W.C. Handy Home Museum


352 Beale St.
Memphis TN 38103

William Christopher Handy was known as the "Father of the Blues" When he moved to Memphis in 1909 from Alabama, after touring through Mississippi, he settled in a two-room shotgun house on Jeanette Place in South Memphis. In the mid-1980s, the home was moved to Beale Street in downtown Memphis, Tennessee and restored where it serves as an interpretive center operated by Heritage Tours.

  • Facility Amenities
    • Guided Tours Available
  • General Information
    • Accessible
    • Family-Friendly
  • Neighborhoods
    • Downtown

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