Memphis History and Architecture All-Ages Guided Walking Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in USA

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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.
Meet your guide on Beale Street at 9:30am to begin your leisurely stroll through the tree-lined streets of Memphis. Memphis is both a gracious old Southern city of riverboats and cotton money, and a rowdy river town of roughnecks, gangsters and gamblers. Your guide will unfold the city’s colorful history and some of the characters who have made it one of the world’s most unique and interesting cities.  Along the way you’ll see: Historic Court SquareFourth Bluff Park, overlooking the Mississippi RiverCivil War sites (the Battle of Memphis and Forrest's Raid)Cotton RowPanoramic rooftop views of the cityDeadman's AlleyMain Street, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s last march The tour includes watching the famous Peabody Ducks march into the fountain in the hotel's Grand Lobby, a Memphis tradition dating back to 1933! The tour ends on Beale Street at 11:30am.

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Local taxes

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Highlights

  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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