Guided tour

Memphis: 1-Hour Beale Street Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Backbeat Tours

Memphis: 1-Hour Beale Street Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Backbeat Tours

From US$ 16.46 per person

Explore "America's Most Iconic Street" on a one-hour guided walking tour. Learn about the colorful characters and stories that have made Beale Street the "Home of the Blues."

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Learn about musicians, gangsters, politicians and crooks who made their name on Beale Street
  • Appreciate Beale Street's place in African-American Culture
  • Go behind the scenes with your expert guide
Full description
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.
  • 1-hour Guided Walking Tour
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-Off
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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Meeting point

Alfred's On Beale 197 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

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  •  Please arrive at the meeting point 20 minutes before the activity starts.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 8 reviews

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Great great tour !

October 9, 2022

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.

October 6, 2022

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!

May 21, 2022

Product ID: 301863