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2.5 Hours Essence of Memphis African American History Tour

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Explore the city of Memphis through the lens of the Civil Rights Movement during this driving sightseeing tour. See key landmarks and monuments that are important to African-American history such as Slave Haven, the National Civil Rights Museum, and Beale Street. Listen to engaging commentary about the history of the area from periods of slavery to the civil rights movement to present-day.
  • Discover the African-American history of Memphis on a driving sightseeing tour
  • See key landmarks like Beale Street and the Masonic Temple
  • Learn about the history of the region from slavery to present-day
  • This tour is capped @ 5 cars
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Tennessee Welcome Center , 119 Riverside Dr, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 3 person minimum required.
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • This tour does not stop for guests to visit museums. Visits can be made at your leisure on your own. We will drive by sites with narration.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY A Tour of Possibilities, LLC
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on sanitization during 2.5 Hours Essence of Memphis African American History Tour?
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  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Awesome tour guide with...
sean_S
, Jul 2022
Awesome tour guide with an amazing attitude and joy We learned and laughed We would recommend this tour to all and are looking to return
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for choosing A Tour of Possibilities to experience Memphis. It was our pleasure!
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Perfect Tour!
mamamia20192019
, Aug 2019
We were only able to spend a couple of hours in Memphis and this tour was the best way to do it! Ms Jackie was entertaining and informative- we learned history NOT just in history books- my kids and I loved it! Definitely reccomend.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thank you for this awesome review!
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A Peek into African History of Memphis
Tourist16102284630
, Jun 2019
This 2 hour tour was excellent. Our tour guides, Jackie and Queen, were very informative and entertaining. Would recommend for anyone interested in this subject.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Thank you for giving A Tour of Possibilities and opportunity to share the richness of African American history with you. It was our pleasure!
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A MUST DO!!!!
LISA_J
, Apr 2022
My husband and I visited Memphis, TN from Biloxi, MS on 4 March 2022. Our journey ambassador, Jackie, was very knowledgeable. She shared so much information as we went along the trip. It was an awesome experience and Jackie had a wealth of knowledge! Not only was she knowledgeable but she had us laughing and learning throughout the entire trip. Jackie is awesome at what she does! She is funny, patient and attentive. And I'm so GLAD, WE BOOKED IT!!!! Jackie is so passionate about what she does and you will learn some black history! All the stops were amazing sites! I highly 100% recommend!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for this awesome review! Jackie is a true gem. We are so fortunate to have her as part of the ATOP team.
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African American tour
Judy_S
, Feb 2020
Miss Jackie was so much fun to be with and we learned a lot about the history of Memphis. It was a great tour!
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Enlightening, Informative and Thought Provoking
Stan_D
, Jun 2021
This tour was amazing, our Tour of Possibilities guide Ms Jackie was truly worth the price of admission! She was a breath of fresh air! Passionate, Professional and Personality exudes her character; she is a showcase on her own. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone with a desire to learn more about our history.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you for sharing your experience with ATOP! We agree…Jackie is awesome!
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Amazing
Sherika_E
, Jun 2021
Absolutely amazing! Wish I could leave more stars. Everything exceeded my expectations. Ms Jackie showed us that she LOVES her city so much
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you so much for this awesome review! We appreciate you sharing your experience! I agree, we are blessed to have Ms Jackie as part of our team❣️
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The knowledgeable tour guide made the tour exceptional.
Jacqueline_D
, Mar 2020
This was one of the best tours I’ve ever taken. It was enjoyed and appreciated also by my grandchildren aged 9 and 16. Well worth the time and money!
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Memphis trip April tour
Alice_A
, Apr 2022
This was a very informative tour of Memphis. Queen was a great tour guide. I would highly recommend it.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for sharing your experience with ATOP! We appreciate you❣️
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Fun learning experience
Susan_G
, Dec 2019
Ms Jackie is a most unusual tour guide, full of knowledge and very outgoing and personable. If your lucky she might even sing her song “Souldance” for you. BTW you can check it out on you tube! We saw so many important places in Memphis and America’s ongoing quest for civil rights. We followed the tour up with a visit the next day to the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel. Very moving and having the background from the tour was a great foundation.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Thank you so much for this awesome review! ATOP is so fortunate to have Ms. Jackie as part of our team.
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Ms. Jackie is an amazing...
Ursula_v
, Sep 2022
Ms. Jackie is an amazing tour guide. She is extremely knowledgeable and brought the history of Memphis to life. I recommend this tour whole-heartedly.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2022
Thank you for choosing Memphis and A Tour of Possibilities. Sharing the richness of Memphis’ history with you was our pleasure!
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Really good African American History Tour
Judy_B
, May 2021
The tour was great. We learned so much African American history about Memphis, the music scene. Stax Records Soulville & the Lorraine Hotel Civil Rights Museum were the highlights. Plus Jackie the tour guide was awesome!
icon Response from Host , May 2021
We are so glad you enjoyed your journey! Thank you for sharing your experience.
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Exceptional tour!
Holly_B
, Jun 2021
This tour was the highlight of our trip! We loved learning the history of Memphis and truly value the perspective that we gained. The experience was amazing from the very start. Our GPS wasn’t working right so we called the number provided and Carolyn immediate answered (no automation!) and stayed on the phone with us until we arrived at the starting point. Miss Jackie was our tour guide and we can’t say enough about how amazing she was! Her passion for the city and it’s history was so apparent. She also wowed us with her amazing singing voice. You're visit to Memphis would not be complete without taking this exceptional tour!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
I am so glad we were able to enhance your experience here in Memphis. It was our pleasure!!! I am sorry it took so long to respond. I'm glad I finally saw this! I agree...Jackie is amazing!
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Awesome and knowledgeable
Diann_M
, Dec 2020
The tour guide was energetic and knew a great deal about Memphis history including Memphis Black History
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Thank you for this review and your support!
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Great, Off the Beaten Path Tour
Henrietta_S
, Jul 2021
My husband and I toured with TOP during the 4th of July weekend. We were truly impressed with the tour and visiting a few of the “off the beaten path” Memphis African American sites. Ms Jackie, our tour guide, was very entertaining and knowledgable. We highly recommend the tour.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for choosing ATOP as part of your holiday celebration. We appreciate you sharing your experience.
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Best tour in Memphis
CJM_Family
, Aug 2021
Jackie was the best! She is so knowledgeable and entertaining. My family had a blast learning about the civil rights history of Memphis. Best tour offered in Memphis!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for this great review. I apologize for taking so long to respond. Thanks!
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My First Time in Memphis
Kristy_H
, Jul 2019
The Tour was great. Queen, the tour guide, was outstanding. She provided wonderful info. I recommend that everyone take this tour. It allowed me to decide what I wanted to see this visit. With her driving us around, it helped with regard to distance between the attractions.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Thank you for choosing Memphis and A Tour of Possibilities. Hopefully this was the first of many visits here!
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Excellent Tour Guide
Katherine_W
, Sep 2022
Ms Jackie was a great historian I learned things I never knew. It would have been really 5 star if we could stop at one of the museums or the Lorraine hotel that would make it longer but that could be an option
icon Response from Host , Oct 2022
Thank you for sharing your experience. The next time you are ready to tour, feel free to choose our Private Tour option. This tour is customizable.
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Jackie is an absolute...
Deborah_F
, Mar 2022
Jackie is an absolute ROCK STAR! She is an extremely Knowledgeable and talented woman!! SHE KNOWS OUR TRUE HISTORY and I appreciate her so much! This tour was invaluable and fed my soul. My son even said that she was phenomenal. For the biggest critic on earth to say this, means the world! Please please please check this tour out when in Memphis!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you for this awesome review of an awesome tour conductor. Tell your son I agree with him 100%! We appreciate you sharing your experience with A Tour of Possibilities!
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Queen is Awesome!
Ilease_R
, Jul 2022
Learned a lot about Memphis. Queen is awesome! I like how she gives the background information. Love it and will go on this tour again when I return to Memphis.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your kind words and choosing ATOP to help celebrate your sister's birthday!!
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