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VW Dealership Serving Memphis, TN

Volkswagen Dealership Serving Memphis, TN


The staff at Gossett Volkswagen Germantown is proud to serve its hometown of Memphis, TN! Memphis is famous for a lot of reasons; Blues, BBQ, and Elvis, while probably the most famous, are just the tip of the iceberg. Keep reading to learn about some of our favorite aspects of Memphis, including the city’s history, attractions and culture.

In 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state to join the Union. Memphis was officially incorporated in 1826 after Andrew Jackson and two entrepreneurs saw economic potential in it. It was named Memphis, meaning “place of good abode.”​ 

The Civil War was brutal, and the Battle of Memphis took place between Confederate gunboats and Union Naval forces. The Confederate flag was eventually taken down and replaced with a US flag, leading to the Memphis we know today. Following the war, Memphis continued to grow, fought through the Yellow Fever epidemic, and became the birthplace of the NAACP in 1917, founded by Robert Church, Jr.

Blues, country, and rock & roll have always rocked the streets of Memphis. Sam Phillips’ Sun Studio recorded famous artists like Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, and of course, Elvis Presley. Even today, Memphis continues to be a great music city, with artists, monuments and museums celebrating the music of both yesterday and today.

The history is rich, but there’s plenty of new history left. If you call Memphis home or if you’re just visiting, you’ll want to check out these places:

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  • Beale Street:​ Beale Street has everything you want: shopping, entertainment, drinks, and food. Famous businessman Robert Church, Jr. brought Beale Street to life in the late 1800’s and it’s grown since then. Beale street is world famous as a beacon for great music, BBQ and other entertainment.
  • National Civil Rights Museum:​ With an extensive history of the civil rights movement, this museum is moving and educational. It’s at the old Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King Jr. was tragically assassinated.
  • Graceland:​ It’s a must-see for anyone who likes Elvis – or music in general. You get to go inside his mansion and get to hear about his career from stories shared by his family.
  • Memphis Zoo:​ Recognized as one of the best in the country, the Memphis Zoo has a lot to offer. There are land and sea animals, and every animal is well-cared for. You can even feed a giraffe and pet a sting ray!


Memphis is a great place to visit and live! If you’re shopping for a new car in the Memphis area, be sure to stop by Gossett VW Germantown in southern Memphis! Our dealership offers a wide range of new VW cars like the Jetta, Passat, Tiguan and Beetle, as well as used cars in many makes and models. We hope to see you soon!

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