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Beale Street

Beale Street

Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee, 38103

The Basics

Music lovers—as well as those just looking for a fun night out in downtown Memphis—will not want to pass up an opportunity to visit the "Home of the Blues." Nearly every sightseeing tour in Memphis makes a stop on this iconic stretch of road, and those who really want to dig into the history can take a walking tour of the street to learn about its musical haunts and legendary performers. After a day spent exploring Memphis, Beale Street sets the scene for a lively, music-fueled night on the town to eat, drink, and dance in the footsteps of legendary greats such as BB King, Louis Armstrong, and WC Handy.

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Beale Street Guided Walking Tour
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Beale Street Guided Walking Tour
$16.46 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Charming walking tour
Wonderful way to explore Savannah learning the history while strolling through this beautiful city. The guide I believe his name was Pete was very informative and loves sharing the history with us.
Regina_R, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Memphis

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Best tour guide!!!
Diane_B, Apr 2022
Beale Street Guided Walking Tour
Shannon is the best tour guide we’ve ever had. She was so upbeat and very very knowledgeable. We enjoyed our tour very much
star-5
Worth it!
julie_m, Mar 2022
Beale Street Guided Walking Tour
Shannon our tour guide was really great. I have lived in the greater Memphis area for 10 years and have visited Beale Street a few times over the years, and on this tourI learned so much that I never knew. Be a tourist in your hometown, and do it with these guided tours.
star-5
Great guide and great city
Robert_T, Apr 2022
Beale Street Private Tour with entrance to Sun Studio
Mike our guide called an audible because of the rain and we had a great time with his modifications. Enjoyed the tour of Mempho
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Our tour guide, RJ, was...
Roseann_M, Apr 2022
Memphis Musical Scene: Private Tour of Beale Street's Hidden Gems
Our tour guide, RJ, was fantastic. He knew a lot of interesting things to share, was willing to skip around based on what looked interesting, and was genuinely interested in showing us the best possible time. He did a fantastic job and we would love to join him on a tour again!
star-5
Learn a lot in a flash!
Natalie_D, Apr 2022
Beale Street Guided Walking Tour
The tour guide was very knowledgeable. I learned a lot from her. She did an amazing job. There is so much history in Memphis I knew nothing about! This was awesome!
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Highly recommended
Jacqueline_H, Mar 2022
Memphis Musical Scene: Private Tour of Beale Street's Hidden Gems
Grahame was excellent so informative, very easy to chat too, really good fun and made the tour a very memorable experience
star-5
Downtown Memphis & Beale Street
Patricia_I, Nov 2021
Beale Street Private Tour with entrance to Sun Studio
It was raining & it was Thanksgiving so the streets were empty! Could still pick up the great vibe though
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A Short Way to Learn History of Memphis
Marzenna_J, Dec 2021
Beale Street Guided Walking Tour
The history of Memphis as illustrated by the history of Beale Street. The guide was knowledgeable and eager to share his knowledge with the guests.
star-5
Beale St tour was fun and interesting.
Keith_C, Mar 2022
Beale Street Guided Walking Tour
The Beale St history was told in a fun and entertaining way. Tour guide was great and took a lot of pride in her city.
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Beale Street tour
Karen_M, Dec 2021
Memphis Musical Scene: Private Tour of Beale Street's Hidden Gems
R.J. Was very knowledgeable about Beale St., walked over to the Mississippi saw the city lights and we enjoy dinner at City Cafe which we had ribs very good.
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Great little tour
Kalanikae_H, Jan 2022
Beale Street Guided Walking Tour
Great little tour of both sides of the street. Great history. I took about 100 pictures of the old buildings.
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Great tour guide
John_H, Jan 2022
Beale Street Guided Walking Tour
Katy was an awesome and knowledgeable guide. She showed historical sites and explained their relevance.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Beale Street is a must-see for music lovers and night owls.

  • Don’t forget to bring a valid ID if you want to enter bars and clubs.

  • Some bars on Beale Street with live music charge a small cover fee.

  • Expect shoulder-to-shoulder crowds at night, especially on weekends.

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How to Get to Beale Street

The most convenient way to reach Beale Street is by road, and there are several parking garages within walking distance. Several Memphis hotels offer free shuttle services to the district, and it’s also accessible via the Main Street Trolley or on a tour that includes roundtrip transport to and from area hotels.

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When to Get There

The best time to visit Beale Street depends on what you want out of the experience. By day, the entertainment district has few crowds and is more kid-friendly, ideal for visiting the specialty shops and restaurants. Those expecting Beale Street's legendary party atmosphere should wait until the sun goes down and the neon lights go on. As a top hot spot in one of America’s most musically rich cities, Beale Street features live music and jam sessions pretty much every night of the week. Unlike in the rest of Memphis, some bars here stay open until 5am. Expect the biggest crowds during the Beale Street Music Festival in May.

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The Best Places to Hear Beale Street Blues

All sorts of styles of musical acts take to the stages of Beale Street. To feast your ears on authentic blues played by great musicians, head to establishments such as BB King's Blues Club, Rum Boogie Cafe, Mr. Handy's Blues Hall, or Handy Park, where a local rag-tag band sometimes plays in the afternoons.

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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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