Ryman Auditorium to reopen for tours June 26

Ryman Auditorium and Grand Ole Opry House will resume daytime tours later this week. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)
Ryman Auditorium and Grand Ole Opry House will resume daytime tours later this week. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)

Ryman Auditorium and Grand Ole Opry House will resume daytime tours later this week. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)

More than three months after closing in response to the coronavirus, Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville, will reopen to the public June 26 for self-guided daytime tours, according to a news release.

Visitors will be required to wear masks and will be positioned at least 6 feet apart while entering and exiting the venue, the release said. Staff members will be required to wear personal protective equipment and receive temperature checks before each shift.


Additionally, Grand Ole Opry House, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville, will reopen for backstage tours June 26-28 before beginning daily tours July 2 with the same guidelines in place, according to the release. Backstage tours at Ryman Auditorium will not be offered until further notice.

Both entertainment venues are owned by Ryman Hospitality Partners. The company announced May 21 that it had selected Vanderbilt University Medical Center as its "official wellness advisor" during the phased reopening of its businesses, including the Ryman. 615-889-3060. www.ryman.com