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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.
Our African American Civil Rights Tour will take you to historic sites related to our Black Heritage and present-day places significant in the development of the African American community in Memphis. Please take a moment to review just some of the interesting places that you will see on this tour.
This tour is a narrated riding tour with picture stops. Click below to see African American Civil Rights Tour packages that include stopping to tour inside various attractions described below.
In 1968 an important labor dispute brought Dr. Martin Luther King to Memphis. A strike was raised by the City of Memphis Sanitation Workers that escalated into a full-fledged commitment to human dignity, economic equity, and segregation. On April 4, 1968, Dr. King was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel, now the National Civil Rights Museum. Your Sweet Magnolia tour guide will take you to the spot of the assassination for a presentation.
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.
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
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©.
Get a taste for Music City with the Nashville Student Performance package. Each group will have the opportunity to perform at the Grand Ole Opry, receive a tour of RCA Studio B, and explore the Country Music Hall of Fame. The perfect package for music students of all ages.
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.”
Explore one of Tennessee’s most beautiful cities with our Discover Chattanooga group travel tour. Visit the Tennessee Aquarium, enjoy a dinner show, and take a vintage train ride through the city. You can marvel at the natural beauty with a visit to Ruby Falls and lunch at Rock City.
Explore the richness of the Smokies! Sweet Magnolia Tours has assembled the ultimate group package to explore the sites, culture, and beauty of Pigeon Forge. You’ll be treated to everything from dinner shows to museums against the backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains.