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National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel

450 Mulberry St, Memphis, TN 38103-4214
+1 901-521-9699
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At the place of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'S death in 1968 in Memphis, TN, the National Civil Rights Museum is a renowned educational and cultural institution. The Museum chronicles the American Civil Rights Movement with compelling presentations of iconic exhibits, oral histories of lesser-known civil rights foot soldiers, and visceral, in-the-moment experiences. Visitors will learn through emotionally charged, multi-user, multi-touch interactives, and a visually engaging, contemporary exhibit design that guides you through five centuries of history. Bring the whole family.
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450 Mulberry St, Memphis, TN 38103-4214
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My kids and I were in town for Elvis Week and made sure to make time to go to the civil rights museum as we were so sad we couldn't make it on our last trip to Memphis. All I can say is WOW!!! We...More

Thank momofzzs
Reviewed yesterday

The museum portion was well done and a fitting tribute to MLK's legacy. Walking through the portion of the building that encompassed his motel room was chilling. There is also a building across the way included in admission that could be easily overlooked that was...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was Memphis, Tennessee for my bi-annual family reunion. Went to visit the national civil rights museum. It was an awesome experience. I would suggest to anyone thats have not experienced this it worth the investment.

Thank Loretta F
Reviewed yesterday

We came to Memphis for Elvis week so I wasn't really too sure what else there was here until we found the Civil Rights museum which incorporates the Lorraine Hotel where Dr Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated. Very interesting exhibition about the history of...More

Thank karenandsteven
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I highly recommend this museum to everyone, but definitely those high school age and up. It is well laid out and highly informative without losing your attention or giving too much detail. Also go to the place across the street when you finish the main...More

Thank Hannah W
Reviewed yesterday

It has been updated with fresh painted colors, more indian history, more cardboard statues, and audio presentations. I would like to to see some wax figures of martin and his wife. The whole family if possible.

Thank Vivia R
Reviewed yesterday

OK, so I read the poor reviews to find out why people didn't like this museum and I guess some of it makes sense. There is a lot of reading and it's not a museum in the traditional sense however, in terms of a summary...More

Thank Em B
Reviewed yesterday

The museum is very well laid out and very interactive, you become a part of some of the history as you travel through a very dark time in the South and other places. You learn that, yes there were prominent persons that are mentioned in...More

Thank Taxpract
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must in Memphis. We had 3 hours there and only saw half of the museum. The way the whole history of slavery and the fight for civil rights was explained was exceptional and very moving. Many are first hand stories, making you...More

Thank Pamela T
Reviewed 2 days ago

I loved this museum, but it takes a very long time to get through the exhibits because there is a lot to read. I didn't mind, but my 8 year old lost interest after the first our. Plan to stay at least 3 hours to...More

Thank MsLovelyb
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Response from Susan H | Reviewed this property |
Probably but I would get a here early.
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Response from PeoriaMom | Reviewed this property |
It is part of Civil Rights Museum.