• Location: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
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Explore Memphis on this guided, 2-hour walking tour. Learn about the history of this rowdy blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll river town and visit many of the city’s top attractions, like Beale Street, one of the most iconic streets in America and the Mississippi River, plus Confederate Park, numerous Civil War sites and much more. Also, stop for breakfast at a local hangout (own expense) and watch the famous duck march at the Peabody Memphis hotel.


  • 1.5-hour walking tour of Memphis
  • Admire architectural gems such as Court Square Fountain, the Lincoln American Tower and Calvary Episcopal Church
  • Hear stories about Memphis' Civil War and Prohibition history and culture from your guide
  • Stop for breakfast and coffee at a local hangout spot (own expense)
  • Watch the famous Peabody Ducks march at The Peabody Memphis hotel
  • See the Mississippi River from the Madison Hotel rooftop

What You Can Expect

Historic Memphis Walking Tour

4th Bluff Park

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.

Customer Reviews

Joshua R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Very knowledgeable tour guide. We enjoyed seeing some of the sights of memphis. The Peabody hotel and ducks were awesome to see in person. The guide also had a way with words as he spoke of famous persons who made their way through memphis. Very worth it.

Kevin C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

We’ve been to Memphis many times and this time decided to take a tour to learn about the history. What a great decision that was. Our guide, and I don’t remember his name, was great! Learned many things about the buildings and the history of downtown Memphis. He recommended places to eat and other things to do afterwards too.

Charles M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

It was a record low of 34 degrees with wind chill down to 23 degrees this morning. We were going to cancel, but we met our guide, Mike, and the tour folks arranged for a bus to take us uptown instead of walking. By dodging into several hotels, we were able to complete the trip, cold but completely satisfied. Mike was outstanding. He has a ready smile and gave Memphis history a bright side. Don't miss this trip, it is worth every penny.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This is a must while in Memphis. Kathy was an outstanding tour guide, who, not only pointed out historical landmarks, but had additional stories to add.

howard k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Knowledgeable guide. Good history, fun stories. Walk was a good speed. We covered a lot of the downtown!

Pat G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Tour Guide was excellent.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Had a terrific tour director who fascinated me with all his brilliance and knowledge. Showed me things I never would have even thought of to do or look at. Wonderful tour. Would recommend highly but you MUST like to walk a lot as I do.

Ken C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Very knowledgeable guide! He knew so many historical, interesting facts as well as showing us in to places we would never have seen without him.

Julie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It was so much more then we could have ever hoped for. Our tour guide Michael was so interesting and informative. We would highly recommend.

Michael S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Really enjoyed our guide and our tour. Only the two of us, so it was very special, and we covered a lot of ground, with lots of good historical and anecdotal information about Memphis. Lots of fun.

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