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:
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
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 that is often not included in traditional tours?
Choose this GPS audio driving tour as your introduction to some of Memphis’ rich history.
You will have 2 options:
#1 If you are in Memphis drive the route in your own vehicle using GPS awareness
Listen to it #2 Not in Memphis or you don’t feel like driving?
On this GPS narrated audio driving 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 or listen at your leisure.
Either way, this tour is for you!
This tour will take less than 1 (one) hour.
Purchase of this option will allow you to receive a code to use within the application, you will be able to access the tour upon completion of your booking. Instructions on how to use the app will be included in your confirmation e-mail.
Your electronic gift card can be redeemed online at www.atopmemphis.com 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.