Sidewalk Walking Tours - May 11


Memphis in May presents a series of 90-minute walking tours with Shelby County Historian Jimmy Ogle on the sidewalks, alleys, parks and plazas of Downtown Memphis that covers all aspects of historical events and places, tall buildings and limitless facts throughout Downtown. All tours are open to the public, free and handicapped accessible.  If you need more information or have questions about the walking tour, please contact Jimmy Ogle at info [at] jimmyOgle [dot] com or 901-604-5002.

Saturday, May 11

1:00 p.m. The Great Union Avenue Manhole Cover & History Tour

From Riverside Drive to the Peabody Hotel, sites along the way the historic Mississippi River, cobblestone wharf, Promenade, Cotton Row, November 6th 1934 Street, WDIA, Charlie Vergos Rendezvous Alley, AutoZone Park, and inside peek of Lansky Brothers Clothing Store and the Peabody Lobby.  Meet at the Cotton Museum, Union & Front.

3:00 p.m. Beale Street & Memphis Heritage Trail

Assemble where “Broadway Meets Beale” at the Orpheum Theatre (Main & Beale) for a walk “with your ten feet off of  Beale” past Elvis Presley Plaza, B.B. King’s, Handy Park, Withers Collection, W.C. Handy House, Robert Church Park, and back on the Memphis Heritage Trail to Clayborn Temple, I AM A MAN Plaza, FedEx Forum, the intersection of King & King(!), Dr. MLK, Jr. Reflection Park, Hotel Chisca and Bobby “Blue” Bland Plaza.

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