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Ryman Auditorium Tours

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Known as the “Mother Church of Country Music,” Ryman Auditorium helped transform Nashville into a legendary music destination. Since 1892, the venue has hosted notable stars such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Van Morrison, and Minnie Pearl. Today, visitors can tour the 2,362-seat auditorium, visit the museum, or catch a live show. 

The Basics
Travelers can visit independently or on a Nashville tour. Ride a hop-on hop-off trolley with flexible start times throughout the day and stop here for a self-guided tour to explore on your own, or take a guided backstage tour to see dressing rooms that have hosted countless stars, peruse the music venue’s exhibits and multimedia presentations, and check out an array of historic memorabilia and artifacts. Music history buffs can visit the auditorium on a walking tour of downtown Nashville, during which a tour guide tells tells stories of the city’s must-see sites. Foodies can stop by the Ryman on a culinary tour and sample local cuisine along the way, or, for a special treat, combine a visit with an evening tour of Nashville featuring live music and a traditional barbecue dinner.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Café Lula, the Ryman’s on-site dining venue, serves up local food and drinks from 9am to 8pm every day, with extended hours for concerts and events. 
  • Cameras are permitted during daytime tours but are not allowed backstage. 
  • There are no coat check facilities. 
  • The Ryman provides wheelchair escorts during nighttime events for guests with limited mobility. Accessible ticket options are available. 

How to Get There
The Ryman is centrally located in the heart of downtown Nashville, at the junction of Broadway and Fourth Avenue. The entrance is located on the Fourth Avenue side of the building. The site does not have a dedicated public parking lot.

When to Get There
The Ryman Auditorium and museum are open year-round except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Tours are offered daily between 9am and 4pm. The most popular time to visit is from April through October, when warm weather brings Music City to life. Winter is the city’s low season, when visitors may find cheaper prices.

Not Just for Country Music 
Although it’s the original home of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry country music concerts, the Ryman stage has seen superstars of every genre. Artists such as Paul Simon, the Pixies, MGMT, and even Houdini have performed here, in addition to comedians Joe Rogan and Bill Burr.
Address: 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville 37219-2309, USA
Hours: Tours offered daily 9am-4pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day
Admission: Standard Daytime Tour - Adults: US$21.95, Children (4-11yrs): US$16.95
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Recent Reviews from Experiences in Nashville

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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.

21 Tours and Activities to Experience Ryman Auditorium

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Ryman Auditorium Attraction Tickets

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

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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.
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Grand Ole Opry Show Admission Ticket with Shuttle TransportationAttraction Tickets

Grand Ole Opry Show Admission Ticket with Shuttle Transportation

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Half-day Tours

"Nashville" Hit TV Show Guided Bus Tour with Ryman Auditorium or Bluebird Café

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Experience the thrill of a live concert at Nashville’s premier country music stage, the world-renowned Grand Ole Opry. See new stars, superstars, and the legends of country music all in one evening. Unlike a typical concert, the Grand Ole Opry presents multiple artists at each show, giving the audience a variety of musical styles to enjoy at one event. Choose from various dates and seating options to suit your schedule and budget.
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Explore Nashville from a local's perspective on this city tour with a local guide. Aboard an open-air, low-speed vehicle, cruise through Nashville to see more than 35 landmarks and other sightseeing locations. Notable sights along this tour include Country Music Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium, Johnny Cash Museum, Germantown, The Gulch, Tootsies, and Music Row. Select a morning, afternoon, or evening tour when booking.
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are Ryman Auditorium hours of operation?
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Ryman Auditorium hours of operation: Tours offered daily 9am-4pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:
Should I book Ryman Auditorium tickets in advance?
A:
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Ryman Auditorium can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 21 Ryman Auditorium tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Ryman Auditorium 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Ryman Auditorium costs USD 24.95. Guided Ryman Auditorium tours start around USD 24.95 per person. See all 21 Ryman Auditorium tickets and tours on Viator.
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