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Ryman Auditorium
Ryman Auditorium

Ryman Auditorium

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116 5th Avenue North, Nashville, 37219-2309

The Basics

Travelers can visit independently or on a Nashville tour—ride a hop-on hop-off trolley and stop at the Ryman Auditorium for a self-guided tour or take a guided backstage tour to see dressing rooms, exhibits, multimedia presentations, historic memorabilia, and artifacts.

Music history buffs may prefer to visit the auditorium on a walking tour of downtown Nashville, to hear stories of the city’s must-see sites, while foodies can stop by the Ryman on a culinary tour. Alternatively, combine a visit with an evening tour of Nashville featuring live music and a traditional barbecue dinner.

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Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
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$30.77 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Historical venue — a must see
The historical significance of this building to Nashville. American culture and to music make it a must see.
Robert_C, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Nashville

star-5
Great tour
Lynne_M, May 2022
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
Our guide Lenard was so knowledgeable about the city. He was entertaining and funny. The bus was clean and air conditioning was nice and cool. So much to see in Nashville and now we know where to look.
star-5
Great and knowledgeable...
Shahe_G, Apr 2022
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
Great and knowledgeable driver, clean bus, on time, great service, comfortable experience, respecful
star-5
The short informative...
Michele_A, May 2022
Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
The short informative historical movie prior to the tour is fantastic. The tour allowed us to walk all over the church. Best part was the photo on the stage. I’d do this tour again
star-5
Start your stay with this tour
WadeA_P, May 2022
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
We greatly enjoyed the tour of Nashville. It gave us great insight about this place and getting to tour Ryman Auditorium and the Country Music Hall of Fame was an added plus.
star-5
Great experience!
Makenzie_K, May 2022
Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
This tour exceeded my expectations. The video they play you before walking in was shockingly really cool and unique! They did a great job telling the story and history
star-5
Well worth it
Greg_W, May 2022
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
Big Jerry did a great job. It was also cool to see the Ryman and Hall of Fame. I wasn’t sure what to expect on just the tour part when booking, but we were both pleasantly surprised as Jerry died a great job on explaining the history of everything
star-5
Standing on the Ryman...
Bob_G, May 2022
Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
Standing on the Ryman stage & having our picture taken there. Imagining I was singing there. The history is palpable.
star-4
Background stories of...
David_B, Apr 2022
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
Background stories of Nashville sites and people were very interesting. Really enjoyed the Ryman Auditorium and Country Music Hall of Fame. Could have used a little more time in each.
star-5
Great day
Adriane_P, May 2022
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
Leonard our guide was awesome. Super friendly. He made the tour exciting. Best guide ever and super funny.
star-5
So much history
Denise_W, May 2022
Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
Beautiful building and so much history. I would suggest trying to catch a show there too just to experience all of it.
star-5
Great Value
Jois_R, May 2022
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
Tour guide was great. Made the tour very entertaining and knew lots of great stories and facts Great tour to do and very interesting
star-5
The whole tour was...
James_B, May 2022
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
The whole tour was enjoyable! Leonard was an outstanding guid. He Added a lot of life and laughter to the experience! It was well worth the price!

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.

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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.

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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 off-season, when visitors may find lower prices.

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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.

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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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