Experience the Frist Center through many tour options for both groups and individuals.
- Accessibility Tours
- Adult Group Tours
- Architecture Tours
- College Group Tours
- School Group Tours (Pre-K through 12th grade)
To schedule a group tour, a group must have 10 or more participants. For student groups, this number does not include chaperones.
SCHEDULING YOUR VISIT
Reservations are required at least three weeks in advance.
1. Review all group tour options.
2. Request a group tour by completing one of the following request forms:
- 2017–18 ADULT TOUR REQUEST FORM
- 2017–18 COLLEGE TOUR REQUEST FORM
- 2017-18 SCHOOL TOUR REQUEST FORM
- ONLINE TOUR REQUEST FORM
Once your request is processed, you will receive confirmation of your scheduled visit with information about check-in procedures for tickets, directions for parking, and tour guidelines.
Please allow two weeks for confirmation of tour date and time.
Ticket price includes admission to all current exhibitions and Martin ArtQuest gallery.
- Adult Groups: $10.00 (per person) with advanced group reservation
- College Groups: FREE admission with advanced group reservation
- School Groups: FREE admission (Pre-K- 12th grade)
Final participant count and payment for adult group box lunches is required three weeks prior to the scheduled tour. The Frist Center accepts checks made payable to Frist Center for the Visual Arts and all major credit cards. One form of payment is required for each scheduled tour and no refunds are given.
For our visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing
On the first Saturday of each month, certified American Sign Language interpreters will be available for both the 1:30 p.m. Docent Walk-up Tour and the 4:30 p.m. Architecture Tour. No advance reservation for either tour is required. ASL interpretation is generously supported by Bridges, a Nashville-area nonprofit resource for deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing communities. Learn more about accessibility at the Frist.
“When was the Frist Center built? Who was the architect? Can you tell me about the floors in the galleries?” These are just some of the questions answered in the Frist Center’s popular architecture tours.
Stroll around the Frist Center and learn more about our landmark building from one of our always-engaging docents. Constructed between 1933 and 1934, during the throes of the Great Depression, the former post office is a prominent Nashville architectural treasure from the art deco period. Learn more about Architecture Tours at the Frist.
Architecture Tours are offered every Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and are free to attend. An ASL interpreter will be available the first Saturday tour of every month.
Visitors may join an informal guided tour without a reservation Monday through Friday at 1:30 p.m. as available and on some weekends. Visitors must have purchased gallery admission prior to the tour. All tours will originate at the Information Desk just inside the entrance to our galleries. Our Visitor Services staff can advise visitors as to the availability of tours each day or call 615.744.3247 for advanced schedule information.