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 Square • Fourth Bluff Park, overlooking the Mississippi River • Civil War sites (the Battle of Memphis and Forrest's Raid) • Cotton Row • Panoramic rooftop views of the city • Deadman's Alley • Main 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.