Tour Duration: 2 Hours
Tour Guide: David S. Ewing
Tour the “Carnegie Hall of the South” and one of the most famous buildings in America by David Ewing a leading expert on the building who is writing a book on the Ryman. Learn its history including stories of Presidents, the Grand Ole Opry, Elvis, Martin Luther King, famous African American performers and great speakers. Hear the story of Captain Ryman how he was converted and built this tabernacle and how it almost did not get built. Learn about how it was almost torn down in the 1970’s and how and why it was restored and reopened in 1994.