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W.C. Handy Memphis Home and Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 - 16:00
Open today: 11:00 - 16:00
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Interesting Location

Only a true jazz junky would seek out W. C. Handy's home at the end of Beale Street next to the... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
Paul K
Hales Corners, Wisconsin
Worth the stop

One would assume this would be a tour where you walk in, see his house, hear a bit about him and... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2016
Lisa T
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  • Average27%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible18%
16 Apr 2018
“Interesting Location”
“Closed door”
This tiny shack was once home to "the father of the blues," W.C. Handy.
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 16:00
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352 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3106
+1 901-522-1556
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Prior to going to the W C Handy home/museum, we called to make certain they were open. We were told they would be open until 5pm. We told them that we would be there in 45 minutes. When we arrived, the door was locked. We...More

Thank labguides
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Only a true jazz junky would seek out W. C. Handy's home at the end of Beale Street next to the police station. A nice moment in history placed in a location that is accessible.

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 29 October 2016

One would assume this would be a tour where you walk in, see his house, hear a bit about him and walk out. I was pleasantly surprised to get a history of Beale Street along with learning about W.C. Handy.

1  Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely afternoon downtown so we thought we would checkout the house. Hours posted indicate it should be open, but the house was locked up with nobody to be found. We called the number posted and it just rang. Very disappointing.

Thank LoveFunTravels
Reviewed 31 July 2016

The home had been moved here from its original location and we almost walked right past it rounding the corner onto Beale Street. It is tucked back in a parking area near the corner of 4th & Beale.

1  Thank raybyerley
Reviewed 24 June 2016

W.C. Handy, the Father of the Blues, lived with his wife and 5 children in this tiny house during his time in Memphis. We were the only ones there that rainy morning, so our informative young docent had plenty of time to fill us in...More

1  Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 21 March 2016

This small home features the history of the man who made BLUES what it is today. Very educational and fun if you enjoy the BLUES.

1  Thank ArkansasMinister
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Visited several times. If you like the blues; It is a must see. Also, it is on Beale street which is always a "Blast"

Thank Joey R
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Small obscure place at end of Beale streets. Adds to the history of Beale Street and the WC Handy Park nearby

Thank Marc S
Reviewed 3 April 2015 via mobile

We found this cute little house at the end of Beale Street right by the Police Station. We took pics of the outside but were unable to go inside. It was closed when we were there on a Friday afternoon. It was raining, so my...More

Thank TNharleychick
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26 April 2015|
Response from LoveFunTravels | Reviewed this property |
Appears to be $6 - providing you can get someone to show up. House has a history of displaying hours they don't honor.