African American Culture Tour
Embark upon the African American Culture Tour to learn about the impact black culture has had on the world and specifically Nashville. This interesting and informative tour allows guests of all ages and races to come together to explore history in Music City. The tour is sure to be a fantastic time, so do not miss out.
Guests will begin their African American Culture Tour in the heart of Downtown Nashville. Down this famous stretch in Nashville, most people would look past the historic areas that mark such an amazing history to this city. The tour itself lasts approximately 90 minutes and includes an amazing array of information.
Along the way, your knowledgeable local guide will be able to show you the history of Nashville, TN from the African American viewpoint. The tour gives in-depth looks into historical events and figures of the black community such as:
- Robert Renfro - Robert Renfro was known as 'Black Bob,' he was a slave who turned after being emancipated when over 50 people signed a petition to request that he be freed. After granting the request he became an entrepreneur that was permitted to sell alcohol at what came to be known as Black Bob's Tavern.
- Sarah Estelle - Was a free black woman during the era of slavery that opened ran a boarding house and ice cream parlor in Nashville during the mid-1800's.
- Sampson W. Keeble - Sampson W. Keeble was a wealthier black man in Nashville who had many jobs under his belt. He was a barber, attorney, and owned a boarding house. He also became the first African American in the state legislature for the state of Tennessee.
Nashville truly is a unique place that brings together various cultures, races, and histories. The landmarks you will see and the stories you will hear are absolutely unique and are sure to help you gain a new understanding of Music City and the people who lived and live there now.
Do not miss out on an interesting way to learn about Nashville's African American community and the impact that this group has had on the city itself. It is sure to be a fun and informative tour!
- Is there any walking involved?
Yes. Approximately 1.5 miles of walking is done on this tour.
- Approximately how long does the African American Culture Tour last?
It lasts approximately 90 minutes.
- For what ages is the tour appropriate?
This tour is great for all ages.
- What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
- Where does the African American Culture Tour depart from?
Tour starts at Fort Nashborough - 170 1st Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201
- Is photography / video recording allowed on the African American Culture Tour?