Extension: Cultural Discoveries in Memphis

Extend your Southern discoveries as you dive into the unique story of Memphis, from its blues and rock ’n’ roll heritage to its role in Civil Rights history.
Program No. 23805RJ
3 days
Starts at

At a Glance

See (and hear!) the incredible cultural legacy of Memphis, Tennessee firsthand with two days exploration. Following your riverboat voyage along the Mississippi, discover the many sides of this remarkable city as you learn about its world-famous musical heritage with museum and studio visits, visit some of the epicenters of civil rights history and more.

Program Extension

To take this extension, enroll in this main program first.

Southern Grandeur: A Private Voyage on the Mississippi

Come aboard a luxurious paddlewheeler for a classic voyage along the Mississippi, sailing to small river towns, Civil War battlefields and cultural hubs from New Orleans to Memphis.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Walking a few city blocks, getting on and off a motor coach and standing in museums.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn the story of Memphis blues and delve into the lives of legends from the “Father of the Blues” W. C. Handy to “The King” Elvis Presley during a visit to Sun Studio.
  • Enjoy a dinner at the Kings Palace Café on Beale Street, complete with live Blues and Memphis Music during our meal.
  • Visit the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel to trace events of the movement and Dr. King's assassination.
Suggested Reading List
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