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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!

Tours & Tickets

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African American History Tour of Memphis - Overview Tour, Memphis, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

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 $35.00
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission, Memphis, Historical & Heritage Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

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
Beale Street Walking Tour, Memphis, Museum Tickets & Passes
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Beale Street Walking Tour

Beale Street was established in 1841 by entrepreneur and developer Roberston Topp.  Back then, Topp had no idea that 100 years later Beale Street would become ...  Read more

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $15.57
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Stax Museum of American Soul and History Combo Tour, Memphis, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

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 $50.00
The National Civil Rights Museum and History Combo Tour, Memphis, Museum Tickets & Passes
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

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 $50.00
Memphis City Tour with Optional Graceland Admission, Memphis, City Tours
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Memphis City Tour with Optional Graceland Admission

4.5 star rating: Recommended 338 Reviews

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 Tours
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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
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Memphis City Tour and Riverboat Combo Experience

4 star rating: Recommended 3 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 $72.00
Memphis Coach Tour including Rock and Soul Museum, Memphis, City Tours
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Memphis Coach Tour including Rock and Soul Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 83 Reviews

Explore downtown Memphis on a guided tour with fascinating commentary from a local guide. The city’s history comes to life as you learn about sights such as ...  Read more

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

From USD $41.42
Private Memphis 101 City Tour in Vintage Car, Memphis, City Tours
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Private Memphis 101 City Tour in Vintage Car

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

The city of Memphis has a story with disaster and triumph.  Memphis 101 is a one hour tour and a great way to learn about how Memphis evolved since the early ...  Read more

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

From USD $98.33

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