The preacher was fantastic. Inspiring.

Nashville steamboat captain and businessman Thomas G. Ryman heard the message at an 1885 revival. He was so moved, he put his energy and money into the construction of Union Gospel Tabernacle.

The acoustics are wonderful. The building became a popular venue for concerts and cultural events.

Renovations were made which increased the seating and preserved the sound.

Today thousands of tourists flock to the building to tour the displays and absorb the musical history of the site. But it’s more than museum. Performances occur.

Thank you, Captain Ryman.

You won’t find “Union Gospel Tabernacle” on a Nashville city map. But you will find “Ryman Auditorium. Frequently referred to as the home of the “Grand Ole Opry”