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.
The limestone Greek Revival style Tennessee State Capitol was designed by William Strickland whose remains are interred near the building’s cornerstone. The tower was inspired by the monument to Lysicrates in Athens. Completed in 1859, the national historic landmark is one of the country’s oldest working capitols. In addition to large ornate chandeliers, the interior features incredible frescoes, portraits and other artwork. The Capitol Grounds display statues of Presidents Andrew Jackson and Andrew Johnson as well as Sergeant Alvin York. The site also includes the tomb of President James Polk. The building and grounds are open for public tours.