Schedule a Tour at EAST

Our Sanctuary is in Hermitage, TN. We offer tours to the public BY APPOINTMENT ONLY on Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. during the months of May-October.

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Sanctuary Tours

EAST welcomes you to come visit our feathered residents. Sanctuary Tours are conducted by appointment on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. during the months of May – October. WE ARE NOW BOOKED FOR ALL REMAINING TOURS! SEE YOU NEXT YEAR STARTING IN MAY 2024!! 🙂 

We love giving tours and educating the public about EAST’s role in rescue and sanctuary of captive parrots. However, because we are a small staff of volunteers, and are responsible for our parrots’ care each day, we hope you understand that our time is limited for conducting tours to designated days and by appointment only.

EAST is not a public attraction. Be mindful that you are in the birds’ home. Rescues/Sanctuaries exist because humans have failed these animals. This is a home, refuge and safe place for the birds who are lucky enough to be here. Educate yourself on the problems the pet trade has created for parrots, and continues to create today. We do not support breeding or capture for the pet trade.


Along with rescue, sanctuary and conservation, education is a top priority at EAST. Bringing your classroom for a tour at EAST is an enriching, educational, fun experience and a great way for the classroom to learn close up about parrots and the importance of their care and our human responsibilities to them. Because these tours often fall outside our regular tour dates and times, please contact us so we can make arrangements for a guided educational tour for your classroom.


Although some of our residents may have once been pets, be advised that they are wild animals with wild instincts that may make them unpredictable and aggressive. Visitors are not allowed to touch any of our residents, except as supervised by an EAST tour representative.

Suggested Donation: $15, per person.

Your tour donation helps us to offset the cost of operating our aviary 24/7 and providing the best in care for our avian residents. Tour donations are non-refundable. In the event of a cancellation, we will honor your paid reservation for 6 months. Your donation to EAST and its mission is appreciated by our feathered residents.

To schedule a tour for your group, please fill out our TOUR REQUEST FORM and email it to