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National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel

450 Mulberry St., Memphis, TN 38103 (Downtown)
+1 901-521-9699
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Ranked #3 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues
Activities: Leisure education, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

When in Memphis, I highly suggest visiting the National Civil Rights Museum. The exhibits are honest, thought provoking, and engaging. The museum is very thorough, and each chapter of the African American experience in US History is chronicled. I appreciated the mix of visual, audible, and interactive history. An very touching experience, and I think the museum does a great... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

As part of our Black History tour, my family reunion group drove past this location. But we did not have time to get out and look around.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you are in Memphis and you are a history buff you need to go to this museum. The amount of information is completely overwhelming. There is so much to learn and so much to see. I loved the exhibits and while there was a lot of reading there were enough visuals and videos to break it up. I would... More

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Just walking through the museum was an educational experience that will always be cherished. What a strange feeling when we saw the hotel room that MLK was staying in prior to his assassination! I recommend this attraction to the younger generation that is unaware of the struggles prior to integration.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Had to visit, Because history is currently repeating itself for the third or fourth time since 1877. Loved It, can't get enough.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This museum is one of the best I"be ever visited. The displays are all well thought out and fully bring home the struggles of the Civil Rights Movement and the everyday folk of the time. Whilst I knew a bit about Rosa Parks and MLK, the museum gave me a lot more knowledge and understanding of what they went through... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is a museum every American should visit! I love learning my history and this museum did an outstanding job laying out the facts of the civil rights movement. The museum is very well organized. It is recently renovated and the money was well spent. For only $15 you are able to tour three museums all in the same area.... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is truly one of the best Museums that I've ever been to! This is a must see for everyone! They say it can take up to 2Hrs., but for me it was so interesting it took a little longer. Trust me, it is worth the while!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

If you want to learn about civil rights or even just about Martin Luther King Jr, this is the place to go. If you stop to read everything and watch the films, you need to allot at least a half day to see the whole museum. I spent 2.5 hours in the main building itself and there were two more... More

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Bolingbrook, IL
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9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Going through the museum is liking walking through the history of Civil Rights. News broadcasts were showing what happened. You walked through life-size dioramas of the various events. It was a very moving experience.

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