Tennessee Preservation Trust

Tennessee Preservation Trust Hosts Special Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Nashville With Historian, Author Jim Hoobler

Posted: 05/10/2016

NASHVILLE, TN – May 10th, 2016—On Thursday, May 26th, the Tennessee Preservation Trust (TPT) is collaborating with historian and author Jim Hoobler for “Gentlemen’s to Lower Broad,” a special one-time-only walking tour of downtown Nashville.

This special tour is the first of TPT’s Historic Tennessee Tours series, kicking off in the month of May to celebrate Preservation Month. The program will offer unique historical tours around the state for different one-off events.

“Gentlemen’s to Lower Broad” will take guests back in time to scenes of Nashville’s more historic nightlife found on Printers Alley, 2nd Avenue and lower Broadway while enjoying a drink or two.

The 1.5-hour tour will begin at Skull’s Rainbow Room in the historic Southern Turf building where guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary drink or cocktail as Hoobler shares the colorful history of the bar’s past. He will then lead guests on an exploration of the historic downtown neighborhood before ending at Swingin’ Doors Saloon, one of only a few remaining historic buildings downtown on the south side of Broadway.

Hoobler is the Senior Curator of Art and Architecture at the Tennessee State Museum and holds a Master of Arts degree in History from Vanderbilt and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, History and Geography from the University of Georgia. He is also the esteemed author of “Guide to Historic Nashville, Tennessee.”

The inaugural event is limited to only 20 guests and costs $60 per person. Tickets include expert commentary from historian Jim Hoobler, an autographed copy of Hoobler’s guide, a complimentary drink or cocktail at Skull’s Rainbow Room, exclusive drink specials at Swingin’ Doors Saloon, and one free raffle ticket. Guests can purchase additional raffle tickets when registering for the tour or at the door for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Skull’s.

Due to limited availability, reservations are strongly recommended as tickets are likely to sell out prior to the event. The tour begins at 6pm at Skull’s (222 Printer Alley).

For more information about “Gentlemen’s to Lower Broad,” the Historic Tennessee Tours program, or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.tennesseepreservationtrust.org/programs/historic-tennessee-tours.