In early 1862, Nashville became the first Confederate state capitol to fall to Union troops, surrendered without firing a shot. The Nashville battlefield is huge by Civil War standards, encompassing almost all of south and west Nashville. City Sites created a self-guided, hands free, GPS triggered app for consumers who want a deeper experience and a way to consume content in a fun and easy manner from their car. The Battle of Nashville Driving Tour app is available on the App Store and Google Play for $9.99.
Battle of Nashville Driving Tour App is a comprehensive, hands free, GPS triggered tour of the largest battlefield in a metropolitan city. The self-guided tour is organized into 3 tours that you can take at your own pace:
1. FULL tour with all 50 stops
2. Northern tour which features downtown locations and Union fortresses
3. Southern tour which features homes, forts, battlefields, and more.
Many of the tour stops have GPS triggered audio files making it easy to stay focused on the road and sites to see. Great care was given for content accuracy available from local experts, storytellers and those with great knowledge of events. Interviews and research was conducted with Nashville’s most prominent historians including Ridley Wills II and John Allyn (president of BONP). Nashville Mayor Megan Barry also provided feedback about the app “Knowing the history of Nashville is critical to understanding where we came from and determining where we will go in the future. The City Sites-Nashville app offers residents and visitors alike the opportunity to have a fuller, more comprehensive understanding of the history of Nashville and the people who have helped shape the city today.”
City Sites is looking forward to offering a variety of apps in the near future on Architecture, Music Row, and Winery/Brewery tours, just to name a few.