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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
+1 901-521-9699
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Inexpensive. Good presentations. I would recommend this as a must do when in Memphis. Very informative

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a lot of information to review at this important piece of history. I learned a lot here, but this tour is a heavy dose of reality.

Thank jerrysR9678QB
Reviewed 1 week ago

The highlight - where I really got the most goosebumps - was outside, staring at the exact spot of the motel where MLK was assassinated. That's free, and available to anyone. The paid part of the museum involved a lot of pictures and artifacts, and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very detailed and moving history of the civil rights movement from slavery to present day. Learned so much

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I can remember when Dr. King was shot and visiting the site where it happened was powerful. It has remained unchanged and they have created a National Civil Rights Museum at The Lorraine Motel, which I very fitting. I experienced a mixture of emotions, but...More

Thank Susan J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another person & place that forged US history that all peoples of the world should visit. As in Pearl Harbor, Ground Zero Twin Towers, JFK museum, quiet and solemn .

Thank Baseball167
Reviewed 1 week ago

I liked this museum better than the one in Atlanta. It is located in the hotel where MLK was murdered. His room is marked my a crown of flowers and some historici cars are parked underneath. It covers the battles for equality since the deportation...More

Thank Vale23
Reviewed 1 week ago

Contained at the actual hotel where Martin Luther King Jr was shot, this museum contains a history of blacks, from being kidnapped from Africa and sold in America into slavery to the Civil Rights Movement in the 60's. It is the most depressing Museum I...More

1  Thank Calliope1014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing museum that should be included in any trip to Memphis. Really thought provoking and shocking to know that these atrocious acts happened in (almost) my lifetime. Needs to be heard about to learn for future generations.

1  Thank 66Lindilou
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coming from the U.K. we did not know how relevant this museum would be. It is set in and around the motel where MLK was assassinated and the amount of information, including a timeline of his life, was huge. The actual motel rooms had been...More

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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.
Lauren W
19 July 2018|
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Response from Ariana P | 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.