Antebellum Home and Plantation Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

541145


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. I would not recommend this tour for children as a child that is interested in Greek Revival architecture is, how do I say this...strange!
Mature teenagers interested in history will enjoy this trip.

Friendly: No.
Activity level is minimal but you will exit and enter the car a few times.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

A trip back into the times of Moonlight and Magnolias


This tour will take us to some of the most stunning examples of Federal and Greek Revival architecture that is synonymous with the Old South. We will travel through Shelby and Fayette Counties to have close up views of many grand estates that were built in the mid 1800's by families of means. Our trip will take us through several small towns in the immediate vicinity of Memphis and you will experience first hand that charm and beauty of the rural South. Do not be surprised if we are invited to have a glass of iced tea on the veranda!

Itinerary

Our itinerary will consist of a continuous driving tour of pre Civil War homes, churches and courthouses within a 50 mile radius from Memphis. We will be traveling down tree lined highways and through small towns that remained largely unchanged for many many years. We will stop for lunch at an old general store or maybe a Mennonite bakery. Be prepared for an afternoon of calm leisure and lowered blood pressure!

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 6 hours

Transportation

You will be driven in a Mercedes sedan with a maximum of 3 passengers. If your group is larger that 3, please message me with details as that could impact the cost.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: Besides my full and personal attention, the cost of transportation is included in the tour cost. In addition, I provide all my clients with complimentary water, soft drinks and light snacks. During warmer months I will also have cool towels for your comfort.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 USD - USD required only for lunch.

What’s Extra

  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Restrictions

My vehicle is not wheelchair accessible.

A Recent Review of this tour

We spent two days with John and had the best time. John is a seasoned, entertaining guide and even a better person. He kindly customized this tour for our special needs. We highly recommend the Antebellum tour - the homes are impressive and the stories are classic and fun. Consider John's Shiloh tour for even more insight into that era. For Memphis' hidden gems tour, make sure John shows you the Crystal Grotto and Ornamental Metal Museum. Thanks, John!
Drew M.

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    Tour Price

    300 USD PER TOUR(for up to 3 people) (duration: 6 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    541145


    Categories

    Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Youth and Family

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. I would not recommend this tour for children as a child that is interested in Greek Revival architecture is, how do I say this...strange!
    Mature teenagers interested in history will enjoy this trip.

    Friendly: No.
    Activity level is minimal but you will exit and enter the car a few times.

    Maximum travelers: 3

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent)

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