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Historic Memphis Walking Tour

We wrote the book on Memphis history. Let us show you another side of Memphis as we entertain you with stories of this captivating river town and its people.

Historic Memphis Walking Tour

A fascinating walking tour of old Memphis, from the author of A History Lover’s Guide to Memphis & Shelby County, and A Guide to Historic Downtown Memphis


Length: 2 hours

Departs From:
Beale St. and BB King Blvd (at Alfred’s)


Children (5-12)$15
Children (0-4)Free

Advance purchase required. Tours sell out quickly! To purchase by phone, call (877) 230-0331 or (901) 527-9415

This two-hour walking tour of Memphis explores the city’s rich history at a fun and leisurely pace. You’ll explore Court Square, the lovely and historic heart of 19th century Memphis; enjoy sweeping views of the Mississippi River; and hear fascinating tales of rebels, cotton barons and bootleggers. You’ll also experience a time-honored Memphis tradition, the famous March of the Ducks at The Peabody Hotel. 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
  • Deadman’s Alley
  • Main Street, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s last march


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5 Star Rating on tripadvisor

“This was a great tour with a fantastic tour guide! The stories were fantastic and very informative. I would recommend anyone visiting to go on the tour.”
Anonymous, November 2019

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