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  • Address: 203 Beale Street, Memphis 38103-3727, USA
  • Admission: Free

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Beale Street Historic District

All music lovers as well as those just looking for a fun night out on the town will not want to pass up an opportunity to visit Beale Street. This 1.8 mi (2.9 km) stretch of restaurants, bars, and clubs is more than just a place to get a bite to eat. It is now considered "The Official Home of the Blues."

From 1920 to 1940, artists descended on Beale Street and began to collaborate with one another, creating a new music style that blended smooth jazz with hard charging  rock 'n' roll. This blend eventually gave birth to the blues, a new and distinctly American genre of music that gradually made its way into the American pop culture mainstream.

A visit to Beale Street today allows you to check out the blues clubs that served as the launching sites for some of the most famous American blues musicians of all time.

Practical Info

Beale Street is located in the southern part of Memphis, and is easy to access from any location in Memphis.

The state of Tennessee gave Beale Street an exemption allowing clubs to stay open until 5 am, so be prepared to party well into the morning!

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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission, Memphis, null
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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Explore the birth of rock and soul music at the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum where extensive exhibits detail the musical pioneers who put Memphis on the map. ...  Read more

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Duration: Flexible

From USD $11.00
Stax Museum of American Soul and History Combo Tour, Memphis, Museum Tickets & Passes
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Stax Museum of American Soul and History Combo Tour

This 4-hour tour takes you to all the spots of our * Overview Tour and will also include a visit to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music right in the ...  Read more

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.40
African American History Tour of Memphis - Overview Tour, Memphis, Museum Tickets & Passes
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African American History Tour of Memphis - Overview Tour

On this 2-hour African American History tour, we will be your "conductor" and take you on a journey through Memphis that will be sure to open your eyes ...  Read more

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $31.80
Slave Haven: Underground Railroad Museum and History Combo Tour, Memphis, Historical & Heritage ... 
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Slave Haven: Underground Railroad Museum and History Combo Tour

This 4-hour tour is a combination of our * Overview Tour  and an opportunity to step back into the 1850's as you are guided through the antebellum home of a ...  Read more

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.40
The National Civil Rights Museum and History Combo Tour, Memphis, Historical & Heritage Tours
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The National Civil Rights Museum and History Combo Tour

This 4-hour tour includes the * Overview Tour , plus a visit to the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel .  This self-guided tour is a very ...  Read more

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.40
Memphis City Tour with Optional Graceland Admission, Memphis, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Memphis City Tour with Optional Graceland Admission

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See top Memphis attractions on this narrated sightseeing tour that takes you along the Mississippi River. Pass Victorian homes, historical statues and cultural ...  Read more

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $24.00
Memphis Mojo Music Bus Tour, Memphis, City Packages
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Memphis Mojo Music Bus Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 154 Reviews

The Home of the Blues comes alive aboard Memphis' only Music Bus! Real Memphis musicians will show you the sights, make you laugh, and perform the music that ...  Read more

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Duration: 1.5 or 3 hours

From USD $30.59
Memphis City Tour and Riverboat Combo Experience, Memphis, Literary, Art & Music Tours
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Memphis City Tour and Riverboat Combo Experience

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

This combo tour will help you experience all Memphis has to offer. Our professional humorous guides will help you discover downtown Memphis and the Mississippi ...  Read more

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Duration: Flexible

From USD $66.00
Private Tour of Elvis Presley's Memphis, Memphis, City Tours
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Private Tour of Elvis Presley's Memphis

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Explore Memphis from Elvis' eyes on this private themed city tour in a 1955 Chevy Bel Air, 1955 Belvedere or 1959 Ford Skyliner.  Cruise along the Memphis ...  Read more

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $98.33
City of Memphis Tour, Memphis, Cultural Tours
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City of Memphis Tour

3 star rating: Worth doing 9 Reviews

Our professional, humorous guide will help you discover Memphis. Explore what Memphis has to offer the world with us. Discover our Musical and ...  Read more

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $24.00

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