Explore Memphis on this guided, 2-hour 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, like Beale Street, one of the most iconic streets in America and the Mississippi River, plus Confederate Park, numerous Civil War sites and much more. Also, stop for breakfast at a local hangout (own expense) and watch the famous duck march at the Peabody Memphis hotel.

Highlights

  • 1.5-hour walking tour of Memphis
  • Admire architectural gems such as Court Square Fountain, the Lincoln American Tower and Calvary Episcopal Church
  • Hear stories about Memphis' Civil War and Prohibition history and culture from your guide
  • Stop for breakfast and coffee at a local hangout spot (own expense)
  • Watch the famous Peabody Ducks march at The Peabody Memphis hotel
  • See the Mississippi River from the Madison Hotel rooftop

What You Can Expect

Historic Memphis Walking Tour

Lincoln American Tower

Get to know Memphis and its top attractions on this educational and entertaining walking tour. The 2-hour adventure begins at the corner of Beale and South 2nd Streets. Since this is a morning tour, fuel up with breakfast and coffee at a local hangout (own expense), then get ready to see the sites.

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; Calvary Episcopal Church, the oldest public building in the city; plus Civic Center Plaza, Lincoln American Tower and Court Square Center and much more.

Also, enjoy panoramic rooftop views of the city, including the Mississippi River, from the top of the Madison Hotel.

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.

Customer Reviews

Michael S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Really enjoyed our guide and our tour. Only the two of us, so it was very special, and we covered a lot of ground, with lots of good historical and anecdotal information about Memphis. Lots of fun.

Gwen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We booked online for Sat April 9th tours. It started on time without a hitch. The tour exceeded our expectations. The tour guide sorry we forgot his name was wonderful, he provided a very interesting personable history of the city he loves.

Tony C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

I would highly recommend this tour.. we did the first day we arrived and it gave us our bearings for the week we stayed.
The Guide was very informative and put over in an interesting way.
Thanks

Howard W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The tour guide Rooster made the tour. Thanks so much. It was great.

Roberta S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

What a wonderful tour. Our guide Rooster was so knowledgable. He guided us expertly through the streets of downtown Memphis and told us stiories along the way. What a great way to get oriented in a an unfamiliar city

James F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Rooster was amazing -- very knowledgeable about the local history and color and seemed to know a lot of characters in the down town area. It was like an old friend that was showing us his home town.

Julian G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very interesting - especially the Peabody

Leslie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Emily was Wonderful!! Very knowledgeable and very pleasant. Learned lots of things I never knew about Memphis and showed me I need to make another trip to Memphis when I have several days to see more. Emily deserves a big atta girl award!!

Sandra T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Guide was knowledgable. Good pace for the heat(91). Small group allowed plenty of interaction

Ken G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour by Sarah Very knowledgeable about Memphis

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