SOUL OF MUSIC CITY NIGHT TOUR: July 1st, July 2nd & July 3rd
Due to scheduled road closures associated with Nashville’s 4th of July festivities, the Soul of Music City Night Tours on July 1st, July 2nd & July 3rd will depart from 138 5th Ave N. (at the Old Town Trolley Depot located on the corner of 5th Ave N. & Commerce St.) Due to these road closures, the night tour on these nights will not be able to drive down lower Broadway or walk the Pedestrian Bridge.
A National Historic Landmark, the Downtown Presbyterian Church was built in 1851. State Capitol architect William Strickland designed the building, which is one of the country’s largest and best-preserved examples of Egyptian Revival style architecture. Serving as a Union military hospital during the Civil War, the church was renovated in the 1880s. The interior, painted to resemble an Egyptian temple, features walnut benches and vivid motifs like winged globes representing the Egyptian sun god Amun-Ra, which signifies eternity. The 4,000-pound church bell, donated by Adelicia Acklen, served as the city fire alarm for more than two decades.