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Beale Street Guided Walking Tour

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Memphis, United States
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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Follow in the footsteps of musical legends, such as Louis Armstrong, Muddy Waters, and B.B. King, on this walking tour of Beale Street in downtown Memphis. Your guide knows the ins and outs of the street—said to be where blues began—ensuring you won't miss a beat of its storied past. Pass by highlights including Lansky Brothers, where Elvis Presley was known to shop, as well as the more-than-100-year-old A. Schwab General Store.
  • Walking tour of Beale Street in downtown Memphis
  • Trace the street's transformation from red-light district to the home of blues
  • Learn about Memphis' significance in the civil rights movement
  • See highlights including stores frequented by the likes of Elvis
Meet your guide on Beale Street, the so-called "Home of the Blues," and former red-light district and epicenter of the civil rights movement.

Follow your guide to significant spots on the main street, including A. Schwab General Store, which has been open for more than a hundred years, and the Lanky Brothers clothing store, where Elvis once shopped.

Pass, too, highlights such as Handy Park and Coyote Ugly saloon, and learn about the musical legends and colorful characters who shaped the street.

Your tour concludes back at the original departure point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Beale Street
The Home of the Blues, and pone of America's most historic and iconic streets/
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Handy Park
History of the famous bluesmen's park
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lansky Bros. Clothier to the King
History of the famous store where Elvis adopted his signature style
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
A. Schwab
History of the old fashioned general store and soda fountain founded in 1876, the city's oldest business
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
W.C. Handy Memphis Home and Museum
History of the "shotgun house" of W.C. Handy

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Terrific Tour!
sdonaldson43
, Nov 2019
We were fortunate to have Sheree as our tour guide. She was full of interesting information and upbeat enthusiasm despite the pouring rain. She gave us plenty of time for questions and she answered them fully. Sheree turned a dismal day on Beale Street into a bright and positive expedition.
star-5
Very informative!!
jalice80
, Sep 2018
We loved our walking tour of Beale Street. So good to learn the history of this street that was so important to the recently freed enslaved people. Wholeheartedly recommend this tour!!
star-3
Although I did enjoy the tour and...
Cheryl M
, Oct 2017
Although I did enjoy the tour and the guide seemed informative it was hard to concentrate and take everything in that he was saying as we had a hard time looking at him talking as he had white saliva in both corners of his mouth the whole time. If not for that I may have given it an extra rating and suggest someone with a big voice should always be giving the tour to be able to hear over the music. Sorry but it's honest feedback.

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