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Stax Museum of American Soul Music

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
Stax Museum of American Soul Music Admission
from US$13.00*
Stax Museum of American Soul Music Admission
from US$13.00*
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The Stax Museum of American Soul Music, is a 17,000 square-foot museum offering interactive exhibits, videos, vintage musical instruments used to create the Stax sound, stage costumes, photographs, records, and approximately 3,000 other items of...more
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926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38106-3338
+1 901-261-6338
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Intriguing that this was a renowned studio, that was virtually unheard of. Gratefully it has been restored and it was very interesting that some of the black artists I grew up listening to, got their start right here.

Thank H3187IArichardn
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What an enjoyable visit !! The short introductory film is well done and sets the stage for what’s to come . The exhibits are well organized and so interesting . Learned lots of new things about some of my favorite artists . Would definitely recommend...More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 2 days ago

There was a lot of reading to do. Less exhibits than Sun Studio, but still well worth a visit. As with our visit to Sun Studio, just to know that music legends such as Aretha Franklin got started there...very neat.

Thank jerrysR9678QB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I grew up listening to Isaac Hayes, Sam and Dave and a number of other soul singers. The short video is well worth seeing before entering the museum to view all the artifacts. I believe the highlight is Isaac Hayes’ Cadillac. Of course there is...More

1  Thank jgbtravels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The trip to Memphis that I recently took with my daughter included the STAX museum of Soul music and I was facinated from the time we walked in until we left. There was a lady from my area that gave a very informative talk to...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 1 week ago

After enduring Graceland Stax Museum was a true delight. An informative movie sets the rhythm. Then you enter a gospel church lovingly presented. This is followed by a well curated exhibition of music and musicians. We were there for two hours but I would happily...More

Thank XiengMieng
Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't even have to be a music fan to totally enjoy it.....Wow......I don't think I'm articulate enough to express how impressed I was with this Museum!....Beautifully laid out, and the amount of exhibits is mind-boggling!........The 20 minute film to begin the tour is worth...More

1  Thank Michael D
Reviewed 1 week ago

History can always been heard in music and this place holds those memories. Loved it and plan to revisit in the future!

Thank sammygirl1511
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolute must do for me on this trip. So, so worth it and a must see for genuine soul fans. Better than i could have hoped for (i actually got a little bit emotional during my visit) as a 60 year old male this was...More

Thank SaintMartin56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you loved soul music from the 60's its a pilgrimage like Graceland. Small but wonderful museum, put together with lots of love, Great artifacts and displays with detailed historical explanations. Esp loved the room where an entire church was restored. So cool to see...More

Thank salilee
tfloyds, Public Relations Manager at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

THANKS SO MUCH for the great review, salilee! So happy you enjoyed the museum. Please come back and see us any time!

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Response from Kevin R | Reviewed this property |
I walked in and was 2nd in line to buy a ticket.
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