Beale Street Guided Walking Tour

Explore the street where the blues began on this one hour walking tour of historic Beale Street. Voted “America’s Most Iconic Street” by USA Today, Beale Street has a long, colorful history. From its early days as a red light district to its heyday as the center of the city’s vibrant African-American culture, you'll explore the stories behind the legends and the colorful characters who helped make Beale Street the “Home of the Blues.”

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  • What's included :
    • Professional guide
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Beale Street, Memphis, TN 38103

    The Home of the Blues, and pone of America's most historic and iconic streets/

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Handy Park, 200 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3716

    History of the famous bluesmen's park

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Lansky Bros. Clothier to the King, 126 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA

    History of the famous store where Elvis adopted his signature style

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: A. Schwab, 163 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3713

    History of the old fashioned general store and soda fountain founded in 1876, the city's oldest business

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: W.C. Handy Memphis Home and Museum, 352 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3106

    History of the "shotgun house" of W.C. Handy

  • Departure Point :
    Alfred's On Beale, 197 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
    Departure Time :
    1:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Provide Viator Voucher to show proof of purchase
    • The walking distance is 0.5 miles (0.8 km)
    • The tour is a walking tour on public city sidewalks, and is wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guests will stay at a safe 6-foot distance during all points of the tour. All guides and staff will wear cloth masks/face coverings, and we ask that all guests do as well on each tour.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Backbeat Tours

Activity ID: V-3111P11

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