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Historic Memphis Guided Walking Tour

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Historic Memphis Guided Walking Tour
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Trace Memphis' history, from the Civil War to modern-day, on this guided walking tour. Learn about the history of this rowdy blues, soul, and rock ‘n’ roll river town, and visit many of the city’s top attractions—Beale Street and sections of the Mississippi River among them. Experience, too, a time-honored Memphis tradition: Peabody Hotel's March of the Ducks.
  • History-focused walking tour of Memphis
  • Admire landmarks like Court Square Fountain and Confederate Park
  • Hear stories about Memphis' Civil War and Prohibition history from your guide
  • Watch the March of the Ducks at the Peabody Hotel
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Professional guide
Local taxes
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

197 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Get to know Memphis and its top attractions on this educational and entertaining walking tour.

In addition to Beale Street, one of the most iconic streets in America, stroll along Main Street to Confederate Park, commemorating the Civil War’s Battle of Memphis. See additional Civil War sites recognizing the Battle of Memphis and Forrest's Raid on Memphis; Court Square Center, stop at the Peabody Hotel to watch the March of the Ducks, General Washburn's Escape Alley and more.

Along the way, hear the history of this rowdy river town and its people—from tough frontiersmen like Davy Crockett and Sam Houston to the Confederate soldiers and Civil War spies. Learn about everyone from the gamblers, speculators and fancy ladies who arrived by steamboat and train to the gangsters and machine bosses fueled by Prohibition-era greed.

It truly is a fun and fast way to get to know Memphis and the many amazing attractions it offers.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Beale Street
The tour starts on historic Beale Street, the Home of the Blues, at Alfred's on Beale
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Court Square
History of one of Memphis' oldest and most beautiful parks
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Confederate Park
History of the 1862 Civil War Battle of Memphis
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Peabody Ducks
History of the South's Grand Hotel and the Peabody duck march
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Mississippi River
History and importance of the Mississippi River
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
General Washburn's Escape Alley
Civil War history of Memphis
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
WDIA-WHRK Radio Building
History of WDIA, the "Goodwill Station"
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Barboro Alley
History of yellow fever in Memphis
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
The Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange
History of the Cotton Exchange and historic Cotton Row
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Within a few blocks there are four different parking garages, and several open-air parking lots. The closest garage to our location (just two blocks away) is at 149 Peabody Place between Second Street and BB King Blvd., next to the Hampton Inn. You can try your luck with on-street metered parking, too, on Second Street just south of Beale; on Beale between Front and Second; or along Peabody Place from Front to Fourth Street.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Backbeat Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Historic Memphis Guided Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Historic Memphis Guided Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Historic Memphis Guided Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Historic Memphis Guided Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Historic Memphis Guided Walking Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Historic Memphis Guided Walking Tour.

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Great experience
Charlie
, Jul 2021
The tour was a perfect length, an easy walk with plenty of breaks if needed. J was energetic, funny and knowledgeable. I really enjoyed the tour. The best part was how much I learned about Memphis.
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star-5
Wonderful was to learn about Memphis off of Beale street.
Kathie_S
, Jul 2021
Shannon was great. Saw parts of Memphis that we would never have explored if we hadn’t done this tour.
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star-5
Informative Walking Tour is a Must when Visiting Mephisohi
vikkitennis
, Jul 2021
Our tour guide was very informative, engaging and pleasant. We learned much about the history of Memphis: the Cotton years, to the Civil War, to yellow fever epidemic, and some interesting stories of residents. Highly recommend this tour!
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star-5
Very nice and informative
John_T
, Jul 2021
Civil war story on mud island and history of Memphis. Beale street stories were also very interesting
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star-5
Absolutely awesome
MaryKay_F
, Jul 2021
The riverfront, the Peabody, all really. Guide was great. Thank you. Loved the history of Memphis I never knew about.
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star-5
Memphis Proud
Tammy-H
, Jun 2021
Guide was friendly, professional, enthusiastic and proud of Memphis and it’s history! Answered questions well based off personal experiences and a wealth of knowledge.
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star-5
Great historic walking tour of Memphis
Barbara_S
, Jun 2021
Had the best tour with Charlie. Very informative. He’s a wealth of knowledge, but not afraid to admit when he didn’t know an answer. He truly seemed to enjoy spending his morning with us. Highly recommend!
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star-2
Not recommended.
John_T
, Jun 2021
Our tour guide did not offer wants to take anyone’s pictures, the information and the sites we saw were fairly unremarkable. I would not recommend this tour.
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star-5
So informative!
TonyV_B
, Jun 2021
What an informative tour! Charlie the tour guide was great! You can see so much more and learn more on a walk versus a drive. I would highly recommend this tour.
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star-4
Very worthwhile
paul_n
, May 2021
There were just four of us. We learned lots and saw lots that we would never have learned or seen on our own. So it was very worthwhile.
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