Original Waterfront Cobblestones

Memphis is not the only city with cobblestones, but few U.S. cities have original waterfront cobblestones. That makes Memphis a primary destination to see and board a boat on an original cobblestone landing on the Mississippi River. Archaeologist Guy Weaver says of all the great 19th c. stone-paved wharfs, Memphis Landing is acknowledged as the best preserved.

Known affectionately as the Cobblestones, the Memphis Landing is situated along the Wolf River Harbor. The stone pavement stretches about 2,000 feet between Court Avenue and Beale Street and covers about 11 acres. First major paving project occurred 1859 -1869. Final phase occurred 1879-1881.