01/18/2020 & 01/19/2020 (Saturday and Sunday) IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Due to the Titans Watch Party, on Saturday 1/18, Sunday 1/19, the Soul of Music City night tour will depart from 1385th Ave N. (at the Old Town Trolley Depot located on the corner of 5th Ave N. & Commerce St.) Please check-in at this location by 6:45pm. Due to road closures, we will not be able to drive down lower Broadway or walk the Pedestrian Bridge.
Must be 18 years old to participate in this tour.
Our night tour will still be two hours long. The portions of the tour that we will not be able to see/drive by are lower Broadway, The Ryman Auditorium and the Pedestrian Bridge.
We will still be able to cover everything else— The Rock Block, Centennial Park, Midtown, Music Row, The Gulch, Rhythm and Blues of Jefferson Street, Musicians Hall of Fame & Printer’s Alley. We will be extending our stop time at the live music venue from 30 minutes to 45 minutes. We will also be treating each guest to two complimentary beverages at the live music venue.
Stop #1 will be closed today, 1/19/2020 due to the Titans watch party. We will begin and end tours at stop #2 (224 5th Ave South).
President Rutherford B. Hayes laid the Customs House cornerstone in 1877. Opening five years later, the federal building housed the post office as well as the area offices for the Treasury and Justice Departments. Designed by William Appleton, the ornate stone building features a Victorian Gothic-style with a soaring central clock tower. Exterior architectural details include lancet windows and a deep inset triple-arched entrance. Considered nonessential by the federal government in the 1990s, the building was repurposed as private office space.