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Upon arrival in Holly Springs, you will have a sense that you have been transported back to a more genteel world where homes were built to reflect the elegance of the southern lifestyle. Your first stop is at the historicÂ First Presbyterian Church. This was the first religious organization to be formally established in Marshall County. The present structure, the fourth to be built by this congregation, was built in 1860. This church is a magnificent monument to the skill of Mississippi slave craftsmen as it was built largely by slave labor.
Your next stop will be at the (4) acre estate of Walter Place Mansion, Cottages and Gardens. Walter Place built in 1859 with its distinctive combination of Greek columns and crenelated medieval towers was a temporary home to the family ofÂ Ulysses S. GrantÂ when the Union forces occupied this region. A guided tour of the mansion, two guest cottages and gardens of this magnificent estate is included with your Holly Springs tour.
Following your tour of Walter Place, you will stop for a deliciousÂ Southern Style Buffet lunch at Annie’s. If we are lucky, Miss Annie will not be too busy to sing a few songs for us! Before returning to Memphis a special stop will be made at theÂ Marshall County Historical Museum.
Dive into creativity with the Art Lover’s Paradise package from Sweet Magnolia Tours. Chattanooga offers a variety of artistic inspiration, and on this tour, you will get to experience the best. From guided tours to trips to the art museum your creative juices will start flowing!
Discover Nashville before it was Music City. Our Athens of the South package includes historical tours rich in Southern history. From guided tours of grand estates to lively entertainment, this package has it all.
- Beale Street Blues Tour 3hrs
- Rock n Roll Tour 3hrs
- Soul Music Tour 3hrs
In the quest to identify the roots of American music, all roads led to Memphis, as stated by to the Smithsonian Museum. The Music of Elvis and Graceland, BB King and the Blues, the Gospel of Al Green, Isaac Hays, Otis Redding, and the sounds of soul … Memphis, the epicenter of the Blues, Rock ‘n Roll, Gospel and Soul … this is where it all began.
Each one of our “Rhythms of Memphis” tours begin with a music related sightseeing tour, a visit to the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and one other music attraction. All tours end on Beale Street, making it convenient to add an optional Sweet Magnolia lunch and/or dinner package at B. B. King’s Blues Club, Alfred’s on Beale, Kings’ Palace, Pig on Beale or the Blues City CafĂ©.
For the history buff! Chattanooga’s legacy during the civil war will be explored throughout this travel tour. The package includes the Battles of Chattanooga, a walk through Point Park, and a Civil War-themed dinner show and so much more!
Follow the footsteps of the King from “rags to riches” starting with Elvis’ early life in Memphis as a teenager atÂ Lauderdale Courts, to his sky rocking career after recording his first record at Sun Studio.
- Elvis from Rags to Riches Tour
- Graceland Platinum Tour & Sun Studio Tour
- The highlight of this one-of-a-kind adventure will be at Lauderdale Courts, where you will visit Elvis’ apartment, which has been carefully restored to replicate the original furnishings and Decor.
Group rates available
Feel the magic of Christmas in Chattanooga with the Enchanted Christmas in the Scenic City package. From Christmas caroling to visits with Santa, this tour has everything to remind you that the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year.
Discover the natural beauty of Chattanooga with The Mountains are Alive tour. Designed for Fall exploration, you’ll take a cruise on a riverboat, explore Lookout Mountain, and participate in Ruby Falls Lantern Tour and many more. Itâ€™s a true celebration of Fall foliage.
Memphis, the Gateway to the Old South, is one of the most beautiful cities in the Southern United States. Filled with Southern charm, beautifully restored mansions, sculptured tree-lined parkways, on a setting high on the Fourth Chickasaw Bluff, this river city boasts of glowing sunsets over the Mississippi, the world’s finest BBQ restaurants, and the “Red, Hot and Blue” sounds of the Beale St. Historic Entertainment Distinct. Come with us on this inclusive tour to explore the city that is called, “The City of Good Abode.”
Leap into an exciting vacation with the Outdoor Adventure in the Scenic City package in Chattanooga. For anyone who loves to relax while staying active, this package includes cave tours, ghost tours, and adventure courses and more while exploring this beautiful city.
Learn more about the Trail of Tears with this unique travel package from Sweet Magnolia Tours. Once the heart of the Cherokee Nation, the areaâ€™s history is full of compelling stories of human spirit and sacrifice. Come explore the many fascinating Cherokee sites in the region.