We encourage you to use the interpretive signs posted around the cemetery and the Metro Historical Commission brochure for a self-guided tour of the cemebery. We are working on an app that will provide an individual tour and a volunteer on call to do group tours with advance notice. Please use the contact us form to also request a group tour.
May 11, 2013 – Master Gardeners' Tour – 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Members of the Davidson County Master Gardeners will give visitors a glimpse of the cemetery as it was around 1862. The Master Gardeners maintain the flower gardens with plants that would be found in the cemetery right before the Civil War. This event is free and open to the public. Free parking for the Master Gardeners' Tour is available within the cemetery grounds. For more information about the event, please contact the Metropolitan Historical Commission at 615-862-7970.
Master Gardeners' Preparation for May 11 - Photos by Robert Mather
May 27, 2013 – Memorial Day Dash – 8:00 a.m.
CLICK HERE for press release on the Dash and HERE for Registration Form in PDF Format.
June 2, 2013 – Nashville Tree Foundation Announcement – 2:00 p.m.
September 21, 2013 - Living History Tour
The Nashville Tree Foundation will announce at a special ceremony that the Nashville City Cemetery has been newly designated an arboretum. The presentation of a bronze plaque will be made at the Nashville City Cemetery on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 2 p.m., followed by self-guided arboretum tours.
Please come back closer to the date for specific information.
Tours will be held on the Saturdays listed below for Clean Up Days
from 9:00-11:00 a.m. (with the obvious exception of May 11th Master Gardener's Tour) in an ongoing attempt to have more opportunities for guided visits to the City Cemetery. As more information on these tours becomes available, it will be posted on the site.
April 13, 2013 Clean up Team - Photo by Jill Meese
Hands on Nashville Clean up Days
Saturdays - 9:00-11:00 a.m.
- April 13, 2013
- May 11, 2013
- June 8, 2013
- July 13, 2013
- August 10, 2013
- September 14, 2013 (just in time for Living History Tour!)
- October 5, 2013
To register to help us, go to Hands on Nashville website.