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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can read a lot of the History, you can feel the stillness as it is sort of now a memorial of a painful time that is now a symbol of peace.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank grapeeape
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were surprised by the size of the museum and the depth of history it offered. We have been following the civil rights trail from the south but this museum was the outstanding one. The stories of the struggle are well documented through visual and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank deborahbC3444RB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss this museum. A self guided tour through civil rights from slavery to today's issues, this museum has it all. Located at the Lorraine Motel where MLK was assassinated, this museum offers a much larger picture of our society's ills.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ronesq
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went in thinking this place would just be about Dr. King's assassination because its the site where it happened but there is so much more. It really starts from the very beginning and even talks about slavery in Africa. You learn a lot about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Miss_Ivy_92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is extremely well done. As a sociologist, I appreciated the context that they provided to the civil rights movement and the events that lead up to it. The museum is on site at the Lorraine Motel. It moves you through a series of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gidgetglam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of interesting material, but they are very much in need of a professional museum person to redo the very poorly executed exhibits

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tillamookjoe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thought it was a novelty thing to see the place where Dr. King was assassinated - but it was so much more. A whole timeline of the African - American struggle - from slavery to Emancipation to Jim Crow to Montgomery / Selma to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Oliver J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place! Make sure you start early, because there is a lot of information to absorb. I was there 2 hours, and need to go back for more. The exhibits are real and detailed. Please take the time and take your kids and make...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank amandasS1867JS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town for the Liberty Bowl and decided to come here too. Very well done museum tracing the history of the civil rights movement all the way back to the 1600’s. Really makes you reflect on man’s inhumanity to man. We both enjoyed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CherylM345
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very sad historical site but so important to history. Much bigger than it appears from the outside so be prepared to take a bit of time here.

Date of experience: December 2018
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14 December 2018|
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Response from redrebecca2015 | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure they are only valid for one day. You can buy tickets on the spot. There wasn't a line to purchase tickets, so it was pretty easy.
25 September 2018|
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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)