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.

The Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange

65 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
+1 901-531-7826
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Memphis Cotton Museum Admission and Audio Walking Tour
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
65 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
+1 901-531-7826
Write a Review
Reviews (201)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 187 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We could only spend a little over an hour here, but we got a good flavor for what helped build Memphis and the South along the Mississippi. We would call this a quality museum for people who have a special interest in the topic. Especially...More

Thank JohnD63487
Reviewed 1 week ago

For $20 you get to view a 10 minute video and look at cotton. This is a real tourist trap and rip off.

Thank Zaydewise
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cotton Museum is ne of those overlooked museums in Memphis. Well worth an hour or two of your time to see how the cotton industry was run & how it ruled the south prior to The Civil War. Many well done displays showing cottons...More

Thank Baja001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only is the museum boring, but the attendant at the front desk was sour and dismissive. Upon entering, we showed him the Groupon voucher we had purchased. The attendant made sure to tell us, with a deep heavy sigh, that he was annoyed by...More

Thank DanielleFabulosity
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here last week. Price was average for all the other places we went at $10 per person. It was interesting and well done history of cotton but no audio tour is available. Lots of artifacts, short film you can watch.

Thank marjabu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being from Lake Wobegon, I know nothing about cotton. This was a wonderful museum that not only explained about cotton but everything that cotton meant to the region. I learned a lot. It was a nice air conditioned break between our tours. If you are...More

Thank KESinMN21
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Had an interesting introductory lecture by a young man Ben before meandering through the static exhibits of the cotton museum in the old cotton exchange building. Really gives one a good understanding of how the cotton industry in the US worked then and now.

Thank James H
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The Cotton Museum is small but interesting. Gives the history of the cotton as an industry, not just about slaves.

Thank Shaymus
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

So listen, this tour is one hours... $10/person or $9 each if you check in on FB. But, touching 500 lb bags of stuffed cotton is quite amazing AND they have recordings of guys talking and trading stocks of cotton based on grade with waxed...More

Thank lakeMiGirl
Reviewed 24 August 2017

In the former Cotton Exchange building in downtown Memphis; you pay to enter and watch a short video about how the Exchange worked with the history of cotton and cotton farming. There are static exhibits dating from the old days of the exchange which are...More

Thank CheckMan
Nearby Restaurants
Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar - Memphis
1,836 reviews
.17 km away
Aldo's Pizza Pies
452 reviews
.14 km away
McEwen's On Monroe
516 reviews
.20 km away
240 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Peabody Ducks
2,198 reviews
.27 km away
Statue of Elvis
421 reviews
.39 km away
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art
217 reviews
.18 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines