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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: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour of Beale Street

2. Memphis: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour of Beale Street

This is a location aware, self guided tour on our walking tour app. Go at your own pace, anytime. This tour never expires. And after taking the tour on location, listen to the remote version anytime to relive the tour. The tour is professionally narrated and infused with music to set the mood. You'll see this historic street and hear the tales of the legends that tore it up and made music history. You’ll hear about Elvis, BB King, The father of Blues W.C. Handy, The mayor of Beale Street Rudy Williams and so many more. Along the way I’ll take you to the best spots to eat, drink and take in a live show.

Memphis: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

3. Memphis: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

Enjoy a self-guided walking tour of historic Memphis, Tennessee while following clues on your smartphone and solving interesting puzzles along the way. Play with your private group as the game guides you through the town. Score points for correct answers and try to get a high score on the leaderboard. Explore Memphis, Tennessee at your own pace. See the Peabody Hotel, Elvis Presley Plaza, Memphis Music Hall of Fame, world-famous Beale Street, and much more. Discover some of what makes this area so popular with both locals and tourists alike. Enjoy fun challenges with family and friends that are perfect for all ages. Work together with your group to solve the 23 challenges on the scavenger hunt as you walk approximately 1.5 miles. Play any time that fits your schedule.

Downtown Memphis In-App Audio Tour: History (ENG)

4. Downtown Memphis In-App Audio Tour: History (ENG)

Discover Memphis, a vibrant city on the Mississippi River renowned for its Blues heritage and significant contributions to American culture and history. This tour unveils the downtown area, showcasing the city's must-visit locations. Begin by delving into the Blues Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the rich blues heritage. Witness the modern and inviting Halloran Center, a venue for concerts and various events. Marvel at the renowned Orpheum Theater, a captivating gem from the 1920s that stands as one of the few remaining "movie palaces." Nearby, explore the National Civil Rights Museum and Cotton Museum for a deeper understanding of their compelling topics. Nature enthusiasts can revel in the scenic beauty of Mississippi River Park, offering breathtaking views of steep valleys, while Court Square provides a serene green oasis with its own intriguing stories. Returning to the urban landscape, pass by historic landmarks and conclude your journey at Beale Street Baptist Church, the birthplace of African-American Baptist churches in the area. The tour also highlights additional captivating attractions and encourages you to immerse yourself in the lively ambiance of iconic Beale Street—an entertainment district synonymous with Blues Music. Finally, witness the local pride at FedEx Forum, the city's premier sports and entertainment facility. Ready to immerse yourself in the soulful essence of Memphis? Join the tour and experience the vibrant sounds of this captivating city! How is the tour going — Stay flexible: join the tour whenever you want and explore the sights as long as you like. — Enjoy the tour even offline: all audio tours are tested for high quality and easy navigation.

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What people are saying about Orpheum Theatre

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4.8 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Daniel was great, very informative, very passionate about what he does. We loved the tour, wish we had cash to tip him, he deserved it and much more! You're lucky to have him as a part of your team on Backbeat Tours!

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

She was an excellent tour guide with a lot of information.