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Beale Street Tours

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Beale Street
From 1920 to 1940, artists descended on Beale Street to collaborate, creating a new music style that blended smooth jazz with hard-charging rock 'n' roll. This mix eventually gave birth to the blues, a new and distinctly American genre of music that gradually made its way into the United States' pop culture mainstream. A visit to today's Beale Street, now a U.S. National Historic Landmark District, allows travelers to check out the blues clubs that served as the launching sites for some of the most famous American blues musicians of all time.
Address: Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee 38103, USA

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Memphis Music Hall of Fame Admission Ticket

Memphis Music Hall of Fame Admission Ticket

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Visit the Memphis Music Hall of Fame to learn all about the city's legendary music history. Browse exhibits and museum displays about the musicians and artists who shaped the Memphis Sound.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$8.00
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$8.00
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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission

Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission

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The Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum will have you tapping your toes. Book this admission ticket and discover Memphis' history of blues, rock and soul music. An included audio guide adds depth to the extensive exhibits, with more than 100 songs to bring liveliness to the displays. Delve into Memphis' musical legacy and learn all about the pioneers like BB King and Muddy Waters who put Memphis on the map.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$11.00
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$11.00
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Beale Street Guided Walking Tour

Beale Street Guided Walking Tour

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Follow in the footsteps of musical legends, such as Louis Armstrong, Muddy Waters, and B.B. King, on this walking tour of Beale Street in downtown Memphis. Your guide knows the ins and outs of the street—said to be where blues began—ensuring you won't miss a beat of its storied past. Pass by highlights including Lansky Brothers, where Elvis Presley was known to shop, as well as the more-than-100-year-old A. Schwab General Store.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$15.00
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$15.00
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Memphis Mojo Bus Tour

Memphis Mojo Bus Tour

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Shake, rattle, and roll through Memphis on this guided musical bus tour. Local musicians lead the way on a fun-loving ride through the home of blues, complete with live music and tambourines, shakers, and bongos for all to enjoy. Visit historic Beale Street, one of the most iconic streets in America, plus Stax Studio, the Lorraine Motel, and more. Upgrade to include admission to Sun Studio, the most famous recording studio in the world.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$32.78
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$32.78
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Memphis City Tour with Admission to 1 or 2 Memphis Attractions

Memphis City Tour with Admission to 1 or 2 Memphis Attractions

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Explore the top attractions in Memphis on this sightseeing tour along the Mississippi River. See landmark locations like the Memphis Pyramid, now a Bass Pro Shops “megastore” with shopping, a hotel, restaurants, a bowling alley, and an archery range; the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated and much more. A Memphis hotel pickup and drop-off are included on this tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.77
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$30.77

Historic Memphis Guided Walking Tour

Historic Memphis Guided Walking Tour

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Trace Memphis' history, from the Civil War to modern-day, on this guided walking tour. Learn about the history of this rowdy blues, soul, and rock ‘n’ roll river town, and visit many of the city’s top attractions—Beale Street and sections of the Mississippi River among them. Experience, too, a time-honored Memphis tradition: Peabody Hotel's March of the Ducks.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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$25.00
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Memphis Discovery Tour with Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission

Memphis Discovery Tour with Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission

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Explore downtown Memphis on this all-inclusive tour. Visit the Smithsonian’s Rock N' Soul Museum along with top attractions such as Beale Street, known as the home of the blues, and Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. A barbecue tasting and trip to the Peabody Hotel's March of the Ducks, a much-loved Memphis tradition, are also included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$43.90
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$43.90
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2.5 Hours Memphis African American History Caravan Guided Tour from Own Vehicle

2.5 Hours Memphis African American History Caravan Guided Tour from Own Vehicle

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Explore the city of Memphis through the lens of the Civil Rights Movement during this driving sightseeing tour. See key landmarks and monuments that are important to African-American history such as Slave Haven, the National Civil Rights Museum, and Beale Street. Listen to engaging commentary about the history of the area from periods of slavery to the civil rights movement to present-day.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.00
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$56.00
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Memphis City Tour with Sun Studio Admission

Memphis City Tour with Sun Studio Admission

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Drive past the Mississippi River, grand Victorian homes, and cultural landmarks on this narrated tour of Memphis, which takes you beyond the city’s obvious sights. A tour of the legendary Sun Studios, where artists such as Johnnie Cash and Elvis Presley recorded their music is also included as is round-trip transportation from your downtown Memphis hotel.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.54
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$61.54

City of Memphis Guided Bus Tour

City of Memphis Guided Bus Tour

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First-time visitors to Memphis appreciate this overview driving tour of the city's key sights. Choose from morning or afternoon departures to see the city's Victorian homes, Beale Street, and Graceland, among other attractions. Stop to visit the famous ducks that make their home at the Peabody Hotel. Round-trip transport from and to your hotel (most mid-south properties) is included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.77
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$30.77
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Elvis Memories Sightseeing Tour with Lunch in Memphis

Elvis Memories Sightseeing Tour with Lunch in Memphis

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Walk in the footsteps of Elvis Presley — blue suede shoes not included — on this 2- to 3-hour guided tour of Memphis through Elvis's eyes. See the King's childhood home and schools, visit his beautiful Botanical Garden Home, and even eat a friend peanut butter and banana sandwich at his favorite restaurant. This tour provides insightful commentary into Elvis's life as well as transportation in an air-conditioned van for a group of up to 25.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.11
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$84.11

Graceland Round-Trip Shuttle Transportation from Memphis

Graceland Round-Trip Shuttle Transportation from Memphis

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Spend the day at one of Memphis's well-known attractions, Graceland, the home of music icon Elvis Presley. Round-trip shuttle transportation picks you up from your downtown Memphis city hotel, with a departure selection at 9am, 11:30am, or 1:30pm. After your tour of Graceland, you will be transported back to your hotel to spend the rest of the day in downtown Memphis at your leisure. Please note that this is for round-trip transportation only and does not include admission into Graceland.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.14
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$22.14

Memphis Scavenger Hunt Adventure

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Memphis Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Combine sightseeing and family-friendly fun in a way impossible to replicate independently on this Memphis Scavenger Hunt. Prebook for two to five people for a time that suits you, and enjoy a smartphone-guided walking tour that showcases Memphis’ historical sights, poses puzzles and challenges, and charts the city’s music legends and attractions. En route, enjoy time to relax and eat (own expense), and record your scores for the hunt leaderboard.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.44
$20.52
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Price varies by group size
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2-Hour Private Pedal Tavern Pub Crawl in Downtown Memphis

2-Hour Private Pedal Tavern Pub Crawl in Downtown Memphis

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Book Sprock n’ Roll’s pedal taverns to experience the best party bike in Downtown Memphis. Pedal & party your way through Downtown while you soak up the sites and sounds from the seat of an awesome 10 seater bike. Our bikes are equipped with speakers so that YOU may choose what music you would like to hear during your party bike adventure. We will have a cooler, cups & ice ready as you are welcome to bring your own beverages (no glass please) to enjoy while on the bike. This two-hour pedaling pub-crawl or scenic adventure begins & ends on the iconic Beale Street. During your two-hour adventure you will pedal to different bars within the Downtown area or hit up scenic spots and enjoy the beverages you brought. Your awesome driver will keep the energy alive, the tunes playing, and most importantly you safe and having a ton of fun! This is not a historical tour, it is a pub-crawl. Our drivers are NOT trained to provide information regarding the history of Downtown.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$550.00
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$550.00
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Private Memphis City Tour in a 1955 Chevy Bel Air

Private Memphis City Tour in a 1955 Chevy Bel Air

Ride along with us on this 60 minute journey exploring the sites, sounds and locations that made Memphis famous in the backseat of a 1955 Chevy Bel Air! Memphis is known worldwide for its music heritage. On this tour, you will dive into the culture and history that back up that story. Downtown Memphis has it all! On a meteor tour, you will learn about how the blues began, see venues where soon-to-be legends like Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, B.B. King and many more got their start, take in views of the Mighty Mississippi, and even discover Memphis' most famous brothel. Whether you are a music fan or a history lover, Memphis has something for you. Hop in the 1955 Chevy Bel Air and let us show you Memphis, Tennessee! This itinerary include just a few of the highlights. There will be many other sites to see along the way!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$192.06
per group
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$192.06
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Memphis Guided Bicycle Tour

Memphis Guided Bicycle Tour

The Memphis Bike Tour is fun way to explore the city and learn a little of its fascinating history along the way. It's perfect for pretty much anyone who loves bike riding, sightseeing and having a good time. Use of a bike is included, along with a helmet and a cold bottle of water. All riders will also receive a code for free use of their bike following the tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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$25.00
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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Should I book Beale Street tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Beale Street can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 14 Beale Street tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Beale Street 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Beale Street costs USD 8.00. Guided Beale Street tours start around USD 8.00 per person. See all 14 Beale Street tickets and tours on Viator.
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