American Contract Bridge League (ACBL)Back to Home
Events Arrangements The City
Your Best Partner in Bridge

Tours

All Tour Reservations will close on Friday, February 24. Payments must be postmarked by February 24.

Other tour opportunities will be available at the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Hospitality Desk located at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.

Memphis claims to be the “Birthplace of Rock and Roll” and is also known as the “Home of the Blues.” The city has a wide array of things to do and see, but music is high on the list. The local committee for the NABC has arranged the following tours to give you a taste of Memphis.

These tours will sell out, so make reservations now. To do so or for more information, e-mail:

tourmphs2012nabc@bellsouth.net

The Graceland on Monday, March 19 and Sun Studio tours are sold out. Another Graceland tour has been added on Wednesday, March 21! See below for details. There is still availability for the Stax Museum and National Civil Rights Museum tours. All tours must be reserved and paid for in advance.

Make check or money order payable to Memphis 2012 NABC and indicate on the memo line the tour and number of tickets you are interested in. Mail to:

Carol Paterson
Special Events and Tours, Memphis NABC
2645 Country Glade Drive
Cordova, TN 38016

Monday, March 19 - SOLD OUT

Graceland

Graceland is the home of Elvis Presley, the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” An audio-guided tour lets you walk where Elvis walked. Follow his humble beginnings to his rise to super-stardom. See how he lived with family and friends. Enjoy video, photographs, stage costumes, personal items and more. A Blues City tour bus leaves from the Marriott at 8:45 a.m. and returns by noon. Price for transportation and admission is $32.



Tuesday, March 20 - SOLD OUT

Sun Studio

Sun Studio is where Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins recorded many of their hits. Also, B.B. King, Howlin’ Wolf and Ike Turner recorded there. Stand where Elvis recorded Hound Dog. See the priceless memorabilia. A Blues City tour bus leaves the Marriott at 9:30 a.m. and returns by noon. Price for transportation and admission is $20.



Wednesday, March 21

Graceland

Graceland is the home of Elvis Presley, the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” An audio-guided tour lets you walk where Elvis walked. Follow his humble beginnings to his rise to super-stardom. See how he lived with family and friends. Enjoy video, photographs, stage costumes, personal items and more. A Blues City tour bus leaves from the Marriott at 8:45 a.m. and returns by noon. Price for transportation and admission is $32.



Thursday, March 22

Stax Museum

American soul music combines elements of gospel music and rhythm and blues. Memphis is the home of many soul music singers who recorded with Stax Records and competed with the Detroit Motown sound. The Stax Museum showcases an amazing collection of memorabilia and displays. Celebrate the music of Stax recording artists Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Booker T. and the MGs, The Staple Singers, Sam and Dave, Ike and Tina Turner, Al Green, Johnnie Taylor, Rufus and Carla Thomas and others. A Blues City tour bus leaves the Marriott at 9:30 a.m. and returns by noon. Price for transportation and admission is $20.



Friday, March 23

National Civil Rights Museum

The National Civil Rights Museum is located at the former Lorraine Motel, the assassination site of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Follow key episodes of the American civil rights movement through the museum exhibitions. A docent (a trained guide) will accompany the group and answer questions. Tour group members will take a 10-minute trolley ride to the museum and meet the tour guide at 9:15 a.m. The trolley stop is a two-block walk from the Museum. Trolleys run every 10 minutes. Price for regular admission and a trolley pass is $16, but only $14 for seniors 55 or older.



Friday, March 16 – Saturday, March 24

ACBL Museum

ACBL Bridge Museum and Hall of Fame. Coaches will depart the Memphis Cook Convention Center (Front Street) at 8:30 am and depart the Museum and Hall of Fame at 11:00 am. Please e-mail us at museumtours@acbl.org to sign up and let us know which day you want to tour. The ACBL Museum is not only the premier collection of bridge-related artifacts in the world, it’s also an interactive showcase of the history of the game. From Vanderbilt to Culbertson to Goren to the modern era, bridge comes alive with photos, videos, art, instructional material and more.

The spectacular collection of national championship trophies must be seen to be believed. Touch-screen technology allows visitors to research the history and previous winners of each trophy.

The Bridge Hall of Fame display includes hundreds of photos of the top names in the game, and the biographies of each inductee are easily viewed with the touch of a digital button.

The Joan Schepps Collection of Trump Indicators is an homage to the early days of the game featuring 600 colorful pieces.

In addition to these highlights, visitors to the ACBL Museum will find dozens of others fascinating items.