On the Memphis African American Heritage Tour, you'll visitÂ two historical locations in Memphis- the National Civil Rights Museum and the Burkle Estate Museum.Â The National Civil Rights Museum is the location of the Lorraine Motel where theÂ Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated. Visitors will view the room Dr. King occupied, and exploreÂ the museum's manyÂ exhibits of the history of the civil rights movement (including more than 260 artifacts).
TheÂ Burkle EstateÂ Museum 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 inÂ helping countless individuals seek freedom.
- Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
- Small group ensures personal service
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
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You will be picked up at your Memphis hotel or local accommodations and transported to both the National Civil Rights Museum as well as the "Slave Haven" Burkle Estate Museum for a Self-Guided tour to explore two of Memphis' tributes to the city's historic past.
History will come life 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 homes and aiding them on their journey north. Cloaked in 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 and is 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 for Memphis African American Heritage Tour With Transportation
- Admission ticket to the National Civil Rights Museum & the Burkle Estate Museum
- Live commentary on board
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions for Memphis African American Heritage Tour With Transportation
- Food and drinks
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
- 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.