We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
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
All reviews martin luther king james earl ray rosa parks boarding house mlk was shot mlk jr across the street fatal shot conspiracy theories jim crow freedom riders african americans assassination of dr moving experience civil rights museum american history slave trade
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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