FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What is the Total Access Pass?
The Total Access pass comes in a plastic sleeve containing 4 individual passes to the available attractions with an additional pass for free admission to the Parthenon and the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, a pass for 25% off the Music City Hop On/Off Trolley Tour and another pass that serves as a coupon for 10% off your purchase at our two downtown Visitor Information Centers (discount not available on Total Access Pass purchase).
This is the Total Access Pass. All the following cards will be contained in this package.
This is an individual pass. You will receive four to use at any participating attraction listed. Only one ticket per attraction is allowed.
This is a bonus coupon, offering 10% off your purchase at the Nashville Visitor Information Center.
This is a bonus ticket offering free admission to The Parthenon. You will receive one ticket.
This is a bonus ticket offering free admission to the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. You will receive one ticket.
This is a bonus coupon, offering 25% off a the Music City Hop On/Off Trolley Tour.
Where do I pick up the Total Access Pass?
The pass can be picked up in person at our Visitor Information Center at the Bridgestone Arena, on the corner of 5th Avenue and Broadway in downtown Nashville.
Do I need to purchase it in advance?
No, but if you prefer to, you may order them online and pick them up in person when you arrive. (NOTE: The date you enter when ordering is the day you wish to pick up the pass.)
Can you mail it or have it delivered to my hotel?
Unfortunately, we cannot deliver the Total Access Pass to you. Our downtown Visitor Center is within walking distance to many of the attractions offered, making it easy to stop and pick up on your way out.
Do I have to use the Total Access Pass all in one day?
No. The passes do not expire. Please note the attraction availability is subject to change.
Do I have to decide which attractions I want to visit before I purchase the pass?
No. Each card in the pass will grant you admission to any of the attractions. However, some attractions will require reservations.
Which attractions require reservations?
The Fontanel Mansion & Farm (615-724-1600), Redneck Comedy Bus Tour (615-316-0014), Music City Rollin' Jamboree (615-430-3109), and Hick Chick Tours (615-838-7105) require advance reservations. You may call each attraction directly to make reservations. The Grand Ole Opry House Backstage Tour (615-871-6779) does not require reservations but it is requested that you call in advance to confirm tour availability.
How long will it take to tour each attraction?
These are estimated lengths of tours for each participating attraction/tour:
Adventure Science Center: 2-2.5 hours / 30 min-1 hour for Planetarium show
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage: Home of the People's President: 2 hours
Belle Meade Plantation: 1.5-2 hours
Belmont Mansion: 1.25 hours
Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art: 2 hours Gardens / 45 min-1 hour Museum Tour
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum: 2.5-3 hours
The Delta River Company: 30 min
Echoes of Nashville: 1.5 hours
Famous Footsteps Walking Tour: 2 hours
Fontanel Mansion & Farm: 1.5-2 hours
Frist Center for the Visual Arts: 1-1.5 hours
George Jones Museum: 1-1.5 hours
Grand Ole Opry House Daytime Backstage Tour: 1 hour
Hatch Show Print: 45min-1 hour Hick Chick Tours: 2-3 hours, depending on tour chosen
Historic RCA Studio B: 1 hour
Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum: 45min-1 hour
The Johnny Cash Museum: 45 min-1 hour
Music City Rollin' Jamboree: 1.30 hours
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum: 1 hour
Nashville Zoo: 3-4 hours
Redneck Comedy Bus Tour: 2 hours
Ryman Auditorium: 45 min-1 hour
How do I redeem my 25% Music City Hop On/Off Trolley coupon?
Present this ticket at the box office located at Riverfront Train Station on 1st Avenue to receive 25% off the Music City Hop On/Off Trolley Tour. Offer valid during regular operating hours only, subject to availability and first come. Reservations are not required or accepted. Tour is $28.00 per person.
Do I need to purchase a Total Access Pass for my children?
In most cases, it is more cost-effective to purchase children's admission at the attractions - please check with individual attractions to find out rates.
Can I purchase these passes for a group?
There is a limit of 10 passes purchased by one person.
CALL 800-657-6910 OR PURCHASE ONLINE NOW.
These are the participating attractions:
Adventure Science Center
800 Fort Negley Boulevard
It’s an amazing, original scientific adventure! Travel to the outer reaches of the galaxy in the Sudekum Planetarium and Space Chase wing. In BodyQuest, explore the systems of the human body, and then climb the seven levels of the Adventure Tower to discover the many roles science plays in everyday life. Approx. length of tour: 2-2.5 hours / 30 min-1 hr for Planetarium show
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage: Home of the People's President
4580 Rachel’s Lane
Visit the home of America’s 7th President, Andrew Jackson, and encounter the era and people that shaped young America’s Future. Discover our nation’s history on 1,120 acres of farmland. Experience the past through the new, state of the art exhibit “Andrew Jackson: Born for a Storm”, museum, costumed interpreter-led mansion tours, horse-drawn wagon tours, and enchanting seasonal walking tours. Informative site-wide digital audio tours also available. Museum store on site. Approx. length of tour: 2 hours
Belle Meade Plantation
5025 Harding Pike
At Belle Meade Plantation you can tour, shop, wine, and dine! What started as a log cabin and 250 acres, grew into a beautiful Greek Revival mansion, one of the largest estates in Nashville, covering 5,400 acres, and became the epicenter of the thoroughbred horse industry. Visit the site where the bloodlines of Secretariat, Seabiscuit, and Funny Cide started. Hear this amazing story as guides in period attire lead you through the beautifully-restored mansion. Tours conclude in the Winery at Belle Meade Plantation where guests receive a free wine tasting. The museum store, winery, and restaurant are open daily. Approx length of tour: 1.5-2 hours
1700 Acklen Avenue
Discover Belmont Mansion’s unique and engaging past. Join us daily for guided tours through ornate rooms furnished in Victorian opulence and brimming with American history. Built in 1853, this Italian villa-style mansion was once owned by the wealthy and powerful Adelicia Acklen, whose prismatic stories of strength, perseverance, and character during and after the Civil War justifiably make her Nashville’s own steel magnolia. Accompanying her incredible story as one of American history’s most notable leading ladies, the history of Belmont Mansion is equally intriguing, serving as headquarters for the Union army during the Civil War, a girl’s school during the Gilded Age, and the site of Adelicia’s numerous elaborate parties during the Victorian Era. Approx. length of tour: 1.25 hours
Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art
1200 Forrest Park Drive
Experience Cheekwood, the 55-acre estate built by the Maxwell House Coffee fortune in Nashville, Tennessee, and one of the finest examples of an American Country Place Era estate in the United States. The Botanical Garden is a spectacular showcase of color and horticultural diversity with eleven specialty display gardens and stunning natural landscape. The Museum of Art has collections of painting, sculpture, and decorative arts. Visitors can enjoy year-round family-friendly activities with four distinct festivals held during the year. From Cheekwood in Bloom with more than 100,000 tulips in the spring, to a children’s wonderland of Christmas trees, trains, Santa, live reindeer, and 750,000 twinkling lights during the holiday season. Cheekwood celebrates the seasons in style with something for everyone! Approx. length of tour: 2 hours Gardens / 45 min-1 hour Museum Tour
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
222 Fifth Avenue South
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is the definitive home of America’s music, safeguarding more than 2.5 million priceless artifacts, including countless recordings and photographs, numerous stage costumes, musical instruments, and more. Also, experience our other local historic properties, RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print. Approx. length of tour: 2.5-3 hours
The Delta Riverboat Company
Gaylord Opryland Resort
2800 Opryland Drive
Think you have seen everything there is to see at Gaylord Opryland? You haven’t unless you set sail with the Delta Riverboat Company and let them guide you through the 4.5-acre indoor garden, past the 85-foot Delta fountain, around The Old Hickory Steakhouse, and by three different waterfalls. Approx. length of tour: 30 min
Echoes of Nashville
Begins at: 501 Broadway
Take a stroll through one of the most historic cities in the South. Did you know Nashville started as a frontier fort during the American Revolution, or that women gained the right to vote here? Take a walk with us and learn how music is only part of the city’s rich history. Join us for a pleasant walk around downtown and leave with a better understanding of the real Nashville. Oh, and, of course, you’ll learn how Nashville became Music City. If you like to truly discover the cities you visit, then this is the tour for you. Reserve your ticket at echoesofnashville.com. Echoes of Nashville is about a 1.5 mile loop and typically takes about 1.5 hours.
The Fontanel Mansion & Farm - Reservations Required
4125 Whites Creek Pike
Once the family home of country music legend Barbara Mandrell, the Mansion at Fontanel has been filled to the brim with photos, memorabilia, and personal items from the period when the Mandrell family lived there. Visitors are encouraged to look, touch, feel, and relax in this magnificent home. Tours are offered in small intimate groups and tend to sell out. Please call in advance for availability and to make reservations. The mansion is open daily from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Approx. length of tour: 1.5-2 hours
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Enjoy ever-changing art from around the world and hands-on activities in our interactive ArtQuest Gallery. 2016 exhibitions include works by Goya, Rubens and Renoir; Italian Automobiles; Soviet photography and film; iconic pottery, textiles and jewelry; Samurai arms and armor; and much more. Visit fristcenter.org for a complete exhibition schedule. Tickets may be subject to timed entry. Kids 18 and under are always free. Approx. length of tour: 1-1.5 hours
George Jones Museum
128 2nd Avenue North
Referred to as the greatest country music singer of all time, George Jones lives on in the George Jones Entertainment Complex and Museum. Four levels with great food, live entertainment, museum/gift shop and a rooftop bar on the river. Museum is open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Restaurant and Rooftop Bar are open 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Approx. length of tour: 1-1.5 hours
Grand Ole Opry House Daytime Backstage Tour
2804 Opryland Drive
A must-see for everyone visiting Music City! Learn the fascinating story of the Grand Ole Opry with a tour of the Grand Ole Opry House. Walk in the footsteps of country music’s superstars and get an exclusive look at what happens behind the scenes of the show that made country music. Tours are usually available every day (February-October) but please call in advance to confirm tour availability. Approx. length of tour: 1 hour
Hatch Show Print
224 5th Ave. South
TAKE THE OFFICIAL TOUR, PRINT A POSTER. Hatch Show Print is one of America’s oldest working letterpress print shops and a local favorite. Hatch Show Print has created original art for Grand Ole Opry Stars, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and for many of today’s artist including Fleetwood Mac, Pearl Jam and The Black Keys. Take a guided tour through the history of Hatch Show Print. See where these one-of-a-kind posters are created, learn about letterpress printing, immerse yourself in the process, and print your own commemorative poster to take home! Approx. length of tour: 45min-1 hour
Hick Chick Tours - Nashville's Original Pub Crawl - Reservations Required
154 2nd Avenue North (Dick’s Last Resort)
Hick Chick Tours offers The Honky Tonk Pub Crawl, which is a walking tour and pub crawl combined. You’ll visit four-five pubs while seeing sights up close, learning stories of Music City's past, and laughing all along the way (approximately three hours and must be 21+ to participate). Yes, men can come, too! Availability is limited; you must make a reservation online, and your credit card will not be charged when using this pass unless you don’t show up for the tour. www.hickchicktours.com. Approx. length of tour: 2-3 hours, depending on tour
Historic RCA Studio B
222 Fifth Avenue South
Upgrade your Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum experience by adding a tour of Historic RCA Studio B. As Music City’s only studio tour, Studio B provides a glimpse into the heart of the Nashville Sound during one of its most exciting and classic periods. This legendary studio produced hits by Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Charley Pride, and others. Requires a second Total Access ticket and can only be used in conjunction with the museum. Approx. length of tour: 1 hour
Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum
636 Farrell Parkway
Historic Travellers Rest is Nashville’s premier civil war site, and was Hood’s headquarters before the Battle of Nashville. Built by Judge John Overton in 1799, Travellers Rest is the oldest historic site open to the public in Nashville. It is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the Overton home and serving as a gateway for learners of all ages to explore and experience Nashville’s historic past. Approx. length of tour: 45min-1 hour
The Johnny Cash Museum
119 Third Avenue South
Take a walk through the man in black’s amazing life featuring the world’s largest collection of artifacts, interactive exhibits, films, and more. Don't miss the new Legends of Sun Records exhibit featuring rare artifacts from Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, and Carl Perkins. Approx. length of tour: 45 min-1 hour
Music City Rollin' Jamboree - Reservations Required
330 Commerce Street
There are city tours, and then there’s the Music City Rollin’ Jamboree. A bawdy, comedy-filled, sing-along tour on wheels that serves up a few of Nashville’s sights, sings some of its greatest songs and shares quirky city secrets along the way. They will have you laughing and singing all throughout Music City on this 90 minute tour. Tours run Wednesday-Saturday and reservations are required; must be 21+ to take this tour. Alcohol is allowed (no glass and no open cups) Approx. length of tour: 1.30 hours.
PLEASE NOTE: The bus leaves from 330 Commerce Street at 11:15am and 2:15pm ONLY, Alcohol is allowed (no glass, no open cups), MUST BE 21 TO RIDE.
Riders must arrive: 15 minutes early to claim your seat.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
401 Gay Street
The Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum showcases the music of all genres and the very instruments that some of history’s greatest musicians used to record many classic hits. Opening in early 2016, the Grammy Museum Gallery is an 8,500 square foot interactive exhibit that educates visitors on various aspects of the music industry and details the history of music’s highest honor – The Grammys. Approx. length of tour: 1 hour
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
3777 Nolensville Pike
Get to the Zoo! You can hang loose like the gibbons while you see animals from across the globe in natural habitats resembling the many environments of our world. Discover clouded leopards and red pandas along the Bamboo Trail, see white rhinos, giraffes, and zebra wandering through African Savannahs, and explore the Unseen New World with some of the wildest things you’ve never seen. Have hands on fun and kick it with our red kangaroos in the Kangaroo Kickabout or take a selfie with a goat, alpaca, or Galapagos tortoise at Critter Encounters. You can also monkey around our 66,000-square-foot Jungle Gym playground, take a spin on the Wild Animal Carousel, ride our Wilderness Express train or be surrounded by more than 50 Australian parrots at Lorikeet Landing. Approx. length of tour: 3-4 hours
The Redneck Comedy Tour - Reservations Required
Ever wonder what country stars do when not on the radio? Is Music Row actually haunted? All of this and more is revealed in a two-hour fun-filled tour of Nashville’s most famous and historic sites: Sunday - Friday 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. Schedules vary seasonally and reservations must be made by phone no more than 7 days prior to the requested tour date. Leave your name and cell phone number along with the date and time of the tour you’d like to book, and you will get a call back to confirm. There is not a ticket booth at either location. Arrive 15 minutes early and look for the camouflage bus. Passes are collected upon boarding the bus. Approx. length of tour: 2 hours
Things to know:
- There is not a ticket booth at either location.
- Arrive 15 minutes early and look for the camouflage bus.
- 11am Tour - Meet behind Nashville Palace, 2611 McGavock Pike (Music Valley Area)
- 2pm Tour - Meet at Whiskey Bent Saloon, 306 Broadway (NOT at Whiskey Kitchen)
- 4pm Tour – Meet at Whiskey Bent Saloon, 306 Broadway (most Saturdays, call to check your date)
116 Fifth Avenue North
Take a journey through entertainment history with a daytime tour of the Ryman Auditorium, the most famous former home of the Grand Ole Opry. Be immersed in the Ryman’s magical history during the one-of-a-kind “Soul of Nashville” theater experience and enjoy five new exhibits complete with videos hosted by stars including Nicole Kidman, Charles Esten and Trisha Yearwood. Approx. length of tour: 45 min-1 hour
Get Nashville Attraction Discounts with the Total Access Pass!
CALL 800-657-6910 OR PURCHASE ONLINE NOW.