Full Description​: 

We’re going to show you Nashville like 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 traveled 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.   

Book now to secure your spot. Tickets tend to sell out during high season.   


● Experience Nashville through a historical lens 

● Visit locations significant in the city's history of slaves and the slave trade 

● Walk along the most visited street in Nashville   

● Visit the Fort Nashborough outdoor museum  

Additional Information / What to Expect​: 

● Tour must be booked at least 24 hours in advance 

● Tour will continue rain or shine 

● Tour length is flexible depending on walking speed, questions, and any other factors   


● Live guide 

● Entrance fees (if applicable)   


● Gratuities (optional) 

● Pickup and drop-off  

Company Overview  United Street Tours is a Nashville walking tour company that showcases the lesser-known stories of  the Music City. Unlike most Nashville walking tour companies, we show you the hidden culture that  many residents and visitors don't know exists. Our tours are beautiful, gritty, controversial, and  always full of diversity.  

Meta Description:  Nashville walking tour bringing to life genuine African American history and culture with Chakita  Patterson. Beautiful, gritty, controversial, and full of diversity. 

Upcoming dates

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  • Starting Monday, February 17th, 2020, repeats every week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday until Saturday, October 31, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am


Chakita Patterson

The Nashville Visitors Center   501 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
Nashville, TN 37208

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