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United Street Tours

49 reviews
Nashville, TN, USA
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About United Street Tours
Our tours put an unconventional spin on city tours, featuring the stories that were left out of the storyline. We explore the strangest, embarrassing, and deeply buried stories hidden throughout the city. We promise you will have an active, fun, engaging session.
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Discover the important role the city of Nashville played in the Civil Rights Movement on this guided walking tour of significant attractions and local hideaways. Learn about the nonviolent protests by college students and sit at the infamous Woolworth counter where sit-ins took place in an effort to desegregate Nashville lunch counters.
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$67.00 per adult
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Immerse yourself in the African American culture of Nashville during this 1.5-hour walking tour. With your guide in the lead, take in the scenery and history over 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) of walking, during which you will be privy to insightful commentary on the African American history and culture. See popular downtown landmarks in a new light and get the chance to take lots of photos and ask questions.
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$67.00 per adult
Tired of the same one-sided view of the city but can’t figure out how to tap into other perspectives? If this sounds like you, your knowledgeable tour guide is here to give you an insider's view of the city so that you can experience a different side. On this neighborhood walk, you will gain insight into what makes Nashville go HAM (history, art, and music). You will learn about why this black community was necessary, as well as the struggles and triumphs of the black people who lived and currently live in this community. You’ll also see the unfortunate chipping away of what once used to be a thriving black community that is slowly changing due to forward-moving gentrification.
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$69.00 per adult
Most people want to experience Nashville outside of country music and Broadway but don’t know where to start. Your expert guide is here to change that! On this walking tour, your guide will show you what’s behind the glamorous tourist traps and introduce you to three completely different insights into the city: unique people, hidden histories, and the most treasured events. You will experience how diverse Nashville truly is when you hear the stories of early black life and culture, see the cultural attractions that are often missed, and feel the essence of the local black community. This walking tour will give you a whole new perspective for a mind opening experience in Nashville.
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All too often our knowledge of the civil rights movement is limited to a few national heroes such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. Your tour guide is here to expand your knowledge so that you can have a well-rounded view of the history of the United States. On this walking tour, you will learn about the 5 Nashville community leaders who have made history, behind-the-scenes. You will see the places were brave students sat-in to protest inequality, hear the stories about them that are not well known, and reflect on the role that these everyday people, both black and white, played in shaping Nashville and this country.
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$67.00 per adult
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Civil Rights Movement Tour is a lively, engaging, and moving experience that offers a fresh perspective on Nashville's past and present.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

All of United Street Tours contain information above and beyond most city tours. We used the Civil Rights Tour as part of our school's professional development for teachers, including many native Nashvillians. We all learned things we had never known about our city's history and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our tour. Our guide was passionate and energetic. She made the experience very enjoyable as well as informative. It opened our eyes to the events surrounding the civil rights movement in Nashville.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent tour!! This was a very informative and educational experience. I’m so glad I was able to go on this tour as it really shaped my understanding of the black experience. We discussed race relations in Nashville in the past and present through a historical...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth every minute! This tour provided a deep understanding of Nashville African American culture and history. I learned about American history and how the economy is connected to slavery. It gave us a chance to see the real Nashville others won't show you. Out of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 11, 2019

The African American Culture and Civil Rights Tours are fantastic--I booked them both back-to-back and enjoyed them immensely! The history, of course, is important and fascinating, but the tours are great largely due to the guide, Chakita, and her engaging, knowledgable and kind manner. I...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour.  Chakita was friendly and personable and was able to explain the largely untold story of the contributions that African Americans have made in Nashville.  I would recommend this tour to anyone who would like to know more...More

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Reviewed March 7, 2019

Our guide was full of amazing stories about black history and the black community in Nashville. We left the tour inspired to become change agents in our community. Very encouraging tour and excellent storytelling! The tour lasted an appropriate amount of time while introducing us...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Shenna S
Reviewed March 7, 2019

The Civil Rights Movement Tour was remarkable! This is the best experience in Nashville. Nashville has a lot to offer in terms of country music and entertainment but it was a great opportunity to tap into the city’s diversity by taking this tour. We talked...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 4, 2019

The tour was a great introduction to the geography and places of Nashville downtown. Chaquita knew where to go and what to see and, most importantly, what to emphasize in the history of African-Americans in Nashville and Tennessee. Hearing her and seeing the monuments gave...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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