One hundred historic sites. Countless inspiring stories.

Built on a bluff, and always on the precipice. That’s Memphis — teetering between
north and south, east and west, rich and poor, black and white. This town of tensions
tells a tale unlike any other. If you like mesmerizing architecture, societal collision,
restless ghosts, meteoric rises and tragic declines, you’ll love Original Memphis.

SEE the magnificent
mansions of wealthy
cotton speculators and
river barons.
FEEL the personal pain
of slavery, war, and five
devastating yellow fever
HEAR the remarkable
stories of life, love, work,
and play in the 19th-
century south.


The James Lee House Bed and Breakfast

James Lee House

"The James Lee House is an exclusive property, offering five-star amenities and services without the crowds and impersonal service of larger establishments. The extraordinary craftsmanship of this historic home caters to travelers with the most discriminating tastes."

$1 Memphis Farmhouse Gets A Makeover You Have To See To Believe - The Huffington Post


Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum
Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum c.1870

Mallory-Neely House
Mallory-Neely House c.1852
st mary's
St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral c.1857