20th Annual Living History Tour
Saturday, October 12, 2019
2━4 PM ━ Afternoon Tour
6━8 PM ━ Night Tour
Parking Available at Fort Negley, 1100 Fort Negley Blvd with shuttles running from 1:30━9 PM
Tickets are $5 per person and children under age 10 are free.
Click here to purchase tickets
Cemetery Residents Come Alive to Tell Stories and Secrets from the
"Wild, Wild Western Frontier" of late 18th and early 19th Century Nashville
The Nashville City Cemetery Association (NCCA) invites the community to hear
first━hand stories from residents buried in the city's oldest cemetery as part of its
20th annual Living History Tour on Saturday, Oct. 12, featuring important figures who
fought through daunting challenges to help advance the young city in its earliest days.
This year's tour, titled
"If Tombstones Could Talk: Triumph and Tragedy from the Wild, Wild Western Frontier,"
will feature volunteers dressed in full costume, portraying
Nashville citizens who faced disease, violence and more as they built Nashville into a
leading southern city on the fringe of settled America. Guests can expect to spend about an
hour walking with guides through the cemetery to visit each storyteller, with the afternoon
tour running from 2━4 p.m. and the night tour━brought back by popular demand━running from 6━8 p.m.
Eighteenth and early nineteenth century Nashville was the scene of triumph and tragedy on a level
difficult to comprehend in modern times. The stories from all walks of life can be shocking and
inspiring ━ but always educational.
The Tour coincides with the unveiling of the NCCA's new 28━stop tour app, available for free through
the "Tour Buddy" app on Apple and Android devices. This self━guided audio tour leads guests through
the cemetery and provides biographies for select residents, as well as pictures and extra information.
Visitors can access this tour at any time.
Tickets for the Living History Tour are $5 for individuals, and children 10 and under are free.
Attendees are encouraged to purchase them through
for a fast entry, but day━of tickets
may also be purchased with cash or credit at the front gate at the corner of 4th Ave S. and Oak St.
Free parking and shuttle service will be provided at Fort Negley Park, 1100 Fort Negley Blvd. from
1:30 ━ 9 p.m.