Nashville, the capital of Tennessee, offers a treasure trove of fascinating historic sites to explore. In the process you will learn the stories of our ancestors, the journeys they undertook, and the trials and tribulations they encountered. Along the way you will explore museums of all types, historic buildings and significant architecture, antebellum mansions, monuments and memorials, sculptures and public art, battlefields, artifacts, and markers.
God, Guns, Guitars & Whiskey (which features 265 photographs and 17 maps) begins with a walking tour of historic downtown Nashville that spotlights more than 70 sites. The tour will take you from the historic riverfront to the centers of municipal and state government, along Church Street with its eclectic architecture, down the Victorian-era warehouse row, and then up Broadway, home to many of Nashville's music venues--from symphony halls to honky tonks. This section also includes feature articles on the Tennessee State Capitol and Ryman Auditorium and a listing of Native-American historic sites.
The next section covers nearly 100 historic sites of Nashville-Davidson County outside the downtown area and includes a feature article on the Tennessee Centennial Exposition and a listing of African-American historic sites. Descriptions and articles include Centennial Park, Music Row, Vanderbilt University and other West End attractions; the North Nashville and Germantown historic districts; the College Hill and South Nashville districts; several Civil War sites; and historic Edgefield and East Nashville.
The final section contains the text and locations of 240 historical markers in Nashville-Davidson County.