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Memphis: 2-Hour Guided Historic Walking Tour

Activity provider: Backbeat Tours

Memphis: 2-Hour Guided Historic Walking Tour

Activity provider: Backbeat Tours

From US$ 27.44 per person

Explore Memphis' rich history at a fun and leisurely pace on a 2-hour walking tour. Pick up insights into some of the most unique characters in Memphis history from an expert guide. See the famous Peabody Duck March.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Set off on a 2-hour walking tour of Memphis with an expert guide
  • Witness the legendary Duck March at the Peabody Hotel
  • Hear stories from Memphis's past and get a new appreciation for this amazing city
Full description
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.
  • 2-hour walking tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the meeting point 20 minutes prior to the tour start time: Alfred's On Beale, 197 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 20 minutes before the tour start time
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Great tour - very informative plus we saw the Peabody ducks. Shannon is great!

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Product ID: 301858