Experience the Frist Art Museum through many tour options for both groups and individuals.

On-site docent-guided tours have been temporarily suspended. Please check back for updates. If you are interested in on-site self-guided tours for 25 people or fewer, please click here.

If you are interested in online tours, please click here.

Group Tours

Individual Tours


Group Tours
To schedule a group tour, a group must have 10 or more participants. For student groups, this number does not include chaperones. Please submit a request form to make reservations for either self-guided or docent-guided tours.

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:

  • 2020 Adult Tour Request Form
  • 2020 College Tour Request Form
  • 2020 Pre-K–2nd Grade Tour Request Form
  • 2020 3rd–8th Grade Tour Request Form
  • 2020 High School Tour Request Form
  • 2020 Homeschool Tour Request Form
  • 2020 Summer Camp Tour Request Form
  • General Youth Group Tour Request Form (church, community partners, scouts, other groups)

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.

Questions? Contact Veronica de la Cruz at vdelacruz@FristArtMuseum.org (email preferred) or 615.744.3247.

Group Admission
Ticket price includes admission to all current exhibitions and Martin ArtQuest gallery.

  • Adult Groups: $12.00 (per person) with advance group reservation
  • College Groups: FREE admission with advance 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 Art Museum accepts checks made payable to Frist Art Museum and all major credit cards. One form of payment is required for each scheduled tour and no refunds are given.

Accessibility Tours

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 for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, a Middle Tennessee nonprofit serving the Deaf and hard of hearing community. Learn more about accessibility at the Frist.

Architecture Tours

When was the Frist Art Museum 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 Art Museum’s popular architecture tours.

Stroll around the Frist Art Museum 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.

Audio Tours

Docent-Guided Tours

Visitors may join an informal guided tour without a reservation Monday through Friday at 1:30 p.m. as available and on most weekends, as well as at 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays. 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.

The Frist shop is stocked with specialty items for the holidays.
If you purchase a new Frist Art Museum membership on-site at the museum, you will receive a special 20% discount on items purchased in the gift shop the day that membership is purchased.