Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis: 2-Hour Guided Historic Walking Tour

1. Memphis: 2-Hour Guided Historic Walking Tour

This 2-hour walking tour of Memphis sheds light on the city's fascinating history. Memphis has always had something of a dual character or split personality: at once a gracious old-Southern city of riverboats and cotton money, as well as a rowdy river town of roughnecks, gangsters, and gamblers. Your guide will highlight both sides of the city’s history and some of the characters who have made Memphis one of the most unique and colorful places in the world. Along the way you’ll see the Historic Court Square, Fourth Bluff Park overlooking the Mississippi River, and a couple locations significant to the Civil War, including the sites of the Battle of Memphis and Forrest's Raid. Walk through Cotton Row and a gain a new perspective from a rooftop over the city. Pass through Deadman's Alley, Main Street, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s last march. The tour also includes watching the famous March of the Ducks at the Peabody Hotel, a Memphis tradition since 1933.

Memphis: 2-Hour Haunted Walking Tour

2. Memphis: 2-Hour Haunted Walking Tour

Beyond the rhythms of Beale Street's blues lies a darker history of vice, voodoo, phantoms, ghosts, and lost souls. Hear the eerie legends while seeing some of Memphis' oldest sites. On this two-hour walking tour, first you'll see the Orpheum Theater, home of "Mary," who has haunted performances since 1921.  Hear about the Victorian-era mansion haunted by star-crossed lovers: the John Alexander Austin House. Discover the most haunted building in Memphis, the notorious Ernestine and Hazel's. Go inside this creepy establishment, a former brothel, and learn about the several ghosts who live there, as well as the haunted jukebox.

Memphis: 1-Hour Beale Street Guided Walking Tour

3. Memphis: 1-Hour Beale Street Guided Walking Tour

Explore Beale Street, the Memphis street which was voted “America’s Most Iconic Street” by USA Today. Learn about Beale Street’s colorful history, from its early days of sin and vice to its heyday as the center of the city’s vibrant African-American culture. Discover the stories behind the legends, musicians, gangsters, politicians, and crooks who helped make Beale Street the “The Home of the Blues.” Visit A. Schwab’s, Beale Street’s oldest store. See Handy Park, a popular venue for outdoor concerts. Check out the clothes at Old Lanksky’s, where Elvis Presley used to buy his suits. Stroll down Saloon Row and see the clubs and bars. See “The Castle of Missing Men,” AKA the Monarch Club, which was known as being the last stop for many unlucky gamblers.

Memphis: Private Elvis Tour & Skip the Line to Graceland

4. Memphis: Private Elvis Tour & Skip the Line to Graceland

Experience Elvis's childhood haunts with a VIP tour of Memphis, then skip the line at Graceland. Begin your immersive Elvis experience with a private walking tour of Memphis. Explore his home town and see his first childhood home. Discover where he worked his first job, and where he signed his first record contract. Experience the iconic Beale Street, and learn about the lengthy list of musicians who call it home. After lunch at a quaint diner, enjoy a 20 minute transfer with your private guide to Graceland. Once there, skip the line to enter the home of the King. Enjoy the estate at your own pace for a few hours, before meeting up with your guide to return to Memphis.

Memphis: Guided Bike Tour

5. Memphis: Guided Bike Tour

Explore Memphis on a 2-hour guided bike tour. Ride along the Mississippi Riverfront and discover how Bluff City became one of the many nicknames of Memphis. Cycle down the city's most famous street, Beale Street, voted “America’s Most Iconic Street” by USA Today. Steeped in colorful history, you'll hear the stories behind the musicians, gangsters, politicians, and crooks who helped make Beale Street the “Home of the Blues.” You will also ride down Main Street, around Historic Court Square, and to the Lorraine Motel to see the balcony where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot. Visit several other iconic Memphis sites like Tom Lee Park, before ending your tour back on Beale Street.

Memphis: Beale Street and Sun Studio Guided Walking Tour

6. Memphis: Beale Street and Sun Studio Guided Walking Tour

Discover the birthplace of the blues, soul, and rock 'n roll with a local guide. Learn about the artists that put Memphis on the map, stroll down Beale Street, and visit the legendary Sun Studio. Start your tour at Handy Park on Beale Street. Join your guide as you set out to explore Memphis and learn about the city's musical heritage and history. See WDIA Radio Station where B.B. King and Rufus Thomas started their work. Take a stroll down one of America's most iconic streets and find out what makes Beale Street so unique. Next, visit Peabody Hotel to see where history was made when Elvis signed his first contract with RCA. End your tour with a visit to Sun Studio where you'll part with your guide and join a small group tour of the studio. Hear inside stories about the artists who recorded here, see priceless memorabilia, and listen to outtakes from recording sessions.


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What people are saying about Memphis, Tennessee

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The tour was great. Our tour guide was great she interacted with everyone on the tour. She answered all of our questions.

Loved walking the streets and learning about the start of the city and how it has evolved

Come to Memphis, food, good, traffic ok, it's safe ... friendly people

The young lady that have the tour was informative, kind and genuine.

My first haunted walk it was very interesting and fun.