Program Date: May 19 - 24, 2013
Memphis — home of the blues, birthplace of rock ’n’ roll — beckons you to experience its panorama of history, heritage and culture and discover what makes it special from the local experts who really know the city’s soul. Trace the transformation of the Old South into the New from King Cotton to the National Civil Rights Museum. Experience Memphis’s outstanding museums, beautiful parks and botanical gardens and the distinctive architecture of its churches and old mansions. Take field trips to iconic places like Beale Street, Graceland and Sun Studios and hear the music that reflects Memphis.
• 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.
• Study the mighty Mississippi River’s environmental influence at Mud Island River Park.
• Enjoy some good eatin’ at Memphis institutions like Paulette’s Restaurant
Walking up to 3-4 city blocks. City trolley available but is a 2 block walk from hotel.