Ann C.Maple Valley, WA, United States
We planned Jim's Civil War tour during a business trip to Nashville recently. We had four of us participating and we all enjoyed his first hand insights as a musician and knowledge of Nashville's participation in the Civil War. It was a real treat! We also toured the Belmont Mansion which was a peak into Adelicia Acklen's life during the 1800s. They were in the process of renovating the interior, but it was impressive nonetheless. We would recommend his tour to anyone who appreciates history. Thanks, Jim!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much! We had a great time. And thanks so much for the book. Very thoughtful. I hope our paths cross again.
Robert SpinnaUnited States
Jim is a great tour guide. We only had two days in Nashville, but Jim picked us up at the airport so our tour began immediately and we didn't waste a minute. Jim is a true Nashville local who has tons of historical and cultural knowledge to share. He also has a great sense humor. And if you are really lucky, he may even sing you a tune or two! Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much. We had a great day together!
Amy PagelUnited States
Jim gave us an excellent, personalized walking tour of the downtown Nashville area. He was very knowledgeable and engaging! We had five in our group aged 16-19 and one senior with us, and he held our attention for 2 1/2 hours with his Nashville stories and history. We also really appreciated that Jim was willing to give us a tour on such short notice and on a holiday, since we had limited time in Nashville. Great tour! Great city! We wish we could have heard him play with his band while we were town too.
Joyce TakemoriUnited States
Jim was so delightful! The time went by way too fast to ask him more questions, see a few more sights and enjoy his company.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Had a great time with you! Yes the time went by way too fast. Hope our paths cross again.
Nicholas CutroneUnited States
Wow! From the moment we met Jim, he was courteous, professional, and wanted to ensure he understood our hopes and aspirations for the tour. His knowledge of Nashville history including the Civil War was outstanding. This was the first time to Nashville for my wife, our son, and his girlfriend. Jim made the welcome to Music City a special event. I will strongly recommend Jim to our clients traveling to Nashville. Thank you, Nick
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Had a great time with you guys the other day. Appreciated your astute and thoughtful comments! Hope our paths cross again.
Arthur CantorUnited States
Nashville's "Singing Superlative Guide" gave us the feeling that we were almost living the history of Tennessee. A nonstop talker with the Southern "drawl," his passion in relating the story of his beloved state demonstrated that he is a finely tuned son. His knowledge also included detailed descriptions of the battlefields, the impact of war and such interesting little things like explaining the foliage and trees which created the beauty of TN. His singing was a special and an unexpected gift."
Lisa L SchraderUnited States
Jim is very knowledgeable about the Civil War in and around Nashville. A great tour experience.
Margaret ThomasUnited States
Our group of six found our tour guide Jim to be informative, delightful, gave in-depth answers to our many questions, entertaining and so much more. We had a wonderful time on our "Nashville Heritage Tour."
Deborah RamseyUnited States
Jim was very accommodating to our short notice request for a tour. He asked about our interests so that he could tailor the tour. He is knowledgeable and added humor to the tour. I recommend using Jim as a tour guide especially if you have an interest in the history of Nashville.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Had a great time with you. Hope our paths cross again!
Vicki ButlerUnited States
We took Jim's tour on a beautiful snowy day. The rest of the town was pretty much shut down but Jim followed through. He knows a lot about the area and was able to answer any question we came up with. The tour we took was an overview of the area and Jim covered a lot of interesting events during it. My friend has been working in Nashville for about 6 months and she felt she learned more about Nashville during that one afternoon with Jim than she had in all those 6 months. Thank you Jim!
Adrienne BlytherUnited States
The tour points of interest and narration by Jim was excellent. He knows the lay of the land, showed us all areas as we passed thru to our sites. His knowledge of the Nashville history n AfroAmerican Heritage was remarkable. It was the highlight of our week ling stay. The only downside is Nashville is becoming so huge, parking n access to various sites have really become restricted. Jim was gracious n we stopped at ever point we could. He was great with my husband's disability even getting pics for him.
Steve LevyUnited States
Jim is the best start to a Nashville getaway. Wonderfully entertaining and a great source of local knowledge.
Peter BrautigamUnited States
Jim was great --- very knowledgeable --- he showed us exactly what we wanted to see. Thank you
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Had a great time with you yesterday. Enjoyed hearing about Alaska!
Susan HunterUnited States
Jim is excellent- very knowledgeable and full of information that made our tour outstanding. He knows local history and was able to answer all of our questions. We recommend him wholeheartedly! Thanks, Jim!
Brian W.United States
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Dianne CohnUnited States
Joanne JohnsMalden, MA, United States
I had the opportunity to tour with Jim on my tour by locals. The insight he gave for the attractions were spectacular. The personal local touch made the tour so much more amazing. I would recommend the tour and thank you Jim.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We had a great time! Thanks for visiting Nashville and choosing my tour!
William LefflerUnited States
Outstanding and totally accommodating
Joyce RuseGordon, NE, United States
Marsha KurkaUnited States
Jim was wonderful! He customized my tour to my interests and was a nonstop fountain of knowledge and entertainment. This guy knows everything about Nashville. I couldn't have been happier.
Dennis DevaneyUnited States
Jim went way above and beyond to make our tour enjoyable and informative. He has a great personality, and a vast knowlege of the area. I think Jim has found the perfect job for him as a guide! I would have given six stars if available.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dennis, it was a real pleasure to tour with you! I'm still talking about you with other tourists as the very smart guy who stood beside ole # 456 at Cenntennial Park and explained how a steam engine worked. Very cool! I need to let you know when they get it back on the tracks and running again. I'll try to remember!
Robert AndresenUnited States
Great tour! Jim was a knowledgable and personable guide. We recommend him highly. 5+++ out of 5!!!!
Had a great time on Jim's comprehensive Nashville Civil War tour. He was fun, friendly and knowledgeable. Couldn't have been better. Thanks Jim!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much. You're the absolute most wonderful travelers I've ever had from Bermuda! Hope you enjoyed the BarBeQue at the Peg Leg Porker! Hope I get out to your part of the world someday!
John SmeadUnited States
one of the best tours we have taken. Jim is knowledgeable, humorous and accommodating. and to add to it he sings!!! he provided a great flavor of the city, the state and the current status of Nashville. He knows how to blend the past with the present. He also knows some great lunch stops. great Job Jim..
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Touring with guys like you makes it all pure pleasure! At the end of the day I felt like we were old friends. I hope our paths cross again!
We loved our tour and our guide Jim: A whole day of fun visiting several cultural and historical sites. Jim is very knowledgeable about Nashville, its history and the music industry. The tour allowed us to crack the mystery of the city (which is not a typical touristic destination) and to continue our visits the next few days with a better understanding of what to do next. Highly recommended. Thanks Jim.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Had a great time with you guys as well! Hadn't really thought about Nashville as being a place of "mystery" but it's always smart to consider anything from a fresh set of eyes. Seriously, it's alotta fun to speak with those here for the first time and consider their first impressions. Every city has its own unique personality and I need to hear from visitors as to just what strikes them as unique or different about Nashville. Hey, hope our paths cross again sometime!
Jim YoungIssaquah, WASHINGTON, United States
Jim is very knowledgeable about the history of Nashville and especially it's role in the civil war. I would definitely recommend this tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for those kind words. It was a great pleasure meeting and spending time with you. Makes it all worthwhile!
Marc CarpUnited States
Very personable. Extremely knowledgeable. His singing tour of Music row was a plus and both on target and on key . Would recommend highly
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey, if a guy can't sing on key moving down Music Row he's got a problem! Had a wonderful time with you guys, especially enjoyed her stories and anecdotes about her Cuban heritage and history. Great pleasure spending that time with you.
Elisse ClarkUnited States
We had an excellent tour with Jim as part of a Civil War History Road Trip my US Army Ret. "history buff" husband and I did through Tennessee. He is both knowledgeable and personable, and he made the historic and "off the beaten path" sites come alive for both of us. Highly recommended, especially if you have an interest in US history.
George SugarmanUnited States
Our day with Jim was one we will always remember. His knowledge and insight into the History and battle of Nashville made us feel like we were right there. By the end of the day we felt we had known him for years.In addition to all of that his Southern Charm and "love of the subject" was infectious. We would recommend this tour to anyone. George & Susan
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: "You'all" are very kind. Visitors like you make it all worthwhile. What did the Beatles say in the Sgt.Pepper song?: "You're such a lovely audience...We'd love to take you home with us..etc." That's the way I felt at end of our day together! Good luck to you. Hope our paths cross again.