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Beale Street Guided Walking Tour

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Overview

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.
  • Walking tour of Beale Street in downtown Memphis
  • Trace the street's transformation from red-light district to the home of blues
  • Learn about Memphis' significance in the civil rights movement
  • See highlights including stores frequented by the likes of Elvis
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Alfred's On Beale , 197 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
1:30 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
Meet your guide on Beale Street, the so-called "Home of the Blues," and former red-light district and epicenter of the civil rights movement.

Follow your guide to significant spots on the main street, including A. Schwab General Store, which has been open for more than a hundred years, and the Lanky Brothers clothing store, where Elvis once shopped.

Pass, too, highlights such as Handy Park and Coyote Ugly saloon, and learn about the musical legends and colorful characters who shaped the street.

Your tour concludes back at the original departure point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Beale Street
The Home of the Blues, and pone of America's most historic and iconic streets/
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Handy Park
History of the famous bluesmen's park
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lansky Bros. Clothier to the King
History of the famous store where Elvis adopted his signature style
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
A. Schwab
History of the old fashioned general store and soda fountain founded in 1876, the city's oldest business
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
W.C. Handy Memphis Home and Museum
History of the "shotgun house" of W.C. Handy
  • 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
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Backbeat Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Beale Street Guided Walking Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Beale Street Guided Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Beale Street Guided Walking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Beale Street Guided Walking Tour.

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New perspective on Beale St.
Mark_H
, Oct 2021
I visited Beale Street once before during the day. I thought then, big deal, street with a bunch of bars. The Beale Street tour, however, give me a fuller appreciation of the rich history of the place.
star-5
Great hot day on Beale street!
Hugh
, Aug 2021
Informative, interesting, entertaining! I would highly recommend this for people looking for local insight and perspective into the characters that brought Beale street to life from the civil war to modern life!
star-5
A must!
Anonymous
, Jul 2021
So educational and worth the time and money. Our tour guide was so nice and a wealth of information A must when visiting Beale St.
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The Hot and Humid History of Beale Street
Marie_Hawthorn
, Jul 2021
Our guide gave us the background on the events in the city leading up to Dr. King’s assassination. It was riveting.
star-5
Great Tour
EVA_V
, Jun 2021
The guide was fantastic! She was very informative We learned a lot. Everyone enjoyed it. I would highly recommend it
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Perfect History Walk to Add to your Memphis Experience
Jill_M
, Jun 2021
Great tour!! The walk up and down Beale Street was a walk through the history of Memphis along with some fun info about Memphis' most famous resident - Elvis and a little Civil Rights history. Shannon was an extremely engaging, energetic and knowledgable guide. This tour added depth to our Memphis experience and made our trip as interesting as it was fun.
star-5
Excellent Tour!
Tonya_T
, Jun 2021
You could tell the tour guide was passionate and knowledgeable about Beale St. and it’s sordid past.
star-5
Worthwhile
Rochelle
, Jun 2021
Shannon was knowledgeable, sharing interesting historical information on Memphis. Helpful for understanding the area.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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Beale street walk
leslie_g
, Jun 2021
The guide was wonderful. She was very upbeat, fun and easy to listen to. Thoroughly enjoyed our tour with her!
star-5
Great tour - recommend it!
CATourist
, Jun 2021
Very educational with a lot of fun facts by Jay. She made it very interesting and had great recommendations, etc.

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