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Beale Street Guided Walking Tour provided by Backbeat Tours

Beale Street Guided Walking Tour

Beale Street Guided Walking Tour
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About
Beale Street was the birthplace of the Blues and it’s still the heart of Memphis’ live music scene. On this walking tour, discover Memphis’ music legacy as you explore the iconic street; visit historic venues, shops, and sites associated with musical icons like Elvis Presley, B.B.King, and Louis Armstrong; and learn more about Memphis history, including the civil rights movement.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Guided walking tour of Beale Street in Memphis
  • Follow in the footsteps of Elvis, Muddy Waters, and B.B. King
  • Learn about Memphis’ musical legacy and civil rights history
  • Insider tips and recommendations from a local guide
What to expect
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Guided walking tour of Beale Street in Memphis
  • Follow in the footsteps of Elvis, Muddy Waters, and B.B. King
  • Learn about Memphis’ musical legacy and civil rights history
  • Insider tips and recommendations from a local guide
What to expect
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3111P11
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • Alfred's On Beale, 197 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Additional information
  • 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 travellers 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Alfred's On Beale, 197 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 travellers 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 18 Jun. 2021
A note from Beale Street Guided Walking Tour
Guests are recommended (but not required) to wear face masks on each tour.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Alfred's On Beale
    197 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
    See address & details
  • 1
    Beale Street
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Handy Park
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Lansky Bros. Clothier to the King
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    A. Schwab
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    W.C. Handy Memphis Home and Museum
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Passenger657700
1 contribution
Great tour!
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Our tour guide was amazing, very well educated on the history of Beale Street and was very informative! Would highly recommend
Written 27 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

EV
5 contributions
Great walking tour!
Oct. 2021 • Friends
Our tour guide was very energetic & informative. We really enjoyed the tour, we learned so much about Memphis & Beale Street!
Written 21 October 2021
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Paul J
1 contribution
Beale Street Tour
Oct. 2021 • Solo
Great information about the history of Beale Street and Memphis history and how Beale Street was so influential in shaping music and creating a genre of music that is still influential today. Very informative and quite entertaining.
Written 8 October 2021
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Judy H
Lake Havasu City, AZ59 contributions
Upbeat
Aug. 2021 • Couples
Shannon was awesome! We learned a lot and loved her approach! Super hot day but engaging
Returned to many of the places we learned about
Written 13 August 2021
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Kathy
3 contributions
Great tour!
Jul. 2021 • Couples
Knowledgeable and experienced guide. Thanks for a great experience! Short distance but a lot of content on Beale Street history
Written 25 July 2021
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Michelle P
1 contribution
Informative Tour
Jul. 2021 • Couples
Very friendly folks and Jay was a fantastic guide. If it's a hot day, wear comfortable shoes, I could feel the heat of the pavement through my sandals, and bring a bottle of water.
Written 14 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travellin' Sue
5 contributions
Very enjoyable
Jun. 2021 • Solo
This was a great tour. Lots of interesting historical info about Memphis and Beale St. I took both the bus tour and the walking tour from this company. The walking tour was way better.
Written 1 July 2021
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Ralph W
Madison, AL107 contributions
A fun and informative hour
We took this tour on a Saturday. A great time to do it.

We met our guide, Michael, at the appointed time and place. He is a younger man. But he knew all about the area, it's history and personalities. He was especially able to relate Beale Street's influence on modern music and black heritage.

Making history fun.
Written 6 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Backbeat_Tours
Sounds like you had a great time with Michael! We certainly appreciate you taking the time to leave him such a nice review and we hope you will join us for another tour in the future!
Written 7 October 2020
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Dan C
1 contribution
Awesome Experience
Jul. 2020
Our guide,Michael,was very personal and very informative and since he grew up in Memphis and lived here his entire life he gave us some great history on the City and on Beale Street going back to the early 1800's.Since I am a disabled Marine Veteran he slowed down to my pace and we took several breaks under shade trees while he explained the different aspects of the unique parts of Memphis and Beale Street.We thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend it.
Written 14 July 2020
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Linda M
Rochester, MI2 contributions
Walk on Beale
Mar. 2020 • Friends
Our guide Sheree was very friendly and knowledgeable. Felt like a leisurely walk with an old friend. Got to understand the history of Beale street with some interesting personal perspectives. She was a good resource for questions. This walk helped us organize our Memphis Weekend.
Written 4 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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