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National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel

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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...more
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450 Mulberry St, Memphis, TN 38103-4214
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Reviewed yesterday

To stand near the spot of this tragic event was sobering, to visualize what happened that day 50 years ago, and to read about the struggles of that era. Displays tell how difficult the struggle was for many people. Quite a bit of walking but...More

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Reviewed yesterday

You can't go to Memphis without visiting the Museum. First we looked at the Lorraine Motel and the fateful balcony where MLK was assassinated. We then moved into the Museum which is housed on two different sides of the street. Prepare for information and emotional...More

Thank McGoo8
Reviewed yesterday

We honestly didn't expect the museum to be so good. Allow at least a couple of hours to get a good feel for the exhibits. You could easily spend several hours. It was a very moving experience for both my wife and myself.

Thank Russell J
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have visited many 'museums' throughout the world and this one is definitely in the top three. Difficult to sum up all that I learnt - historically, emotionally, educationally - however I wholeheartedly recommend a visit here

Thank GDL4152
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was born and raised in Memphis, TN and I remember walking past the Lorraine Hotel heading to visit family or hangout downtown. The National Civil Rights Museum is a must see if you're visiting Memphis.

Thank ndavis9027
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well done museum of events of the Civil Rights movement; moving exhibits about MKLJr Film clips are nostaligic if you lived through these events

Thank Melody M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Civil Rights Museum is very well done! It covers all the history from early slavery, movements, people involved, etc up to present time. It was amazing how much behind the scenes news that was edited out of general news! The Black people have had...More

Thank cookiegran
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are interested in the history and fight for civil rights this is an extraordinary place to visit. There is an enormous amount of information but keep moving around and find the section that interests you. Standing next to the balcony where Martin Luther...More

Thank hungryman47
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have an interest in this portion of history. On the day of our visit I found that to read the information was difficult as there were a lot of people congregating at the same narrow junctions and to absorb it without feeling that you...More

Thank Br0ssac
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a very informative tour. Opens ur eyes to the Love martin luther king was trying to do. And U get to go acroos the street and go in to see were the shot came from.

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25 September 2018|
Response from a1963corvette | Reviewed this property |
Yeah, not exactly the same experience. I think you can always go back and delete your posts, by signing in to your account.
19 July 2018|
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Response from DrArianaP | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! (Sorry I’m so late to respond)
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Response from RastaMermaid | Reviewed this property |
Their apart of the international museum group. I thought my membership with the one in DC got discount but I didn’t.