2018 Annual Meeting Tours

Travellers Rest, Tennessee Agricultural Museum, and Music Star Homes
hosted by Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts

DATE: Saturday, January 27, 2018
TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
COST: $77.00

Join TACD for a trip honoring the history of Tennessee. The morning begins with a stop at the historic Travellers Rest Plantation, where Andrew Jackson’s presidential career was launched. The tour continues at the Tennessee Agricultural Museum, housed in a renovated house barn. The museum has a priceless collection of artifacts, including farm equipment, household items, tools, textiles, and rural Tennessee prints and photographs.

Nashville is home to many celebrities and music stars, including Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, Amy Grant and Vince Gill, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, and many more! This tour will include stops at properties owned by some of the most famous residents of Nashville, and some of your favorite stars. Additional information is available here on the TACD website.


Night in Music City
hosted by Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts

DATE: Saturday, January 27, 2018
LOCATION: Grand Ole Opry
TIME: 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
COST: $115.00

This tour includes a visit to the Grand Ole Opry, known as the Mother Church of Country Music, with show time at 7:00 pm. Buses will run throughout the night for people looking to visit local honky-tonks and downtown Broadway. An event description will be posted here on the TACD website.


Songbird Bus Tour
hosted by NCDEA

DATE: Sunday, January 28, 2018
TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
COST: $82.00

Go on the road with a live music concert and private tour! We invite you to join NCDEA as we host this unique tour, made available with the Songbird Tour Company.

You will be picked up at the Gaylord Opryland for transport to downtown Nashville, where you will board the Songbird Tour bus for a two hour live concert. While enjoying the performers in concert, you will be driven around Nashville and the surrounding area to see where many famous songwriters live or where songs were written and recorded.


Music City Brewery Tour
hosted by NCDEA

DATE: Sunday, January 28, 2018
TIME: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
COST: $93.00

Join NCDEA for an entertaining and educational trip exploring Nashville’s booming craft beer scene. Our guides will take you on a one-of-a-kind adventure highlighting one of the fastest-growing microbrewery industries in the country, with stops that include behind-the-scenes tours with the brewmasters and free samples.


Historical Civil War Adventure
hosted by NACD Auxiliary

DATE: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
COST: $85.00

On this tour, attendees will visit several historic Civil War sites in Tennessee, including the Carnton Plantation and the Carter House, and explore the charming city of Franklin. A choice of lunch establishments (click here to access a dining guide) on Main Street include the local Mercantile Deli, Merridee’s, Puckett’s, or Gray’s Restaurants. Your ticket includes lunch, snacks, and transportation.


Spectacular Country Music Tour
hosted by NACD Auxiliary

DATE: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
COST: $92.00

Join NACD’s Auxiliary on a Country Music Spectacular afternoon. Attendees will visit the Johnny Cash Museum, enjoy great food and Southern hospitality at Puckett’s, and experience the Country Music Hall of Fame. On our way home, we’ll take a drive through downtown Nashville. Your ticket includes lunch, snacks, and transportation.


Belle Meade Plantation Tour
hosted by Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts

DATE: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
LOCATION: Belle Meade Plantation
TIME: 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
COST: $99.00

Join TACD for a tour of the historic Belle Meade Plantation, a premier thoroughbred horse farm built in 1820. There are eight historic buildings on site, including a carriage house and stable from the 19th century. This tour includes lunch and a complimentary wine tasting. Find more information about the tour here on the TACD website.


Jack Daniel’s Distillery Tour
hosted by Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts

DATE: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
COST: $115.00

This tour includes a visit to the Jack Daniel’s distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee, and includes lunch at the renowned Miss Mary Bobo’s. The distillery is located in Moore County, a “dry” county where the product cannot be legally purchased, and has been produced at this location since shortly after the Civil War.

Miss Mary Bobo’s is a boarding house built in the 1820s, known for providing unique, midday dining experiences in the southern tradition. Access more information here on the TACD website.


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