Walking tours of Downtown Nashville, when schools are able to get back to field trips, will continue as they have in the past. These tours might include the Ft. Nashboro Interpretive Park, War Memorial Plaza, Sam Davis, Middle Passage, Edward Carmack, Alvin York, Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, Andrew Johnson, and William Strickland. As we talk about the lives of these historic characters, we will discuss the Civil War and Tennessee's involvement, Reconstruction, Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears, Prohibition and other remarkable events in Tennessee and U.S. history. Tours are $4.00 per person (teachers and school staff free) with a $200.00 minimum and are 2-3 hours depending on the group's time constraints.
Cemetery Tours are available for smaller groups. The Nashville City Cemetery and Mt. Olivet Cemetery are amazing repositories of history and art and culture. They are each a Who's Who of Nashville and Tennessee history set in beautiful surroundings. On cemetery tours, funereal practices of the 18th and 19th centuries are discussed and students do love the macabre aspect of these tours...so do I. Each cemetery tour is $3.00 per person with a $150.00 minimum and are 1-2 hours.
For the 2020-2021 school year (and perhaps beyond that) the ZOOM Talks that are available are: The Founding of Nashville/Tennesse Becomes a State, Native Americans, Heroes (Alvin York, Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, John Sevier), Black Tennesseans, Women Suffrage/Temperance/19th Amendment, The Three U.S. Presidents Claimed by Tennessee, The Centennial Celebration, Civil Rights Movement. The U.S. Civil War will be divided into three parts ~ Events Leading up to the War, Life as a Soldier/Medical Treatments, and Major Battles in Which the Army of Tennessee was Involved. ZOOM Talks are $100.00 and last one hour.