Memphis Discovery Tour

197 Beale St Memphis, TN 38103
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Memphis Discovery Tour
Detail Tour lasts approximately 2 hours.
Detail Admission to Rock'n'Soul Museum and tasting at Central BBQ are included.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
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This discovery city tour experience shows you all of the things that make Memphis one-of-a-kind, including stops at Court Square, Lorraine Motel, Beale Street, and many more! During your two hour tour, you will be kept informed and entertained by a trained, professional tour guide as you make your way to the numerous buildings, sites, and attractions that have made Memphis special over the years. You will enjoy this part history, part food, and part attraction excursion in the Birthplace of Rock and Roll! Witness the Peabody Hotel duck march or I Am a Man Plaza and see Cotton Row, Victorian Village, St Jude's Children's Research Hospital, among others. 

Visit historic sites like the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, Lansky Brothers that served as a clothier for stars like Johnny Cash, B.B. King, and Elvis Presley, stroll through the Rock'n'Soul Museum or Edge Motor Museum, taste some of the best BBQ in Memphis at Central BBQ, and witness the daily duck march at Peabody Hotel. Just a few of the other sites you will see along the way include the Victorian Village district, Cotton Row, Beale Street, Hotel Chisca, Lauderdale Courts, Redbirds' Stadium, Orpheum Theater, and so many more! Be sure to bring extra film for your camera and bring the entire family on this interactive discovery of Memphis!

  • Victorian Village

    - This picturesque district is located in Downtown Memphis and features some of the finest, grandest Victorian-style homes in the city, built between approximately 1846 and the 1890's. Some of the houses in this district include the Massey House, Mallory-Neely House, Harrison-Goyer-Lee House, and Woodruff-Fontaine House.
  • The Lorraine Motel

    - This historic motel is the site of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in 1968, and is the base of the National Civil Rights Museum, a complex of museums in Memphis that trace the history of the Civil Rights Movement starting in the 17th century.
  • Court Square

    - This scenic park was initially set aside for the construction of a court house in 1819, but the site was built into Memphis' first schoolhouse instead. One of Court Square's most enjoyed and prominent features is the Hebe Fountain, donated in 1876, and represents the Cupbearer to the Greek Gods, Hebe. Court Square was placed on the National Register of Historic places in 1982.

Additional Admission Options


Guests can also choose to include other fun adventures onto their Memphis Discovery Tour admission. These options include the Memphis Rock 'n Soul Museum, the Edge Motor Museum, and the Memphis Riverboat Cruise. 

  • Memphis Rock n Soul Museum

    (Add-on Option)
    Here, guests will be able to step inside a fascinating museum dedicated to the history of the music scene in Memphis, TN. Found on the famous Beale Street, the Rock n Soul Museum is home to many exhibitions and displays dedicated to the history of the music industry. Explore exhibits like the Birth of Rock 'n Soul and learn about the 'over 1,000 songs' that were recorded in Memphis.
  • Edge Motor Museum

    (Add-on Option)
    If you love cars, you will have an awesome time at the Edge Motor Museum. Here, guests will uncover the vast history of the car industry. Explore exhibitions dedicated to subjects like American sports cars, each of which are beautifully preserved. Valuing preservation over restoration, the museum brings these unique vehicles to the forefront of your Memphis getaway. 
  • Memphis Riverboat Cruise

    (Add-on Option)
    Get out and see Memphis from the water on the Memphis Riverboat Cruise. Set sail for an incredible adventure through the waters as you marvel at the Memphis skyline while mingling on the boat's panoramic decks. The amazing views and entertainment are certain to impress. Enjoy the Mighty Mississippi and have a blast with this cruise option! 

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 Stop at  Alfred's On Beale
Revel in the rhythm of soul-stirring music at Alfred's on Beale - a hospitable milieu where every night transforms into an unforgettable symphony.
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 Stop at  Beale Street
Experience Beale Street in Memphis - a harmonious blend of music, history, food, and southern hospitality. Whether you are a music lover, foodie, or history enthusiast, it's a captivating destination.
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 Stop at  Cotton Row Historic District
Experience Memphis's vibrant history in its Cotton Row Historic District, the area that was once hailed as the 'Wall Street of the South.' Walk through its charming streets and feel the spirit of a bygone era.
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 Stop at  Court Square
Court Square showcases Memphis at its friendliest. A communal spot for leisurely lunches and vibrant conversations, it engenders an old-town feel with its 19th-century decor. Lose yourself in the romantic ambiance, especially, under the radiant Tennessee sun. The square bridges the past and present, adding an extra dimension to your Memphis adventure.
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 Stop at  Lorraine Hotel
Take a journey through time at the historic Lorraine Hotel. Its location is imprinted with the last moments of civil rights titan Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and inspiring exhibits highlighting the struggle for equality and the triumph of human spirit.
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 Stop at  Old Lansky's
Steep yourself in the aura of rock’n'roll royalty at Old Lansky's in Memphis, TN. Once the fashion hub of Elvis Presley himself, the store maintains its retro charm, offering the same flamboyant styles that Elvis adored. Journey back in time and witness a slice of musical history in this emblematic boutique.
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 Stop at  Orpheum Theatre
Experience a world of performance magic at the Orpheum Theatre, a Memphis jewel steeped in history and artistic excellence. Known as the "South's Finest Theatre", its regal ambiance and eclectic assortment of shows make it an unmissable once-in-a-lifetime spectacle. The Orpheum Theatre – when every visit is a story.
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 Stop at  Victorian Village Historic District
Experience a nostalgic journey into the past at the Victorian Village Historic District in Memphis, Tennessee. This tranquil enclave boasts impeccably preserved 19th-century homes, offering a unique snapshot of Southern elegance and history. Marvel at the stunning architecture, enjoy guided tours, and immerse yourself in the stories of a bygone era. This charming retreat from the buzz of city life promises more than a simple visit; it's a journey back in time.
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 Stop at  Central BBQ - Downtown
Treat your taste buds to a Southern delight at Central BBQ Downtown, in Memphis, TN. Renowned for its mouthwatering smoked meats and a vibrant, fun atmosphere, this local favorite is a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts. Savor the juicy, tender goodness of their legendary BBQ, and let the authentic taste of Memphis captivate your culinary senses. Experience the heart of Southern hospitality and deliciousness right here.
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 Stop at  I AM A MAN Plaza
Experience the rich legacy of America's civil rights movement at I AM A MAN Plaza in Memphis, TN. This poignant monument stands as a tribute to the 1968 Sanitation Workers Strike, vividly encapsulating a pivotal point in history. Basking in its evocative ambience will leave you with a deep, renewed understanding of the fight for social justice. An essential visit for both locals and tourists alike.
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 Stop at  St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is a beacon of hope in Memphis, Tennessee, offering world-class pediatric treatment and housing innovative research. Its inviting environment and mission to advance cures adds depth to the city's medical community.
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 Stop at  Redbirds' Stadium in AutoZone Park
Experience the electric energy of AutoZone Park, home of the Memphis Redbirds. This splendid ballpark, set in the heart of downtown Memphis, offers more than just baseball. With its top-grade facilities, fan-friendly atmosphere, and stunning views of the bustling city skyline, AutoZone Park is an unmissable stop for sports fans and family adventurers alike. Engage in an unforgettable, all-American experience in every visit.
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 Stop at  Shelby County Courthouse
Marvel at the architectural splendor of the Shelby County Courthouse in Memphis, Tennessee. Its regal Beaux-Arts elegance dates back to 1909, remaining a testament to Memphis's rich history. Beyond its majestic facade, it holds lively murals and the famed Hall of Mayors. Come to admire, reflect, and immerse in a captivating blend of art, architecture, and history.
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 Stop at  St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral
Experience serene tranquility amidst urban bustle at St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral in Memphis! This venerable stone edifice stands as a portal to history, intricately laced with spirit-stirring architecture and stained glass wonders. Gardened grounds complete the peaceful tableau. Step into St. Mary's for an insightful journey into Tennessee's religious heritage and a slice of peaceful respite from modern life.
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 Stop at  Hotel Chisca
Discover the hidden charm of Memphis at Hotel Chisca, an iconic destination in the heart of the city. Immerse yourself in a blend of history and luxury, wrapped in Southern hospitality. Here, stunning Art Deco architecture meets modern design creating an alluring ambiance. Located nearby vibrant Beale Street, explore the birthplace of the Blues, barbecue delights, and soulful rhythms during your unforgettable stay. Embrace the spirit of Memphis at Hotel Chisca!
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 Stop at  Lauderdale Courts
Discover something truly unique at the historic Lauderdale Courts in Memphis, Tennessee. Enjoy the magnificently preserved mid-century architecture, delight in its lush green spaces, and relive the Elvis Presley era! Yes, the King himself once graced these premises making it an unmissable shrine for rock-n-roll devotees. Come experience a slice of music history in the heart of the city!

No matter what you do in Memphis, you are certain to have a great time. This Memphis Discovery Tour offers amazing insight into the city, and with options to add on admission to places like the Edge Motor Museum and the Rock n Soul Museum, you will have a fun time exploring everything that makes the city so special. 

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Memphis Discovery Tour: Explore, Taste, Shop
Available Now until 12/31/2024 View Detailed Schedule
Get out and enjoy the Memphis Discovery Tour: Explore, Taste, and Shop. This adventure allows guests to see some of the most remarkable pieces of Memphis culture including foodie stops, famous landmarks, and more.
Memphis Discovery Tour and Rock n' Soul Museum
Available Now until 12/31/2024 View Detailed Schedule
Enjoy both the Memphis Discovery Tour and admission to the Rock 'n Soul Museum with this ticket option.
Memphis Discovery Tour and Edge Motor Museum
Available Now until 12/31/2024 View Detailed Schedule
This ticket option offers guests the opportunity to embark upon the Memphis Discovery Tour as well as visit the Edge Motor Museum.
Memphis Discovery Tour and Memphis Riverboat
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Embark upon the Memphis Discovery Tour and the Memphis Riverboat Cruise with this ticket option.
Memphis Discovery Tour, Rock n' Soul Museum, & Memphis Riverboat Cruise
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This ticket option includes admission onto the Memphis Discovery Tour, admission to the Rock 'n Soul Museum, and a ticket on the Memphis Riverboat Cruise.
Memphis Discovery Tour, Edge Motor Museum, & Memphis Riverboat Cruise
Available Now until 12/31/2024 View Detailed Schedule
Enjoy an incredible day in Memphis with this ticket option. It includes the Memphis Discovery Tour as well as admission to the Edge Motor Museum and the Memphis Riverboat Cruise.
Frequently Asked Questions for Memphis Discovery Tour:
  • Approximately how long does the Memphis Discovery Tour last?
    This tour is approximately 2 hours, with the option to extend to 3 hours with a visit to your choice of Rock 'n' Soul Museum or Edge Motor Museum.
  • For what ages is the tour appropriate?
    Great for all ages.
  • Where does the Memphis Discovery Tour depart from?
    Alfred's on Beale 197 Beale St. There is plenty of paid parking nearby.
  • Is photography / video recording allowed on the Memphis Discovery Tour ?
    Yes.

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