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Mississippi Delta Day Trip from Memphis

Mississippi Delta Day Trip from Memphis - Memphis, Tennessee

Duration: 12 hours
Location: Memphis, Tennessee

From USD
$240.00

The Mississippi Delta is known as the "Birthplace of the Blues".  Experience the ultimate blues trip.  More famous blues musicians came from this area than any other region or state combined.  You will be provided a private car & driver departing from your hotel in Memphis on a 12 hour day tour.  Depart Memphis and drive down legendary Highway 61.  First stop is in Clarksdale where you will tour the Delta Blues Museum and stop at the Crossroads (Hwy 61 & Hwy 49) where Robert Johnson is said to have sold his soul to the devil.  Next tour the new Grammy Museum Mississippi in Cleveland.  Next stop at Delta State University and see the 60 life masks of famous blues musicians.  Next stop at Dockery Farms, where BB King stated "you might say it all started right here".  Finally, tour the BB King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center.

7:30 am leave Memphis and drive down legendary Highway 61. Out of these fields came the original blues singers who performed in local honky tonks and juke joints ... More info ›

The Mississippi Delta is known as the "Birthplace of the Blues".  Experience the ultimate blues trip.  More famous blues musicians came from this area than any other region or state combined.  You will be provided a private car & driver departing from your hotel in Memphis on a 12 hour day tour.  Depart Memphis and drive down legendary Highway 61.  First stop is in Clarksdale where you will tour the Delta Blues Museum and stop at the Crossroads (Hwy 61 & Hwy 49) where Robert Johnson is said to have sold his soul to the devil.  Next tour the new Grammy Museum Mississippi in Cleveland.  Next stop at Delta State University and see the 60 life masks of famous blues musicians.  Next stop at Dockery Farms, where BB King stated "you might say it all started right here".  Finally, tour the BB King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center.

7:30 am leave Memphis and drive down legendary Highway 61. Out of these fields came the original blues singers who performed in local honky tonks and juke joints. Highway 61 takes you through the heart of the Mississippi River Delta, which is the world’s richest farmland.  Our first stop will be in Clarksdale.  From the 30’s on through the 50’s Clarksdale was a major blues town. John Lee Hooker, Ike Turner, Little Junior Parker and Sam Cooke were born here.

9:00 am – 10:30 am you will get the opportunity of touring the Delta Blues Museum, which is dedicated to creating a welcoming place where visitors find meaning, value, and perspective by exploring the history and heritage of the unique American musical art form of the blues.  The intersection of Hwy 61 & Hwy 49 is a famous location for blues music fans.  This is where the most famous bluesman of all time, Robert Johnson, is said to have sold his soul to the devil.

11:15 am – 12:10 pm lunch (on own) 

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm tour the new Grammy Museum Mississippi is dedicated to exploring the past, present and future of music, and the cultural context from which it emerges, while casting a focused spotlight on the deep musical roots of Mississippi. The Museum features a dynamic combination of public events, educational programming, engaging multimedia presentations, and interactive permanent and traveling exhibits, including a Mississippi-centric display that introduces visitors to the impact of Mississippi’s songwriters, producers and musicians on the traditional and modern music landscape.

1:45 pm – 2:15 pm tour drive across the street to Delta State University to see almost 60 life masks of bluesmen, each cast directly from the face of the living person.  Included in this remarkable exhibit are the images of Bo Diddley, Bobby Rush, Charlie Musselwhite, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Pinetop Perkins, Robert Lockwood, Little Milton, Bobby Blue Bland, Koko Taylor, and a host of others.

2:20 pm – 2:45 pm stop at Dockery Farms. “…You might say it all started right here.” – B.B. King.  Dockery Farms was established in 1895 to produce cotton, America’s biggest export at the time. African Americans who worked at Dockery, including blues pioneer Charley Patton, created a culture that inspired the music we know as the blues.

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm tour B.B. King’s hometown of Indianola, where you will tour the new B.B. King Museum & Delta Interpretive Center, which is where visitors find meaning, value, and perspective by exploring the history and heritage of the unique American musical art form of the blues.  It also tells the story of B.B. King’s life from a kid without anything but the dream in his heart and a destiny that would take him around the world.  Against all odds the kid became the King of the Blues.

7:30 pm return to Memphis.

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Day Trip to Elvis Presley's Childhood Home with Lunch

Day Trip to Elvis Presley's Childhood Home with Lunch - Memphis, Tennessee
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Duration: 8 hours
Location: Memphis, Tennessee

From USD
$99.00

While Elvis Presley became the biggest name in music history and achieved worldwide fame and fortune, his roots in the Northeast Mississippi city of Tupelo were humble. Guests will experience the rural setting of Elvis' upbringing and see where it all began in the two-room house where the King of Rock ‘n' Roll was born on January 8, 1935, the church he attended in his youth, and see artifacts from his modest beginnings ... More info ›

While Elvis Presley became the biggest name in music history and achieved worldwide fame and fortune, his roots in the Northeast Mississippi city of Tupelo were humble. Guests will experience the rural setting of Elvis' upbringing and see where it all began in the two-room house where the King of Rock ‘n' Roll was born on January 8, 1935, the church he attended in his youth, and see artifacts from his modest beginnings. Sit back and relax on a luxury motorcoach for this narrated 8-hour excursion departing every Friday from The Guest House at Graceland in Memphis to Tupelo, Mississippi.

Designated as an historic landmark by the State of Mississippi, Elvis’ Birthplace, a house built by his father for $180, draws visitors from all over the world and is part of the 15-acre Elvis Presley Park. In addition to the Birthplace, you’ll also tour the Elvis Presley Museum, Elvis’ Childhood Church, the “Walk of Life” Trail tracing Elvis’ career and personal life and see the “Elvis at 13” Statue, the Elvis Story Wall and Fountain of Life, representing the 13 years that Elvis lived in Tupelo before moving to Memphis with his family. 

Stop by the Tupelo Hardware Company, where Elvis’ mother purchased his first guitar and put music in the hands of the boy who grew to become a musical legend. Additional sites on this tour include significant landmarks such as The Tupelo Fairgrounds, the Elvis Homecoming Statue and schools that Elvis attended. A boxed lunch is provided as part of this tour, including a sandwich or salad and bottled water, potato chips and a cookie.

Guarantee your spot on this guided 8-hour journey through Elvis' birthplace by booking today.

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Graceland's Elvis Presley Mississippi Delta Blues Tour

Graceland's Elvis Presley Mississippi Delta Blues Tour - Memphis, United States

Duration: 9 hours
Location: Memphis, United States

From USD
$119.00

Rock ‘n’ roll has its roots in the music of the Mississippi Delta and Blues and R&B artists such as B.B. King, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, and Ike Turner ... More info ›

Rock ‘n’ roll has its roots in the music of the Mississippi Delta and Blues and R&B artists such as B.B. King, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, and Ike Turner. The Graceland Excursions Mississippi Delta Blues Tour will trace the influences that inspired the creation of rock ‘n’ roll music. Expert tour guides will narrate this day-long musical adventure that explores the deep roots of blues culture and history – and allows you to discover the delicious foods of the Mississippi Delta.
Enjoy this 9-hour guided excursion from Graceland in Memphis to the Mississippi Delta with provided on-board entertainment as you travel by luxury motorcoach to each musical landmark and museum. Notable stops along the tour include Gateway to the Blues Museum, Delta Blues Museum, GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi, Southern Sounds at Dockery Farms, and Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale for lunch on your own. 

Trace
Elvis Presley’s musical roots, including the influences that inspired Elvis and other artists to begin mixing blues, country, gospel and R&B to create an entirely new sound – dubbed rock ‘n’ roll – which was brought to life in Memphis over 60 years ago.
The Graceland Excursions Mississippi Delta Blues Tour will take you on a musical journey during this 9-hour guided excursion from Graceland in Memphis to the Mississippi Delta. Learn the remarkable story of how the blues were born and the role Tunica and the Delta played in building the genre’s legacy with a stop at the
Gateway to the Blues Museum. Then, explore the history and heritage of the unique American musical art form at the
Delta Blues Museum, where one of the largest pieces of the collection is the actual cabin where legendary blues artist Muddy Waters once lived. You will have the opportunity to lunch on your own at
Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Next, we'll take you on a stop to the 
GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi, dedicated to exploring the past, present and future of music, and the cultural context from which it emerges while casting a focused spotlight on the deep musical roots of Mississippi. Finally, conclude your tour with
Southern Sounds at Dockery Farms
. This historic site is where musicians invented the blues genre around the turn of the 20th century. It’s a mecca to blues enthusiasts and the home to Charley Patton, the "Father of the Blues." 
Trace the influences that inspired the creation of rock 'n' roll with The Graceland Mississippi Delta Blues Tour, guarantee your seat on this popular day trip from Graceland in Memphis by booking ahead today.

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