Can you see the ducks at the Peabody without staying there?

Can you see the ducks at the Peabody without staying there?

No trip to Memphis would be complete without a visit to the Peabody Ducks. You do not have to be a guest of the hotel to see the ducks march. In fact, visitors are encouraged to come in each day and witness this fun spectacle.

Why is the Peabody famous?

The Peabody is probably best known around the world for a custom dating back to the 1930s. The General Manager of the time, Frank Schutt, had just returned from a weekend hunting trip in Arkansas. He and his friends found it amusing to leave their live decoy ducks in the hotel fountain.

How much does it cost to stay at the Peabody?


Provider Nightly total
Trip.com $64
Trip.com $95

Where do the Ducks Live at the Peabody Hotel?

The Peabody ducks live in their Royal Duck Palace on the hotel’s rooftop. The $200,000 house is made of marble and glass and features a duck fountain. The palace is a replica of the hotel where the ducks can nest. It comes complete with a grassy front yard. The current Duckmaster is Historian Jimmy Ogle.

Who was the Duckmaster at the Peabody Hotel?

Pembroke had once worked as a circus animal trainer and soon taught the ducks to march. He was made the official Peabody Duckmaster and kept that title until he retired in 1991. Rumor has it that turtles and baby alligators each briefly graced the fountain in the 1920s but its the ducks that have endured.

Is the Peabody Duck March open to the public?

Reserve the Ducky Day Family Package to experience this very special tradition at The Peabody Memphis. To manage crowds and adhere to social distancing best practices, the Duck March is open only to hotel guests at this time.

When did the Peabody Ducks of Orlando Open?

Since opening its doors on November 1, 1986, The Peabody Orlando has continued, in unbroken sequence, the traditional March of The Peabody Ducks which began at its sister property, The Peabody Memphis, many, many years ago.