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Haunted Memphis Walking Ghost Tour

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Take a spooky stroll through Memphis during this guided ghost walking tour. Experience the darker side of downtown, and hear tales of the city's haunted heritage as told by a professional storyteller. Explore Earnestine and Hazel's, a former brothel that is well known as one of the most haunted buildings in Memphis, as well as the Orpheum Theatre and the John Alexander Austin House.
  • Ghost walking tour of Memphis
  • Hear chilling tales of the city's haunted heritage by a storyteller guide
  • A guided tour of Alexander and Hazel's, said to be home to several spirits, is included
  • See top city attractions including the Orpheum Theatre
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Guided Walking Tour
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Hotel pickup and drop off
Alfred's On Beale , 197 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Orpheum Theatre , 203 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA

The tour ends at the Orpheum Theater, two blocks from the starting point.

This Memphis ghost walking tour begins on Beale Street, one of the most iconic streets in America. Beyond this 2-mile stretch of blues clubs and restaurants, however, lies a darker history of vice, voodoo, phantoms, ghosts and lost souls. Hear the tales of an eerie past while visiting some of Memphis' oldest sites.

Follow the expert storyteller guide through the town to discover Memphis in a completely different way than the regular tours—in search of its haunted places where a lesser-known history is uncovered. 

See the Orpheum Theatre, one of the few remaining movie palaces of the 1920s and home of a ghost named Mary, who has haunted performances here since 1921; the John Alexander Austin House, a Victorian-era mansion said to be haunted by two lovers; the Gayoso House apartment building; and the location of Memphis' haunted piano.

Finally, receive a tour of the notorious Ernestine and Hazel's, well known as one of the most haunted buildings in Memphis. Take a look around this former brothel turned bar, which is home to several ghosts—and a haunted jukebox.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
The Orpheum Theatre
Memphis' most famous ghost, 12 year-old Mary
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Earnestine & Hazel's
One of the creepiest and most haunted places anywhere!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gayoso Avenue
History of yellow fever in Memphis and the haunting of Annie Cook's Mansion House
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gayoso House at Peabody Place
One of the city's more recent hauntings
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
John Alexander Austin House
A beautiful - but haunted - love story
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Green Beetle
A haunted gangster's hideout
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Puck Food Hall
Voodoo and hoodoo in Memphis
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
South Main Sushi
Memphis' famous haunted piano
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Within a few blocks there are four different parking garages, and several open-air parking lots. The closest garage to our location (just two blocks away) is at 149 Peabody Place between Second Street and BB King Blvd., next to the Hampton Inn. You can try your luck with on-street metered parking, too, on Second Street just south of Beale; on Beale between Front and Second; or along Peabody Place from Front to Fourth Street.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Backbeat Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Haunted Memphis Walking Ghost Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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What is the social distancing policy during Haunted Memphis Walking Ghost Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Haunted Memphis Walking Ghost Tour.

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  • "Beware it is a lot of walking but frequent tests make it enjoyable." See review
  • "This tour is two+ full hours of walking at a crisp pace, great for step warriors!" See review

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star-5
Good ghost stories
STACY_B
, Jul 2022
The guide was enthusiastic about the ghost stories and it was a respectful group. Very enjoyable and it was nice to walk around town in the dark.
star-5
Great evening adventure
Pat_K
, Jun 2022
David was our guide. Great stories with lots of historical background. Have your comfortable shoes. Enjoyed the evening.
star-5
Gotta do it!
Catrin_W
, Jun 2022
Really enjoyed this tour, it combined a bit of Memphis history, key not to miss spots and fun ghost history! Dana was awesome and super fun!
star-4
History
Rachel_L
, Jun 2022
Lots of history learned on the tour, learned a lot about the city and history surrounding the buildings.
star-5
Great experience
Megan_C
, Jun 2022
So cool! Talia was our tour guide and she did a great job! Super sweet person, definitely recommend.
star-3
Good Memphis History
Karen_M
, Jun 2022
Wish there was a list of sites we saw to match with photos I took. Alot of Memphis history was provided.
star-3
Walking, walking, and more walking.
Jennifer_B
, Jun 2022
The walking is difficult if you're above 25 years of age. The entire tour takes about two hours or more and includes WALKING. Over all, we weren't disappointed but would have loved to have a shorter walking distance in exchange for being able to enter a few of these places.
star-5
Guide was friendly and...
Sherrie_R
, Jun 2022
Guide was friendly and informative. Answered all questions and then some. Story of graveyard and Memphis expansion. Ghost Red was our most memorable, with the feelings that went along with her games.
star-5
Kate is Great!
Ron_B
, Jun 2022
The Tour Guide- Kate- was amazing.....extremely knowledgeable. This was the best tour I've ever experienced.
star-5
Rained out in Memphis
Denise_E
, Jun 2022
We didn’t get to finish the tour as it started to rain really hard. Our guide, Jay, was super! She even accompanied us on the trolley for a ways back to our hotel. What we did get to hear about was very interesting.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great time
Dawn_K
, Jun 2022
The story telling about the red hair ghost at Ernestine's and Hazel's. Going in to see the pictures of the celebs
star-1
Disappointing ghost tour
Todd_R
, Jun 2022
The tour started 15 min late and then it was a 15 min walk to the first point of interest. The guide talked less about ghosts and paranormal stuff than just telling us how much he loves Memphis. I’ve taken other tours through Viator which I enjoyed a lot. This ghost tour was awful, not worth our time and money.
star-5
Must-do spooky fun!
Melissa_M
, Jun 2022
This was a fun and fascinating tour and a great way to see some amazing parts of downtown Memphis and hear about its varied history. Our guide Kate was so knowledgeable, and we could tell that the city and the stories are special to her. We did the 8:30 pm tour and it was extra fun in the dark. 10/10!
star-4
Liked the stories of the...
Timothy_R
, Jun 2022
Liked the stories of the Orpheum. The visit to the haunted bar was very cool too. Our guide was fairly new but showed enthusiasm with her stories.
star-5
Stephanie was a fantastic...
Bethany_B
, Jun 2022
Stephanie was a fantastic guide. Very knowledgeable. I would recommend this to anyone traveling to Memphis!
star-5
Would Recommend
Stephenie_D
, May 2022
Great tour! Got a lot of interesting Memphis history as well as stories of the ghosts who still live here. Our guide was very knowledgeable! Favorite story was about the Green Beatle Bar.
star-5
It was pretty good
Marzzerine_C
, May 2022
It was a nice walk around Memphis learning about some of the history,ghost stories and where you can find good food and drinks
star-3
comments regarding customer service
Ron_O
, May 2022
I BOOKED A second tour{HISTORICAL WALKING TOUR } in 2 days I would like to know why I was charged more for this tour than the walking ghost tour on Tuesday night I also had received an e-email after i purchased the first your that if I purchased a c=second tour I would receive a 15% discount on a second In addition I had to make 4 different calls to reserve the second tour as the personnel at the Beals street meeting point said they could not book my reservation on Tuesday night prior to the start of the ghost tour i was given a number to call wbut when I called I was told that I needed to call a different number .When I called that number I was told I would be connected to the general office which when the line connected stated they were closed. As such called the second number back and had to force the person to make the reservation for the next morning but was charged more for the second tour than the first one not very good customer service and not very ethical
star-3
Not worth the time or money…
LAURIE_F
, May 2022
While our guide Jay was enthusiastic and did a wonderful job explaining all the ‘haunts’, your website said, “Explore” Earnestine and Hazel’s …as well as the Orpheum Theatre,etc, giving the impression that we would be ENTERING the buildings and not just standing in front of them. Your explanation about ‘what’s included ‘ on your website should make this clear it is very deceiving. What a disappointment.
star-5
Birthday trip for hubs.
Christina_I
, May 2022
My husband and I came to Memphis for a night for his birthday. This was the only thing we booked before making the trip and I’m glad we did. Kate, our guide, was amazing and took the time to stop and show us historical stuff along the tour as well as the ghost stories. I highly recommend! Be sure you have comfy shoes though. It’s a good walk.

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