African American History Tour Of Memphis - Overview Tour

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On this 2-hour African American History tour, we will be your "conductor" and take you on a journey through Memphis that will be sure to open your eyes to some of the most historical times from slavery through the Civil Rights Movement and beyond. There is so much more to Memphis than Downtown, so we will even journey through some of our interestingneighborhoods.


  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Family friendly
  • Get inside tips from a local

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The Civil Rights Movement and African American History is a very big part of Memphis. Onthis 2-hour tour of African American History, we will take you on a journey through Memphis that will be sure to open your eyes to some of the most historical times in slavery right through the civil rights movement. This will be aneye-opening, enlightening as well as entertaining tour that will be sure to stay with you.

On this tour you will see some of the most memorable sites Memphis has to offer such as: Slave Haven, a site that documents the history of the underground railroad. The National Civil Rights Museum/ Lorraine Motel, this is where we will trace the history of the civil rights movement from its roots to the present. Historic Mason Temple, where on April 3rd, 1968, a day before his assassination Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous last speech. Then there is Beale Street, which is known as the Main Street of Black America and officially named "home of the Blues."

There is so much more to Memphis than downtown and we want to show you all of it. Along this journey we will show you compelling neighborhoods like Uptown, Pinch, District, South Memphis, Soulsville and the Edge and so many more additional historical landmarks.

Inclusions for African American History Tour Of Memphis - Overview Tour

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

Exclusions for African American History Tour Of Memphis - Overview Tour

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

2 person minimum required.

Dress code is smart casual.

We deserve the right to substitute the selection of museum chosen due to events beyond our control.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • Fantastic. Ms. Carolyn our tour guild was out of this world. She gave the us the history of Memphis in it's hay day to current day.

  • Loved being in a small van vs. a large bus.

  • It was wonderful! Our tour guide, Queen was warm and welcoming. Her knowledge of Memphis history was impressive and fulfilling! Taking the tour was an ideal way of starting our visit to Memphis!

  • Queen was our tour guide and she was EXCELLENT, entertaining and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this tour as Memphis is full of unknown historical events.

  • I didn't get to do the tour due to the time. I would suggest that this group be more flexible in their touring hours. The lady I spoke with on the phone was very gracious. She tried to make every accommodation for me, but we weren't able to make it happen. She offered to redeem my voucher on a later visit.

  • Bar none, Queen was the best tour guide I've ever encountered. The tour is comprehensive, so well-researched, and you'll never encounter a friendlier and more enthusiastic person. We had the best time and both learned a tremendous amount about the Black history of Memphis. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.

  • Amazing tour highlight of our trip.

  • In planning our trip to Memphis, I searched for Places to see in Memphis and this was one of the many choices that we had to choose from. I have to say that we were very pleased that we chose the African American History Tour. Ms Queen, who was our tour guide from A Tour of Possibilities was very knowledgeable and an exceptional tour guide. We must say that this is a tour that every one should see. CC and Annette M

  • Queen is a star and welcomes you to the tour with a hug!
    The tour content is very informative and humbling, covering not just distant history slavery but recent history also. We stopped at the COGIC church and were able to go inside, this is the church where Martin Luther King made his final speech on April 3rd 1968, and were able to stand in the pulpit that he stood in to make said speech.
    Queen has another tour which includes the Slave Haven, I believe. She is such a good tour guide that a whole day tour including entry to COGIC, Slave Haven and Lorraine Hotel would be amazing - if she has that available I'd advise to take that - otherwise this tour is still a definite must.

  • She really is the Queen of Memphis tours, even if she's from the Bronx! Our family enjoyed her professional and entertaining guidance through the African American history of Memphis, and were moved and inspired and educated by her presentation. We highly recommend this overview tour to anyone who has two hours to spend.

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