Guided Backstage Tours

The guided tour is designed to provide an immersive experience that offers visitors more time, more access, more star power, and more stories from the Ryman’s rich music history.

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"If you're thinking about taking a tour, just do it and thank me later! My wife booked the tickets for us and we had a blast." 

Mark K.


What's Included?

• Go backstage to explore artist dressing rooms, decorated with exclusive memorabilia*

• Get a once-in-a-lifetime souvenir photo taken of you on the Ryman stage

• See over 20 exhibits with items from influential performers on display

• Experience the immersive “Soul of Nashville” theater

• Get access to Rock Hall at the Ryman, a powerful installation with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

• Hear guided insights from the Ryman’s expert historians


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"Taking the guided tour was worth the extra $10. Seeing backstage really felt like a magic experience and our tour guide Alex was great. He was very enthusiastic and entertaining." 

Carolyn M.


See Current Exhibits

See star-studded exhibits featuring Elvis Presley, Taylor Swift, Dolly Parton, and more, handpicked for music fans who appreciate every note, every thread, and every lyric that made Nashville “Music City.”

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"We saw a show at the Ryman while visiting Nashville and went back the very next day for a tour. WOW what a learning experience. The history of the building is amazing and getting to tour the legendary dressing rooms was so cool!" 

Daniel W.



The guided tours are available to the public on non-show days, from 10 AM to 4 PM.