We encourage you to use the interpretive signs posted around the cemetery and the Metro Historical Commission brochure for a self-guided tour of the cemebery. We are working on an app that will provide an individual tour and a volunteer on call to do group tours with advance notice. Please use the contact us form to also request a group tour.
May 27, 2013 – Memorial Day Dash – 8:00 a.m.
CLICK HERE for press release on the Dash and HERE for Registration Form in PDF Format.
June 2, 2013 – Nashville Tree Foundation Designation Ceremony – 2:00 p.m.
We are pleased to announce that the Nashville City Cemetery will be recognized as an arboretum by the Nashville Tree Foundation. Please join us for a public ceremony at the City Cemetery on Sunday, June 2 at 2:00 p.m. The ceremony will be followed by self-guided arboretum tours.
In case of inclement weather: Please refer back to this website for alternate plans.
September 21, 2013 - Living History Tour
Please come back closer to the date for specific information.
Tours will be held on the Saturdays listed below for Clean Up Days
from 9:00-11:00 a.m. (with the obvious exception of May 11th Master Gardener's Tour) in an ongoing attempt to have more opportunities for guided visits to the City Cemetery. As more information on these tours becomes available, it will be posted on the site.
April 13, 2013 Clean up Team - Photo by Jill Meese
Hands on Nashville Clean up Days
Saturdays - 9:00-11:00 a.m.
- April 13, 2013
- May 11, 2013
- June 8, 2013
- July 13, 2013
- August 10, 2013
- September 14, 2013 (just in time for Living History Tour!)
- October 5, 2013
To register to help us, go to Hands on Nashville website.
May 11, 2013 – Master Gardeners' Tour – 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Members of the Davidson County Master Gardeners will give visitors a glimpse of the cemetery as it was around 1862. The Master Gardeners maintain the flower gardens with plants that would be found in the cemetery right before the Civil War. This event is free and open to the public. Free parking for the Master Gardeners' Tour is available within the cemetery grounds. For more information about the event, please contact the Metropolitan Historical Commission at 615-862-7970.
Master Gardeners' Preparation for May 11 - Photos by Robert Mather
February 9th & 23rd, 2013 -Master Gardeners' Boxwood Trimming: 9:00 a.m.
April 21, 2013 - DAR Event - about 2:00 p.m.
The Tennessee Society Daughters of the American Revolution has a memorial service each spring for their members who have passed away during the past year, placing carnations in a large wreath for each of them. After our meeting is over, we then take the wreath on a stand to be placed at the grave of a prominent woman in the area. Last year we placed that wreath at Rachel Jackson's grave at the Hermitage.
This year DAR will place their annual memorial wreath at the grave of Charlotte Reeves Robertson in Nashville City Cemetery.
December 6, 2012 – NCCA Annual Meeting -
Members were invited to join NCCA at the Baker residence - 6:30 p.m.
LIVING HISTORY TOUR – OCTOBER 6, 2012
Photography by Alison Auerbach
Photography by Kathy Lauder, Alison Auerbach,
Winder Campbell, Stephanie Jensen, and Yvonne Ogren
CLICK HERE to see another slideshow of the 2012 Living History Tour
Master Gardeners' Tour - 2012 - May 12, 2012 - 10:00 a.m.
City Cemetery Project Chairs of the Davidson County Master Gardeners gave visitors a glimpse of the cemetery as it was around 1862. The Master Gardeners maintain the flower gardens with plants that would be found in the cemetery right before the Civil War.
Memorial Day Dash - 2012 - May 28, 2012
Race began promptly at 8:00 a.m. at Greer Stadium - Runs around Fort Negley - Ends in the Nashville City Cemetery
Images from the 2012 Memorial Day Dash
Images courtesy of Lynn McDonald
All Activities Benefit Cemetery Preservation
The City Cemetery has been an important cemetery for Nashvillians for almost two centuries. The cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of its historical and architectural significance.
The Nashville City Cemetery Association was formed in 1998 to work with the Metro Historical Commission and the city of Nashville to protect, preserve and restore the cemetery.
Also see pictures from the 2011
Day Dash, and Other Special
The Nashville City Cemetery Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 150733
Nashville, TN 37215