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W.C. Handy Memphis Home and Museum

Closed today: Closed
Open today: Closed
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Interesting Location

Only a true jazz junky would seek out W. C. Handy's home at the end of Beale Street next to the... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2018
Paul K
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Hales Corners, Wisconsin
Worth the stop

One would assume this would be a tour where you walk in, see his house, hear a bit about him and... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2016
Lisa T
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Edgerton
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Sep 18, 2018
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Apr 16, 2018
“Interesting Location”
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This tiny shack was once home to "the father of the blues," W.C. Handy.
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352 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3106
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+1 901-522-1556
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

Prior to going to the W C Handy home/museum, we called to make certain they were open. We were told they would be open until 5pm. We told them that we would be there in 45 minutes. When we arrived, the door was locked. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Only a true jazz junky would seek out W. C. Handy's home at the end of Beale Street next to the police station. A nice moment in history placed in a location that is accessible.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Paul K
Reviewed October 29, 2016

One would assume this would be a tour where you walk in, see his house, hear a bit about him and walk out. I was pleasantly surprised to get a history of Beale Street along with learning about W.C. Handy.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Lisa T
Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Lovely afternoon downtown so we thought we would checkout the house. Hours posted indicate it should be open, but the house was locked up with nobody to be found. We called the number posted and it just rang. Very disappointing.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed July 31, 2016

The home had been moved here from its original location and we almost walked right past it rounding the corner onto Beale Street. It is tucked back in a parking area near the corner of 4th & Beale.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank raybyerley
Reviewed June 24, 2016

W.C. Handy, the Father of the Blues, lived with his wife and 5 children in this tiny house during his time in Memphis. We were the only ones there that rainy morning, so our informative young docent had plenty of time to fill us in...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Nancy W
Reviewed March 21, 2016

This small home features the history of the man who made BLUES what it is today. Very educational and fun if you enjoy the BLUES.

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank ArkansasMinister
Reviewed August 19, 2015

Visited several times. If you like the blues; It is a must see. Also, it is on Beale street which is always a "Blast"

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank JHR1023
Reviewed July 11, 2015

Small obscure place at end of Beale streets. Adds to the history of Beale Street and the WC Handy Park nearby

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

We found this cute little house at the end of Beale Street right by the Police Station. We took pics of the outside but were unable to go inside. It was closed when we were there on a Friday afternoon. It was raining, so my...More

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Response from LoveFunTravels | Reviewed this property |
Appears to be $6 - providing you can get someone to show up. House has a history of displaying hours they don't honor.
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