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Historic Memphis Guided Walking Tour

This two-hour walking tour of Memphis explores the city's rich history at a fun and leisurely pace. You'll explore historic Cotton Row and Court Square, the lovely and historic heart of 19th century Memphis; enjoy sweeping views of the Mississippi River; and hear fascinating tales of rebels during the Civil War as well as Prohibition Era bootleggers. You'll also experience a time-honored Memphis tradition, the famous March of the Ducks at The Peabody Hotel. This tour is suitable for the whole family.

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2 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Professional guide
    • Local taxes
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Beale Street, Memphis, TN 38103

    The tour starts on historic Beale Street, the Home of the Blues, at Alfred's on Beale

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Court Square, 45 N 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38103-2226

    History of one of Memphis' oldest and most beautiful parks

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Confederate Park, Near Mud Island River Park, Memphis, TN

    History of the 1862 Civil War Battle of Memphis

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: The Peabody Ducks, 149 Union Ave The Peabody Memphis, Memphis, TN 38103-2638

    History of the South's Grand Hotel and the Peabody duck march

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Mississippi River, Tennessee

    History and importance of the Mississippi River

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: General Washburn's Escape Alley, Memphis, TN 38103, USA

    Civil War history of Memphis

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: WDIA-WHRK Radio Building, 112 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103, USA

    History of WDIA, the "Goodwill Station"

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Barboro Alley, Memphis, TN 38103, USA

    History of yellow fever in Memphis

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: The Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange, 65 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-5196

    History of the Cotton Exchange and historic Cotton Row

  • Departure Point :
    Alfred's On Beale, 197 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
    Departure Time :
    9:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guests will stay at a safe 6-foot distance during all points of the tour. All guides and staff will wear cloth masks/face coverings, and we ask that all guests do as well on each tour.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Backbeat Tours

Activity ID: V-3111HISTORY

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