Hop aboard a charming trolley for a narrated tour through the streets of downtown Nashville as you see sites including the Ryman Auditorium, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Parthenon, where you can hop off and explore at your leisure.
Open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum honors all musicians regardless of genre or instrument.
The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum timeline starts with the beginning of recorded music and goes all the way to modern times. Inductees are nominated by current members of the American Federation of Musicians and by other music industry professionals.
The museum first opened June 6, 2006, and exhibits consisted of instruments owned and played by well-known artists and behind-the-scenes session musicians that played at recording studios in cities such as Memphis, Los Angeles, Detroit, Nashville, Muscle Shoals, and New York City. These musicians were often the unsung heroes behind the hits of many great artists.
In February, 2010, under the rules of eminent domain, the city of Nashville purchased the museum property in order to make room for the Music City Center (new convention center). On August 29, 2013, the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum reopened on the first floor of the historic Nashville Municipal Auditorium. The 200,000 square foot building houses the historic 10,000 seat Municipal Auditorium.