Historic Memphis Walking Tour

197 Beale St Memphis, TN 38103
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Historic Memphis Walking Tour
Detail It lasts approximately 2 hours.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
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Historic Memphis Walking Tour
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Calling all history buffs and lovers of Southern charm! Embark on the Historic Memphis Walking Tour and immerse yourself in the beautiful architecture, rich culture, and fascinating history of Tennessee's most iconic city. This 90-minute guided tour takes you through the heart of downtown Memphis, where you'll discover hidden gems, iconic landmarks, and little-known stories that will leave you with a newfound appreciation for this beautiful city.

Your walking tour begins at the Memphis Visitor Center, where your knowledgeable guide will meet you and take you on a journey through time. You'll marvel at the stunning architecture of historic buildings like the Exchange Building and the Sterick Building, while also discovering the lesser-known stories of this city's past.

As you stroll down the streets, your guide will point out a variety of landmarks, including the famous Peabody Hotel, the Orpheum Theatre, and the historic Court Square. You'll also explore the vibrant Beale Street, where the sounds of blues music will transport you to a bygone era. Along the way, you'll learn about the city's notable figures, such as Elvis Presley, B.B. King, and Martin Luther King Jr., who all had a significant impact on the culture and history of Memphis.

If you have a passion for the past and an interest in Southern charm, the Historic Memphis Walking Tour is the perfect way to experience the city in a whole new light. Take in the sights, smells, and sounds of Tennessee's most iconic city as you uncover the secrets of Memphis's rich southern history. The places that you will see on this exciting tour include:

  • Civil War Sites
  • Peabody Duck March
  • Beale Street
  • Main Street
  • Lincoln American Tower
  • Confederate Park
  • Historic Court Square Fountain
  • Civic Center
  • Cotton Row
  • Calvalry Episcopal Church

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 Stop at  Alfred's On Beale
Step into the beat of Memphis at Alfred's on Beale, where the streets vibrate to the tunes of live music and soulful food unites everyone in a cheerful confluence.
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 Stop at  Beale Street
Beale Street is more than a destination; it's an experience! Come feel the rhythm of the blues while enjoying gorgeous historical landmarks and the best food festivals in Memphis, TN.
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 Stop at  Cotton Row Historic District
Discover the Cotton Row Historic District in Memphis, the epicenter of the world’s cotton trading industry in the late 19th and 20th centuries. Today, it's a unique fusion of history, culture, and Memphis soul.
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 Stop at  Court Square
Embrace serenity in the heart of Memphis at Court Square, an urban jewel providing a picturesque green haven. Be captivated by the historic elements, charming footbridges, and a quaint Victorian gazebo, perfect for creating timeless memories.
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 Stop at  Downtown Memphis
Experience the vibrant life at Downtown Memphis, where soul-stirring blues music takes on the streets. Amid vibrant murals and rich architectural history, unravel the story of skilled craftsmen at the Victorian Village. Don a hat at the Peabody Hotel and grab a soul hamburger at Earnestine Hazels.
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 Stop at  Main Street
Experience the vibrant heart of southern charm at Main Street in Memphis, Tennessee. This neighborhood promises an unforgettable journey through the city's authentic blues and barbecue culture, with its historic trolley, stunning murals, and a medley of quaint shops and venues.
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 Stop at  Orpheum Theatre
Dive into the vibrant heart of Memphis' performing arts scene at the ever-enchanting Orpheum Theatre. A stage for Broadway hits to indie shows, its wide array of productions caters to every artistic taste, making it a must-visit cultural landmark of the city.
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 Stop at  The Peabody Hotel
Located in the beating heart of "Blues City," The Peabody Hotel offers guests not just a stay, but an immersion into Memphis’s rich cultural tapestry. Elegant interiors meet heartfelt Southern hospitality here.
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 Stop at  Memphis Visitor Center
Discover the heart of the musical south at the Memphis Visitor Center in Memphis, Tennessee. The perfect starting point for any exploration of this vibrant city, here you can find a wealth of information on local sights, experiences, and must-visit attractions. Immerse yourself in Memphis' rich culture and history while enjoying the welcoming ambience of this one-stop guide to everything Memphis. Experience the rhythm of Memphis, start here!
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 Stop at  The Cotton Museum
Immerse yourself in the rich history of cotton trading at the Cotton Museum, located in the historic Cotton Exchange Building in Memphis, Tennessee. Experience interactive exhibits that tell the captivating story of the cotton industry, its influence on the South, and its profound economic and social impacts. This journey through time is a must-visit attraction for history buffs and curious explorers alike. Join us and dive into the fascinating world of the 'white gold.'
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 Stop at  Sterick Building
Immerse yourself in the historic grandeur of the Sterick Building in Memphis, TN, an architectural gem from the 1930s. Once dubbed "the Queen of Memphis", this 29-story structure showcases a blend of Gothic and Art Deco styles. Though no longer open to the public, its majestic facade continues to captivate passers-by, symbolizing the rich, illustrious past of the city.
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 Stop at  Lincoln American Tower
Discover the charm and elegance of the Lincoln American Tower in Memphis, one of the city's historic jewels. This neo-gothic high-rise holds breathtaking panoramas of the Mississippi River and cityscape. Whether you're an architecture enthusiast or a history lover, this tower, rich with early 20th-century vibes, is a must-visit landmark in Downtown Memphis. Stand on the rooftop and let the soulful whispers of this blues city enchant you!
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 Stop at  Confederate Park
Experience the tranquility of Confederate Park, nestled in downtown Memphis, TN. This quaint site embodies history with its Civil War monuments and panoramic views of the Mississippi River. Take a leisurely stroll through the landscape, complete with beautiful old trees and peaceful green spaces. A gateway to the past amidst the bustling city, Confederate Park offers a serene retreat for history buffs and nature lovers alike.
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 Stop at  Historic Court Square Fountain
Discover the heart of Memphis at the Historic Court Square Fountain. Immerse yourself in over 150 years of rich history as you admire the stunning Victorian fountain centerpiece. This verdant urban oasis, surrounded by magnificent period architecture, offers the perfect retreat from city hustle. Unwind with a peaceful picnic or simply enjoy Memphis's vibrant history at this beloved local treasure.
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 Stop at  Civic Center Plaza
Civic Center Plaza is a unique urban oasis nestled in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee. This peaceful hub offers respite from city hustle, with landscaped grounds, beautiful cityscape views, and intriguing public art installations. Its eye-catching water features and close proximity to numerous cultural venues, museums, and eateries make it a must-visit attraction for locals and tourists alike.
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 Stop at  Calvary Episcopal Church
Discover the architectural grandeur of Calvary Episcopal Church in Memphis, TN. Built in 1848, this serene haven boasts magnificent Gothic Revival style, punctuated by spectacular stained-glass windows. Here, you can soak in the tranquil ambiance, observe reverent services, or simply appreciate its historic significance. A beautiful merger of heritage and spirituality, the church is a must-visit for seekers of peace and art alike.

In conclusion, the Historic Memphis Walking Tour is an absolute must-do for anyone visiting Memphis. With a knowledgeable guide leading the way, you'll be entertained and educated throughout your journey, discovering hidden gems and absorbing the rich history of this incredible city. Book your tour today and experience the charm, culture, and history of Nashville like never before. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience!

Frequently Asked Questions for Historic Memphis Walking Tour:
  • What methods of transportation does the Historic Memphis Walking Tour use?
    This is a walking tour.
  • Is there any walking involved?
    Yes. There is approximately 1 mile of easy walking done on this tour.
  • Approximately how long does the Historic Memphis Walking Tour last?
    It lasts approximately 2 hours.
  • For what ages is the tour appropriate?
    Great for all ages.
  • What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
    Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Is photography / video recording allowed on the Historic Memphis Walking Tour?
    Yes.
  • Where does the tour meet?
    Check in 15 min early to exchange your Ticket at the Backbeat Tours ticket booth at Alfred's at 197 Beale St., Memphis, TN 38103.

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