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.