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Downtown Memphis Beale Street Walking Tour

Downtown Memphis Beale Street Walking Tour
Walking & Biking Tours > Walking Tours > City Walk
$10
Duration: 45 minutes
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Description

Join this 45-minute walking tour of historic Beale Street. Voted “America’s Most Iconic Street” by USA Today, Beale Street is steeped in colorful history. From the early days of sin and vice to its heyday as the center of the city’s vibrant African-American culture, you'll explore the stories behind the legends and the colorful characters who helped make Beale Street the “Home of the Blues.”

After meeting your guide at the ticket podium at BB King Blues Club at 11:45am, you'll begin a 45-minute guided tour of the famous Beale Street in downtown Memphis. Known as one of Americas most Iconic streets. Beale Street is steeped in colorful history. From the early days of sin and vice to its heyday as the center of the city's vibrant African-American culture and the struggle for civil rights, you'll explore the stories behind the legends and the musicians, gangsters, crooks and heroes who helped make Beale Street the 'Home of the Blues.'

The tour includes A. Schwab's old fashioned general store and soda fountain founded in 1876 (the city's oldest business), Handy Park, where you can hear the sounds of Memphis, and the original Lansky Bros. Clothing store, the "Clothier to the King," where the young Elvis Presley adopted his signature style. You'll also see the historic Gallina Building and old Saloon Row, including one of the most notorious early 20th century whiskey dens known as "The Castle of Missing Men."

The tour ends at 12:30pm at BB King Blues Club.

Join this 45-minute walking tour of historic Beale Street. Voted “America’s Most Iconic Street” by USA Today, Beale Street is steeped in colorful history. From the early days of sin and vice to its heyday as the center of the city’s vibrant African-American culture, you'll explore the stories behind the legends and the colorful characters who helped make Beale Street the “Home of the Blues.”