Memphis Music Hall of Fame Tours
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Arguably America’s musical heart, a cultural melting pot that created the rhythm and blues sound, Memphis has a number of tourist attractions dedicated to the craft. Local favorites—some well-known, some more obscure—are celebrated in the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, a small upstairs Smithsonian-branded museum, which shares a building with the Hard Rock Café Memphis and a retail outlet of Memphis clothier Lansky Bros. The museum is the headquarters for an off-site annual induction ceremony that adds new note-worthy blues, soul, and rock musicians from the city to its ranks—among its honored acts Al Green, Justin Timberlake, Johnny Cash, David Porter, Elvis Presley, and B.B. King.
Visitors can read about the perfect storm that led to a burgeoning music scene in Memphis, and browse interactive displays offering information about inductees’ and their discographies. There’s also videos and large glass cases housing prized possessions including a playbill and guitar used by Johnny Cash; Isaac Hayes’ white, electric organ; Elvis Presley’s briefcase telephone; and one of Al Green’s green suits. There’s also a bevvy of outlandish, shiny and ostentatious costumes worn by inductees (including one ornamented with a stuffed snake), an Oscar from the movie Hustle and Flow, and ½ of Jerry Lee Lewis’ baby blue Cadillac protruding from a wall.
The Memphis Music Hall of Fame is located at 126 Beale Street in downtown Memphis, four blocks from the Mississippi River, and two blocks northwest of the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum. Several bus routes connect the museum to Central Station.
Exhibits are open daily from 10am to 7pm, and admission is $8 for adults, $6 for children. It’s possible to see the small museum in an hour. Bundled tickets with the similar and nearby Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum are also available. The museum has a small gift shop selling branded mugs, magnets, t-shirts and more, near its entrance.
Address: 126 Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Hours: Open daily from 10am-7pm
Admission: $8 for adults, $6 for children
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Recent Reviews from Experiences in Memphis
Although the exhibition is spread...
, Mar 2018
Although the exhibition is spread across only one floor, the quality of what is available is a must see for any music fan: from Elvis' clothes, BB King's guitar and Jerry Lee Lewis' car to a wall sized iPad exploring the history of the people and the music.
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Self-guided Tours & Rentals
Combine sightseeing and family-friendly fun in a way impossible to replicate independently on this Memphis Scavenger Hunt. Prebook for two to five people for a time that suits you, and enjoy a smartphone-guided walking tour that showcases Memphis’ historical sights, poses puzzles and challenges, and charts the city’s music legends and attractions. En route, enjoy time to relax and eat (own expense), and record your scores for the hunt leaderboard.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Memphis Music Hall of Fame hours of operation?
Memphis Music Hall of Fame hours of operation: Open daily from 10am-7pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Should I book Memphis Music Hall of Fame tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Memphis Music Hall of Fame can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 1 Memphis Music Hall of Fame tickets and tours on Viator.
How much does it cost to visit Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2020?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Memphis Music Hall of Fame costs USD 8.00. Guided Memphis Music Hall of Fame tours start around USD 8.00 per person. See all 1 Memphis Music Hall of Fame tickets and tours on Viator.
What's the best way to experience Memphis Music Hall of Fame?
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