Memphis Discovery Tour

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Get the complete Memphis experience on this all-inclusive city tour. It’s a part history tour, part attraction hopping, part food tour that will introduce you to everything that makes Memphis special. You’ll visit World Famous Beale Street (the Home of the Blues); the Lorraine Motel, to see the balcony where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated; the Rock 'n' Soul Museum or Edge Motor Museum (if option selected); see the Mississippi River and historic Cotton Row; and get a barbecue tasting at one of the best barbecue joints in the city! Along the way, we'll show you our favorite Memphis sights, including Victorian Village, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, historic churches, and Court Square, the lovely and historic heart of 19th century Memphis.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Backbeat Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Beale Street

The tour starts on Beale Street at Alfred's on Beale, and begins by exploring the history of the Home of the Blues

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

Admission included (if option selected) to this world-class museum telling the complete story of Memphis music

Duration: 1 hour

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Enjoy a delicious tasting of Memphis BBQ

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel

History of the 1968 Sanitation Strike and the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Admission is not included to enter the museum.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Mississippi River

History and importance of the Mississippi River to Memphis

Pass By: Victorian Village Historic District

History of "Millionaire's Row," the beautiful historic homes of Memphis' cotton barons

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History of the city's oldest surviving residence

Pass By: The Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange

History of the Cotton Exchange and historic Cotton Row

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History of the Presley family's first real home in Memphis

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History of Danny Thomas and St. Jude's

Pass By: Court Square

History of one of the city's oldest and most beautiful parks

Pass By: The Orpheum Theatre

History of the Orpheum Theater

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History of baseball in Memphis

Stop At: Handy Park

History of WC Handy, the "Father of the Blues," and the birth of the blues on Beale Street

Duration: 5 minutes

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History of the Shelby County Courthouse

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History of the city's oldest church

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History of the South Main Historic District

Stop At: Edge Motor Museum

Admission included (if option selected) to see Memphis' newest attraction exploring the history of the American sports car.

Duration: 1 hour
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