Join this 45-minute small-group walking tour of Beale Street which is the home of Blues music and a major tourist attraction in Downtown Memphis. All the blues clubs and restaurants that line the streets played a significant role in the city's history. Take a journey through history where your guide allows you to absorb the sights and sounds of this famous street, while providing a historical overview of the area and famous sites such as A. Schwab's old-fashioned general store, the clothier - Old Lansky's, and Handy Park.
After meeting at the ticket stand at BB King Blues Club and meeting your guide at 11:45am, you'll begin a 45-minute guided tour of the famous Beale Street in downtown Memphis, which is known as one of Americas most Iconic streets. 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, and the struggle for civil rights, explore the stories behind the legends and the musicians, gangsters, crooks and heroes who helped make Beale Street the 'Home of the Blues.'
On this tour, get a great overview of this vibrant area and see sites which includes A. Schwab's old fashioned general store, soda fountain, and museum founded in 1876, Handy Park, where you can hear the sounds of Memphis, and Old Lansky's - a clothier that gained worldwide recognition for having been the choice shop'to buy clothes for music celebrities including, Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley. You will also experience Saloon Row and The Castle of missing men.
The tour will end around 12:30pm at BB King Blues Club.