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Doug W.

Lakeland, TN, United States

Hi, I'm Doug! The reason you should come along with me on a private Memphis Familiarization Tour is that through all the aspects of my life and my career, Memphis has been the core of my passion, wherever life has taken me.

Its music, its triumphs and its low points have affected my spirit and my life.

I have spent 20 years in Hotel Management and several years on the Memphis Convention & Visitors Board, but in recent years, I have enjoyed the position of Hotel Historian and I am one of the two "Duckmasters" at the Peabody Hotel, the South's Grand Hotel as well as a Narrator on the Island Queen Riverboat. I have been fortunate to have met or known notables ranging from the Father of the Franchised Hotel to the man who discovered and recorded Elvis to the Queen of Beale Street and we'll talk about them.

Just by working in the Hospitality Industry in the Memphis area, I've enjoyed the priveledge of meeting and talking to Robert Plant, David Bryan of Bon Jovi, Yanni, Dionne Warwick, the Zombies and the Doobie Brothers among others. Memphis is a very special place to all these people and I'm motivated to show you why.

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A Recent Review of this guide

Doug was very flexible on a rainy day in Memphis. He has a great deal of information and great stories about the various entertainers over the years. As a "Duckmaster" we got a special tour of the Peabody Hotel and the duck parade.
Gerald Knapp

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Education: BBA w/ History concentration, U of M
General Manager certifications: Marriott, Hilton and Holiday Inn.
Memphis History certification, Memphis College of Art.
Instructor, Hospitality Mgmt., Southwest TN College.
Currently Hotel Historian/Duckmaster, Peabody Hotel, Memphis.
Finalist for 2016 Historic Hotels Of America Historian of The Year Award

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Heros And Legends Of The Mississippi

A visual excursion of the river from atop Beale St. Landing; NEW!:,...

250 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

2 hours 30 min.

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Memphis Blues and RocknRoll roots tour

The Quuentsential, Comprehensive Private Memphis Music History Tour

320 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

5 hours

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Memphis Riding And Walking Tour


The Quentsential Memphis Music Tour.

240 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours 30 min.

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Memphis Music and More


Music and Innovators Overview

350 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

6 hours

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Echoes Of Elvis Tour


Footsteps Of The King

200 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours 30 min.

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