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Historic Memphis Walking Tour

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    Get to know Memphis and its top attractions on this educational and entertaining walking tour.
    In addition to Beale Street, one of the most iconic streets in America, stroll along Main Street to Confederate Park, commemorating the Civil War’s Battle of Memphis. See additional Civil War sites recognizing the Battle of Memphis and Forrest's Raid on Memphis; Calvary Episcopal Church, the oldest public building in the city; plus Civic Center Plaza, Lincoln American Tower and Court Square Center and much more.
    Also, enjoy panoramic rooftop views of the city, including the Mississippi River, from the top of the Madison Hotel.
    Along the way, hear the history of this rowdy river town and its people — from tough frontiersmen like Davy Crockett and Sam Houston to the Confederate soldiers and Civil War spies. Learn about everyone from the gamblers, speculators and fancy ladies who arrived by steamboat and train to the gangsters and machine bosses fueled by Prohibition-era greed.
    It truly is a fun and fast way to get to know Memphis and the many amazing attractions it offers.
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    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    Mike was a fantastic guide. Very knowledgeable, professional and pleasure to deal with. We learned a lot. Since It was just 3 of us you would think he would cut corners for such a small group when he actually did the opposite and spent more...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Maria S
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We really enjoyed the tour, Cathy was our guide and she was wonderful. She was very funny and friendly and answered all of our questions about what to see and do in Memphis and good places to eat as well as all of the history...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank rmntsc
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Super tour! Well worth it! She did a fantastic job of giving the backstory on the city and much much more! Must do tour!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Jarrod N
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    It was a very interesting way to learn more about the city and its history. Our tour guide, Mike, was very passionate about the city. We saw quite a bit during the tour. I would say that they should supply a free bottle of water...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Susan A
    Reviewed 11 July 2019 via mobile

    Memphis was under a heat advisory when we took this tour. In spite of the heat our guide showed us many key points of interest in Memphis and shared lots of interesting stories and history of Memphis. We highly recommend this tour as a great...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    sharonsB3470BK
    29 May 2019|
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    Response from Backbeat_Tours | Property representative |
    Hi there! We are located just 1.5 blocks from the Peabody Hotel, so it would be incredibly easy for you to walk to the meeting location at Aflred's (at the corner of Beale and B.B. King Blvd/3rd St.). Please let us know if... More
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    29 May 2019|
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    Response from Backbeat_Tours | Property representative |
    Hello! We do not recommend joining the tour in progress, as the tour is very flexible and does not always arrive at the exact same place at the exact same time (depending on weather, the speed of the group, traffic, etc.) If... More
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    Annie030303
    3 May 2019|
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    Response from Robert B |
    Yes. Beale Street is where the tour begins and you are given some history of Beale and then you're going to adjacent streets. But Beale street is best visited at night, when it all comes alive
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