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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 4 weeks ago

Standing in front of the hotel where Martin Luther King Jr. was assinated was very moving. They provide short videos explaining what happened. Don't miss this.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This extensive museum movingly presents the difficult and violently contested history of civil rights in the U.S. It is very hard to witness, but it is a first step towards the truth that we must recognize if we are ever going to escape the destructive...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elaine S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum was so full of the history of the Civil Rights movement. The Lorraine Hotel, where Martin Luther King was killed, is actually a part of the museum. The burned bus carrying the Freedom riders was part of the exhibits. There is so very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wanda K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The National Civil Rights Museum is powerful, educational and a must visit in Memphis. We scheduled an hour for this museum and stayed for more than three. Excellent interactive and thoughtful displays take you through a chronological journey of the civil rights movement. You'll by...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Debbie N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spend a good few hours here and take in as much as you can. There is a lot to see and learn. Do not rush through.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Curiosity755934
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Intense experience. We spent over three hours there and could have stayed longer, but we were exhausted and overwhelmed.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rufus04
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to visit and full of history. You also are able to see the book depository where Kings shooting happened. Everything is the same as if it was untouched.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my third visit here and it’s still the best museum I’ve been to. It was such a dark time in our history. The exhibits are well spread out, the visuals brought me to tears when you see what happened in our hist. They...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The artifacts and displays can be a bit disturbing for youngsters however they are an important part of history that we don’t want to repeat. It’s important to go and take it all in with an open heart. Very well done!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank abby m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an incredible depiction of civil rights history in our country. So sad and moving. You travel through out the halls following along through history. The museum is built around the Lorraine motel where you can walk into Martin Luther kings motel room. Across the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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.