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National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel

450 Mulberry St., Memphis, TN 38103 (Downtown)
901-521-9699
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Ranked #7 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues
Activities: Leisure education, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: This Museum IS PARTIALLY OPEN DURING RENOVATIONSMuseum focuses on the Civil Rights Movement in America through private collections, exhibitions,... more » Owner description: This Museum IS PARTIALLY OPEN DURING RENOVATIONSMuseum focuses on the Civil Rights Movement in America through private collections, exhibitions, research and educational programs. While the Lorraine Motel exhibits are currently closed for renovation until first quarter 2014, the museum experience now includes the civil rights movement timeline, the Legacy exhibits in the boarding house, the Freedom's Sisters exhibit, and a special tour of the Lorraine Motel balcony where Dr. King last stood in 1968. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

If I could go every week I would because I know that there is some exhibit I didn't get to spend enough time on! Loved it!

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Findlay, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Just recently re-opened after major renovations. The presentations, movies and exhibits are unbelievable. It was a gut-retching experience to stand in the very area where Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated. I stood in awe and solemness reviewing and learning about the progression of this very sad time in our country's history. The exhibits are so well done and very... More

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Akron,Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This museum is packed full of information from the beginning of slavery to the assassination of Dr. King. This tour takes at least three hours to see and read everything.It is very well presented.I wish the parking options were better.I paid a meter that has a two hour maximum and had to leave the museum to reload the meter.Included in... More

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Glad it's there to remind us of the price paid for the basic of human rights. Very moving & informative. Adequate parking & one of the best BBQ Joints right next door. Was surprised to see the building across the street where the shots were fired is also part of the museum. Nothing to dislike that I can think of.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The upgrades were excellent. I have here several times and the interactive changes made this trip feel like my first visit. Love it!!!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The National CIvil Rights Museum has reopened to the public after a year of renovation - lots of additions and realia, more videos and explanation that give a different perspective to the events leading up to that fateful day when Dr King was assassinated. Also, visitors have access to audio kiosks in the area in front of the Lorraine Motel,... More

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Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I was so Thanful to get a chance to visit this location. It was a Precious moment for me and my hubby and our young son to see.

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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

In the Lorraine Motel, as a child of the 60's I was delighted to share this with high school students.

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Northwest Corner, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

My advice is to set aside a half day for this experience--and to go during the middle of the week when school is in session, not because I dislike kids, but because there is simply so much to linger over and to savor that you need all the time you can get and as slow a pace as possible. Hubbub... More

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Memphis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is an experience that everyone should see black, white, young or old. We all need to be reminded of the cruel and unfair treatment that Black's received in this country we call American the Land of the Free and the many heroes both black and white that fought to change the injustice. The renovation to the museum was well... More

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