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National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel

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Address: 450 Mulberry St., Memphis, TN 38103
Phone Number: +1 901-521-9699
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education, City walk sightseeing
Description: At the place of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'S death in 1968 in Memphis...
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 of iconic exhibits, oral histories of lesser-known civil rights foot soldiers, and visceral, in-the-moment experiences. Visitors will learn through emotionally charged, multi-user, multi-touch interactives, and a visually engaging, contemporary exhibit design that guides you through five centuries of history. Bring the whole family.
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This is a very well laid out museum which is highly informative and moving. It is very humbling to see the story of the fight for equal rights, and to see where MLK met his very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a very well laid out museum which is highly informative and moving. It is very humbling to see the story of the fight for equal rights, and to see where MLK met his very untimely death. I reaĺly enjoyed this visit and found it quite inspirational.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Wow. I have to say that this museum is so much more than I expected going into it. The best tip I can give potential visitors is to allow yourself enough time. Though it doesn't look very big, it took my boyfriend & I about 3-4 hours to get through. There's a lot to take in and it's very educational.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This was a very well done museum showing some embarrassing times in our nation's past. They have done a great job at documenting and making it all accessible for us to learn about. It was very special to be able to see where MLK jr spent his last moments. This is certainly worth the visit, however it is crowded so... More 

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beaumont,tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

this was an interesting tour if you are into historic tours...informative for young ones still in school

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alberta
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

An absolute must see! Such an eye opening and emotional journey throughout history. There is so much to watch and read and listen to, and you just don't want to miss anything. Inspiring!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a great tribute to MLK. From the tragic capture of African Americans into slavery to the ongoing fight for freedom, this museum takes you on a journey into a dark past to the struggles of equality for all black men and women. We have not come far enough

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hu10 6as
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is a must place to visit. The Lorraine Motel is exactly how it was on the day & the boarding house bath room opposite. The museum opposite is very informative. We would have liked to have stayed longer but didn't have the time.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Don't know where to begin. This was an emotional yet awesome experience. Starting with the exhibit on the beginning of slavery an ending with the displays on the investigations following Dr. King's murder, the museum provides an experience that totally consumes the interest.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I arrived almost before closing time, so I had to rush through many of the exhibits. Make sure you appropriate about two hours for the entire museum. I can't say I really enjoyed reading and learning a lot of what is there, because really, it isn't enjoyable. But it's necessary for all to visit. After making your way through all... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Highly recommended, this place is great and full of history. The staff are great and its very easy to access in downtown Memphis. I loved this place and recommend that you visit this place

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Address: Address: 450 Mulberry St., Memphis, TN 38103
Phone Number: +1 901-521-9699
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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