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Parks and Recreation

Tours at the Parthenon

Guided tours

  • Guided tours are offered for groups of ten or more by reservation only.
  • School groups are not allowed to go through the Parthenon on their own without a guide.
  • Reservations must be made at least seven days in advance of your tour. Reserve as early as possible. Dates and times fill quickly sometimes during the year.
  • The Parthenon offers guided tours for special audiences. Tours for the sight-impaired describe the art and architecture of the building through interesting touch exercises. To find out more about tours for special audiences email
  • Group tours for ages pre-k-12th grade must be guided by a Parthenon staff member or docent leader.
  • Student tours are limited to 40 students.Schools wishing to bring larger groups must schedule multiple tours in a single day or tours over multiple days.
  • To make a reservation, call 615-862-8431 or email

Group Admission Rates

These rates apply to groups of 10 or more people.

  • Adult Group $5.50
  • Tour Company Groups $3.50
  • Student Groups & Seniors $3.00
  • Metro-Davidson County Public Schools Free

When you reserve, you will receive a Parthenon Tour Confirmation sheet via fax or email. You must bring this sheet with you on the day of your tour.

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