Memphis, Tennessee Walking tours

Our most recommended Memphis, Tennessee Walking tours

Memphis: 2-Hour Haunted Walking Tour

1. Memphis: 2-Hour Haunted Walking Tour

Beyond the rhythms of Beale Street's blues lies a darker history of vice, voodoo, phantoms, ghosts, and lost souls. Hear the eerie legends while seeing some of Memphis' oldest sites. On this two-hour walking tour, first you'll see the Orpheum Theater, home of "Mary," who has haunted performances since 1921.  Hear about the Victorian-era mansion haunted by star-crossed lovers: the John Alexander Austin House. Discover the most haunted building in Memphis, the notorious Ernestine and Hazel's. Go inside this creepy establishment, a former brothel, and learn about the several ghosts who live there, as well as the haunted jukebox.

Memphis: 1-Hour Beale Street Guided Walking Tour

2. 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: 2-Hour Guided Historic Walking Tour

3. 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.

Memphis: Drinking Spirits with Spirits Haunted Pub Crawl

4. Memphis: Drinking Spirits with Spirits Haunted Pub Crawl

Embark on a spooky pub crawl tour through Memphis. Check out 3 local bars with a haunted past. Hear scary stories and about the city's lore and legends from a local guide. Taste local spirits. Memphis’ pub scene can be tricky to maneuver if you’re new to the city. Let a guide help you find your way on this haunted pub crawl. Meet up with your guide and group and head off to at least 3 of the city’s most popular bars, while hearing some spooky stories of ghosts, lore, and local legends along the way. Visit some of the city's most haunted locations. Your guide is a real paranormal investigator and can answer any questions you may have and share their personal experience of Memphis' ghostly past and present. End the experience in the city center.

Memphis: Walking Ghost Hunt

5. Memphis: Walking Ghost Hunt

Explore the macabre and dark history of downtown Memphis during this guided walking tour. Escape into the past and visit sites of hauntings taken from local legends, official records, and accounts from professional paranormal investigations. You'll walk less than a mile total with several stops along the way including the famous Arcade Restaurant and the Lorraine Motel. Finish the spooky night at the famous Earnestine & Hazels. Be sure to take lots of pictures along the way to see if you capture any paranormal activity of your own.

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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.

My wife and I LOVED the tour and our guide, Shannon. We'd recommend it to anyone who wants to learn some Beale St history!

Brian was very knowledgeable about the history and happenings of Memphis. He has a great passion for his tour and city

Great tour - very informative plus we saw the Peabody ducks. Shannon is great!

She was wonderful, funny and entertaining! Great job!