Tour Information

Memphis Caravan Tour

Residents and visitors looking for activities to do together that are safe, fun and insightful, come join us on the Memphis Caravan Tour! Follow our van in your own vehicle and hear the tour via Bluetooth and your smart device. This driving tour will give you an opportunity to experience Memphis in ways not often included in traditional tours. You will not only see sites connected to the struggles and triumphs of African Americans in Memphis, but you will hear the stories that will help connect the dots often not taught to us in school.

You will need the following:

  • Your own vehicle
  • Smart device – phone or tablet
  • Able to receive text messages
  • Bluetooth capability OR aux cable so you can hear the tour through the speakers in your vehicle
  • Download the Zoom App

What You Can Expect

Sites on the tour include:

Slave Haven: a site that documents the history of the Underground Railroad
Historic Mason Temple: where on April 3, 1968, the day before his assassination, Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous last speech; “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.”
The National Civil Rights Museum/Lorraine Motel: where they trace the history of the
Civil Rights Movement from its roots to the present. The site of the assassination of Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Beale Street: hear “the rest of the story” about one of America’s most iconic streets;
also known as “the Negro Main Street USA,” and was officially named the “Home of the
Blues” by an act of Congress in 1977.
There is so much more to Memphis than Downtown, and we are excited to show you
more of it!

We will visit other neighborhoods such as:
Pinch District
South Memphis
The Edge
Think it’s over?

Last and most certainly not least, your visit would not be complete without giving you the opportunity to see additional historic landmarks like:

The Mighty Mississippi River/Riverfront
The Pyramid/Bass Pro Shops
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
LeMoyne Owen: Memphis’ historically black college
Auction Square
Cotton Row
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Historic Clayborn Temple
I Am A Man Plaza
And so much more!

GPS Audio Driving Tour

Have you been looking for a tour that focuses on the culture and heritage of Memphis often not included in traditional tours?

This tour will take less than 1 (one) hour

On this GPS narrated audio tour you will hear stories, local tips and directions along the route. You will have all the benefits of a guided tour with the freedom to drive yourself.

There are 2 options to enjoy this experience

  • Option #1 Driving in your own vehicle
    • Download the app to your smart device
    • Start your tour @ TN Welcome Center @ 119 Riverside Dr., Memphis, TN 38103
    • You can begin when it is most convenient for you
    • This app is GPS aware
    • As you drive the sites will be described to you and you will also be given turn-by-turn instructions via your smart device
    • We recommend connecting your smart device to your car speakers via bluetooth for a better listening experience
    • You will need the following:
      • Your own vehicle
      • Smart device
      • Bluetooth capability OR aux cable so you can hear the tour through the speakers in your vehicle
  • Option #2 Not driving
    • Download the app to your smart device or computer
    • set the tour to “continuous play”
    • The tour will play continuously while pictures of the sites are shown on your smart device or computer.
    • You will need the following:
      • Smart device or a computer
      • a place to listen and enjoy the tour!

Gift Card

Your electronic gift card can be redeemed online at for purchasing tours offered.

Gift card sales are final and non-refundable.

There is no expiration date.

Once purchased, these electronic card will emailed directly to person(s) of your choosing.