About Beale Street
Memphis was both a gracious old Southern city and a rowdy river town and Beale Street was the main street of it all. Your guide will unfold the turbulent history and some of the characters who have made it one of the most unique and colorful places that it is today. There are plenty of historical tales to keep you entertained as you follow your guide to explore the most popular spots.
More Information on Beale Street
Let the Beale Street Walking Tour take you on a fascinating journey back in time and follow the street from its turbulent beginnings as it historically unfolds into one of “America’s Most Iconic Streets” by USA Today.
Follow your guide as he or she takes you around to popular spots on this main street of Memphis. Beale Street is steeped in colorful history. From the early days of sin and vice to its heyday as the center of the city’s vibrant African-American culture. You’ll explore the stories behind the legends of musicians, gangsters, politicians, crooks and heroes who helped make Beale Street one of the most unique and colorful places that it is today.
There are plenty of historical tales to keep you entertained as you follow your guide to explore the most popular spots. This tour is appropriate for all ages. Make your reservations and get your eTickets today for the Beale Street Walking Tour. Learn about the fascinating story of this culturally and historically rich city and why it is called the “Home of the Blues”.
Good To Know
- Narrated Walking Tour
- Learn how the Civil Rights Movement affected Beale Street and the culture of Memphis
- Walking distance is 0.5 miles
- Wheelchair accessible
- A. Schwab’s
- Handy Park
- Old Lansky’s
- Saloon Row
- “The Castle of Missing Men”
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