History & Culture

Memphis has all the culture and metropolitan sophistication of a big city but always with a warm and welcoming feel.

From celebrating a heritage rich in blues, soul and rock 'n' roll to championing civil rights, Memphis is a place where you can respect the past, embrace the present, and create the future. 

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Elvis Presley and his home, Graceland. Photo by EPE.
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Withers Collection Museum & Gallery. Photo Credit: Justin Fox Burks
Withers Collection Museum Gallery is located on Beale Street in Downtown Memphis. Photo by Justin Fox Burks.
Brandon Marshall Shows You Inspiration in Memphis
Being Original... is a common theme among so many Memphians, let Brandon show you how he creates his original works of art and how you can come to Memphis and be inspired.
Bike Arch in Overton Park. Photo Credit: Justin Fox Burks
Grab your bike and cruise the paths and trails in Overton Park. Photo by Justin Fox Burks.
Paddlewheel of the American Queen Riverboat. Photo by Andrea Zucker.
American Dream Safari: Photo Credit: Andrea Zucker
American Dream Safari - '55 Caddy. Photo by Andrea Zucker.
The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. Photo by Brand USA
Twilight Sky Terrace at the Madison Hotel. Photo Credit: Justin Fox Burks
Beautiful views atop the Madison Hotel at the Twilight Sky Terrace. Photo by Justin Fox Burks
Great music at the Memphis Music and Southern Heritage Festival. Photo by Craig Thompson
The Orpheum Theatre and trolley. Photo Credit: Phillip Parker
See a Broadway show at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis. Photo by Phillip Parker.
Levitt Shell: Commercial Appeal
Light Festival at Levitt Shell
Peabody Duck March. Photo Credit: The Peabody Memphis
See the ducks march in the famous Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN. Photo courtesy of the Peabody Memphis.
Ballet Memphis performs at The Orpheum Theatre. Photo by Andrea Zucker.
Memphis Symphony Orchestra - Andrea Zucker.
Memphis Symphony Orchestra performs at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. Photo by Andrea Zucker.
Buffalo at Shelby Farms Park. Photo Credit: Justin Fox Burks
Have you heard that Shelby Farms Park has a herd of buffalo? Check them out. Photo by Justin Fox Burks.
Memphis Riverboat on the Mississippi. Photo Credit: Memphis Riverboats, Inc.
Memphis Riverboat on the Mississippi River