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Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour

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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Follow in the footsteps of country legends on a self-guided tour of Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, a downtown venue known as ‘The Mother Church of Country Music.’ Explore five new exhibits on the Ryman Auditorium’s musical history, with footage of celebrity hosts to introduce each one. This self-guided Ryman Auditorium tour offers the chance to explore Nashville country music on your own schedule, with flexible start times throughout the day.
  • Self-guided Ryman Auditorium tour
  • See exhibits presented by country stars
  • Learn about Nashville's musical history
  • Visit any time during opening hours
Make your way to the Ryman Auditorium, where you can redeem your voucher for admission on a self-guided tour. The first stop on the tour is the “Soul of Nashville,” a state-of-the-art theater experience that uses special effects, holograms, and archival footage to introduce the Ryman Auditorium’s 125-year history, with plenty of country stars along the way, including Darius Rucker, Sheryl Crow, The Fisk Jubilee Singers, and Vince Gill.

Following the presentation, continue through the Ryman Auditorium’s exhibits; short films are hosted by Emmylou Harris, Marty Stuart, Nicole Kidman, Ricky Skaggs, Robin Roberts, and Trisha Yearwood. The exhibits cover everything from the early days of country music performance to contemporary stars: visit Workin’ on a Building, Showplace of the South, Mother Church of Country Music, Inspired: 125 Years of Performance, and Ryman Renaissance.

This self-guided tour is available from 9am to 4pm.
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Arrive at the Ryman Auditorium and redeem your voucher for a Tour ticket. At the start of your tour, you will be immersed in the Ryman’s magical history during “Soul of Nashville,” a one-of-a-kind theater experience which puts the spotlight on more than a century of legendary performances and showcases a new collaboration with Darius Rucker, The Fisk Jubilee Singers, Sheryl Crow and Vince Gill.  Five new exhibits are now open: Workin’ on a Building, Showplace of the South, Mother Church of Country Music, Ryman Stage to Screen, and Ryman Renaissance. Peruse genuine artifacts and enjoy videos with hosts Charles Esten, Marty Stuart, Nicole Kidman, Ricky Skaggs, Robin Roberts and Trisha Yearwood as they take you through each chapter of the fascinating Ryman story. Guests can show up at the Ryman Auditorium anytime between 9:00 am - 4:00 pm for their self-guided tour.
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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour.
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What is the maximum group size during Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour.

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On my time
Lissette
, Jul 2020
Easy to redeem at box office. Flexibility was nice. We could go on our time schedule. The price was the same as at the venue
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Very Nice Tour
Cindy_S
, Jul 2020
Very nice tour. Learned a lot. Like the price of the picture included in the price. I would recommend to others.
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A slice of music history...
robyn_h
, Mar 2020
So MUCH history! The opening film is best introduction I have ever experienced at a museum! You need to take the time to listen to the narratives.. they add slot to the visit.
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Self guided tour very interesting memorabilia
dort218
, Oct 2019
We took the self guided tour.There was very interesting memorabilia and loved learning the history of the Ryman Glad we went!
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Great tour of The Ryman
Patricia E
, Oct 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour of this historic building. They have done a good job of restoring it and displaying memorabilia. The sculptures of entertainers both indoors and outdoors were excellent. The displays of the history of the building were very good and the introductory video was excellent. Much more meaningful than the tour of the new Grand Ole Opry at Opryland.
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Fantastic 🌟
Katie G
, Oct 2019
Fantastic Tour and beautiful auditorium. Highly recommended. Really enjoyed the video and articles on display. Thank you.
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Pleasant Surprise
Scott A
, Sep 2019
I loved learning the history of this beautiful and meaningful building. The movie was a perfect way to start the self guided tour. I appreciated all the information that was available to see how this grand staple of Nashville has been cherished and restored. It was wonderful and surprising to see the variety of Artists that have performed in the Ryman over the years. They also have the best T shirts in town!!!!
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Amazing history!
juliannmstarman
, Sep 2019
It was so cool to learn about the history in the Ryman building. It is amazing to think how long it has been around and all of the people who have performed there. They did a great job in capturing the story of the Ryman during the entrance presentation.
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It was so much fun
dianalong54
, Aug 2019
The intro film was very impressive. David, the person recording the session was so much fun. My sister and I had a ball recording King of the Road, as we CANNOT sing. Too much fun!
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Family fourth visit
Curious46971684575
, Jul 2019
On my sons bucket list. He has cancer and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. All of us loved the Ryman and learned a lot from the movie at the beginning. Very informative.

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