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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

You will need many hours to fully go through this incredible museum. There is an invaluable timeline of history that unfortunately you cannot photograph as having the ability to spend time with this exhibit would be very meaningful, however, moving on to the exhibits,will fill...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the museum on the 50th anniversary year of the death of Dr Martin Luther King. The museum is brilliantly put together and clearly explains the history and heritage of civil rights before, during and after the life of MLK. Some of the exhibits...More

Thank carolinelaw1972
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well done, interesting, but emotionally disturbing. Young people should visit to better understand our country's history. Too bad a lot of the racism explained persists to this day😭.

Thank laedanville
Reviewed 1 week ago

Plan to spend quite a while here if you visit. Martin Luther King was shot in this motel and it has been saved and turned into a museum with very informative exhibits, artefacts and videos. It is extremely moving and thought provoking.

Thank DanielleW1721
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was just an amazing day. A lot to take in and lots of feelings discovered. Very surreal being at the place where Dr. King was murdered.

Thank Gregory S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you have Elvis overload, a visit to the National Civil Rights Museum is a must. If you are American you probably have a good sense of the struggle of African American people. Most Europeans are however more removed from this history. This museum gives...More

Thank Helene R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had been told to visit the Lorraine Motel National Civil Rights Museum (NCRM)by a friend. I had intended to visit it on our stay In Memphis any way. I wasn’t ready for the emotional journey that my visit invoked. I will be honest, I...More

2  Thank Rick O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see for all travelers. It was such an emotional and moving exhibit. A true timeline of history that is sadly not taught in school enough. Very relevant to the world today. Might be difficult for small children as there is a...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Would recommend going early as possible. Purchase tickets ahead of time. Very informative tour, plan on at least 4 hours to complete

Thank JoeyAtlantaGeorgia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very interesting museum. Full of pictures, artifacts, and videos. Very informative and well worth the time.

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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.