Nashville Slavery to Freedom Walking Tour
We’re going to show you Nashville as you’ve never seen it before. Join in on a Nashville walking tour and hear fascinating stories about where slaves lived, who they were, and the work that they did.
As Nashville grew, the city became the second-largest slave port in Tennessee with the majority of black people arriving via the transatlantic slave trade.
First, you will learn about black history on Lower Broadway, the most visited street in Nashville. Then, United Street Tours will take you on a scenic walk alongside the peaceful Riverfront Park, where slaves travelled via the Cumberland River into a life of bondage and later freedom.
Visit Fort Nashborough, an outdoor museum, and replica of the original Nashville settlement of the 1700s. Enter the Public Square, where an enslaved man owned his own tavern and entertained Nashville’s elite.
In one hour, you’ll experience a side of the Music City that has, until recently, remained hidden. By taking this tour, you are supporting local inclusion efforts by raising awareness about stories of diversity in Nashville.
- Visit the Fort Nashborough outdoor museum
- Walk along the most visited street in Nashville
- Visit locations significant in the city's history of slaves and the slave trade
- Experience Nashville through a historical lens
- Scheduling: Shared Tour
- Languages offered on the Activity / Tour: English
- Duration: 1 hours
- Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Easy Cancellation30 days before the tour date for a refund.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Cut-off TimeAvailable to be booked until 12 hours before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
- Entrance fees (if applicable)
- Live guide
- Pickup and drop-off
- Gratuities (optional)
- Tour length is flexible depending on walking speed, questions, and any other factors
- Tour will continue rain or shine
- Tour must be booked at least 24 hours in advance