African American Heritage Self-Guided Tour With Transportation - Memphis

From
USD
Per Person
Instant ConfirmationLowest Price Guaranteed

Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    9:00am & 11:30am
  • Departure Details :
    Local Memphis Hotel or local accommodations 
  • Return Details :
    Hotel
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

On the Memphis African American Heritage Tour,you will be picked up at your Hotel or Local Accommodations and we will take you tovisittwo historical locations in Memphis for Self-Guided Tour of the National Civil Rights Museum and the Burkle Estate "Slave Haven" Museum.The National Civil Rights Museum is the location of the Lorraine Motel where theDr. Martin Luther King was assassinated and theBurkle EstateMuseum commemorates an underground railroad stop for slaves traveling north for freedom. Visitors will see and experience the refuge provided for slaves by Jacob Burkle, who was instrumental inhelping countless individuals seek freedom.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

You will be picked up at your Memphis hotel or local accommodations and transported to both the National Civil Rights Museum as well asthe "Slave Haven" Burkle Estate Museum for a Self-Guided tour to explore two of Memphis'tributes to the city'shistoric past.

History will comelife within the walls of the National Civil Rights Museum,where personal stories, historical artifacts, and multimedia exhibits are used to explore five centuries of civil rights and human rights history. Poignantly located at the Lorraine Hotel where Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968.

In the second half of your tour you'll visit the Burkle Estate Museum know as Slave Haven. A German immigrant, Jacob Burkle was among those of the anti-slavery movement who risked their lives to help escaping Africans seek freedom by harboring them in their homesand aiding them on their journey north. Cloakedin secrecy, Burkle, a stockyard owner, operated an Underground Railroad station on the outskirts of Memphis from 1855 until the abolition of slavery. Burkle's unsuspecting, modest home, located near the banks of the Mississippi River, provided refuge for runaway slaves andis now open to visitors to learn about his life, his contributions to the Underground Railroad, and his part in helping others flee to freedom.

Inclusions

  • Admission ticket to the National Civil Rights Museum & the Burkle Estate Museum
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Van holds upto 25 passengers

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Adult pricing applies to all travelers