Historic Memphis Guided Walking Tour

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  • Duration: 2 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    09:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Alfred's On Beale, 197 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This two-hour walking tour of Memphis explores the city's rich history at a fun and leisurely pace. You'll explore historic Cotton Row and Court Square, the lovely and historic heart of 19th century Memphis; enjoy sweeping views of the Mississippi River; and hear fascinating tales of rebels during the Civil War as well as Prohibition Era bootleggers. You'll also experience a time-honored Memphis tradition, the famous March of the Ducks at The Peabody hotel. This tour is suitable for the whole family.


  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Meet your guide on Beale street at 9:30am to begin your leisurely stroll through the tree-lined streets of Memphis.

Memphis is both a gracious old Southern city of riverboats and cotton money, and a rowdy river town of roughnecks, gangsters and gamblers. Your guide will unfold the citys colorful history and some of the characters who have made it one of the worlds most unique and interesting cities.  Along the way youll see:

  • Historic Court square
  • Fourth Bluff Park, overlooking the Mississippi River
  • Civil War sites (the Battle of Memphis and Forrest's Raid)
  • Cotton Row
  • Panoramic rooftop views of the city
  • Deadman's Alley
  • Main Street, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s last march
The tour includes watching the famous Peabody Ducks march into the fountain in the hotel's Grand Lobby, a Memphis tradition dating back to 1933!

The tour ends on Beale street at 11:30am.


Professional guide

Local taxes



Hotel pickup and drop-off

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

Within a few blocks there are four different parking garages, and several open-air parking lots. The closest garage to our location (just two blocks away) is at 149 Peabody Place between Second Street and BB King Blvd., next to the Hampton Inn. You can try your luck with on-street metered parking, too, on Second Street just south of Beale; on Beale between Front and Second; or along Peabody Place from Front to Fourth Street.

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Guests are recommended (but not required) to wear face masks on each tour.

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  • 10-Nov-2022

    One of the best walking tours we have taken......tour guide was amazing.....very informative.....knowledgeable ....and obviously LOVED her job and the city!

  • 09-Nov-2022

    Our tour guide was amazing!! Born and raised in Memphis she was so knowledgeable and yet made the tour fun. So many great stories as to the history of Memphis. Great way to see the city and all the historic sites.

  • 30-Oct-2022

    Charlie gave a great tour about the history of Memphis. Alot of interesting facts and humor! 2 hours went by very quick!

  • 29-Oct-2022

    Kate was very informative and told stories well. She welcomed questions and knew all the answers. She went at a good pace too

  • 29-Oct-2022

    The knowledge of our tour guide was excellent, but his passion and personality is what made this tour so enjoyable.

  • 27-Oct-2022

    Kate was an excellent guide with tons of knowledge of Memphis and it's history. She answered all our questions and threw in tidbits here and there to make the 2 hrs very interesting.

  • 26-Oct-2022

    Did not do tour - heavy rain & thunderstorms was forecast. No message in advance as to possible weather cancellation. Guide showed up at time of tour - rain pouring down - asked US what we wanted to do! We said not to do tour & receive a refund. Guide contacted his manager and said ok.

  • 25-Oct-2022

    Kate's depth of knowledge about Memphis' s history, architecture, personalities was amazing, amusing and delightful.

  • 24-Oct-2022

    Shannon was so very good. We did this on our first morning and got the lay of the land. She also recommended some great places to visit and some good eateries.

  • 23-Oct-2022

    Our guide Charlie provided a very informative and entertaining tour of Memphis and it’s historic highlights. Learnt a lot and enjoy the walk around this fascinating city.

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