Memphis, Tennessee Educational activities

Our most recommended Memphis, Tennessee Educational activities

Memphis: Big Mojo Sun Studio + Music History 3-Hour Bus Tour

1. Memphis: Big Mojo Sun Studio + Music History 3-Hour Bus Tour

Go behind the scenes at Sun Studio and let the Home of the Blues come alive on a city tour aboard the nation's only music bus. All of the guides on this tour are professional Beale Street musicians who will play and sing selections from the city's rich musical heritage, while entertaining you with comedy, history, and stories about your favorite Memphis personalities. Along the way, you will see Sun Studio, Beale Street, Stax Studio, the Lorraine Motel, Cotton Row, Peabody Hotel, Overton Park, Historic Central Gardens, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, and the early homes of Elvis, B.B. King, and Johnny Cash. Enjoy an exciting introduction to Memphis on an action-packed drive through the city. It's great fun for all ages; let loose and sing along as much or as little as you like.

Memphis: Mojo Music History 90-Minute Bus Tour

2. Memphis: Mojo Music History 90-Minute Bus Tour

Experience how Memphis, The Home of the Blues, comes alive on a city tour aboard the nation's only music bus. Travel with a professional Beale Street musician as your guide who will play and sing selections from the city's rich musical heritage as you cruise through the city. Be entertained with comedy, history, and behind-the-scenes stories of your favorite Memphis personalities along the way. Pass by famous landmarks in music history such as Sun Studio, Beale Street, Stax Studio, The Lorraine Motel, Cotton Row, Peabody Hotel, Overton Park, Historic Central Gardens, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, and the Early homes of Elvis, B. B. King, and Johnny Cash. Receive an exciting introduction to Memphis on this action-packed drive through the city which is great fun for all ages.

Memphis: 1-Hour Beale Street Guided Walking Tour

3. Memphis: 1-Hour Beale Street Guided Walking Tour

Explore Beale Street, the Memphis street which was voted “America’s Most Iconic Street” by USA Today. Learn about Beale Street’s colorful history, from its early days of sin and vice to its heyday as the center of the city’s vibrant African-American culture. Discover the stories behind the legends, musicians, gangsters, politicians, and crooks who helped make Beale Street the “The Home of the Blues.” Visit A. Schwab’s, Beale Street’s oldest store. See Handy Park, a popular venue for outdoor concerts. Check out the clothes at Old Lanksky’s, where Elvis Presley used to buy his suits. Stroll down Saloon Row and see the clubs and bars. See “The Castle of Missing Men,” AKA the Monarch Club, which was known as being the last stop for many unlucky gamblers.

Memphis Music Hall of Fame Admission Ticket

4. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Admission Ticket

What began as a tribute to Memphis’ legendary musicians who shook the world has finally opened as a museum that is as outrageous as its inductees! Visit the Memphis Music Hall of Fame museum and discover some of the greatest musicians of all time, each responsible for shaping modern music and changing the world forever right here in Memphis. At the museum, explore the fun, fascinating, and educational exhibition featuring never-before-seen memorabilia, rare video performances and interviews, interactive exhibits, and much more. With new inductees each year, the Hall of Fame celebrates musicians from all eras of Memphis music history. Some members of the Hall of Fame include: ZZ Top, Three Six Mafia, Elvis Presley, Otis Redding, B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Al Green, Johnny Cash, Justin Timberlake, Roy Orbison, Aretha Franklin, and many more.

Memphis: 2-Hour Guided Historic Walking Tour

5. Memphis: 2-Hour Guided Historic Walking Tour

This 2-hour walking tour of Memphis sheds light on the city's fascinating history. Memphis has always had something of a dual character or split personality: at once a gracious old-Southern city of riverboats and cotton money, as well as a rowdy river town of roughnecks, gangsters, and gamblers. Your guide will highlight both sides of the city’s history and some of the characters who have made Memphis one of the most unique and colorful places in the world. Along the way you’ll see the Historic Court Square, Fourth Bluff Park overlooking the Mississippi River, and a couple locations significant to the Civil War, including the sites of the Battle of Memphis and Forrest's Raid. Walk through Cotton Row and a gain a new perspective from a rooftop over the city. Pass through Deadman's Alley, Main Street, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s last march. The tour also includes watching the famous March of the Ducks at the Peabody Hotel, a Memphis tradition since 1933.

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What people are saying about Memphis, Tennessee

Kate was our tour guide and she was great. She was knowledgeable and very easy to understand. She added humor and her own personal experiences to the tour which made it even better. It was our first visit to Memphis and Beale Street. Very enjoyable.

We had a blast seeing all the things in Memphis. Our guide and driver were so knowledgeable. Her stories always included a bit of a related song! It was a cool way to learn more about Memphis!

A fun, unique way to learn about Memphis! You get to sing and listen to live music! I recommend adding Sun Studio. It was exciting to be in the recording room!

We picked this tour because the tour guide also played the guitar and sang songs throughout the tour. He was very good.

Great time knowledgeable guide lots of information