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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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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

My wife and I who lived though this time in our history were so moved and spent days after talking about all we saw. The museum was just renovated and they did a fabulous job. They lead you through a time line and a movie that was wonderful. Having lived through this period in American history you remember and feel... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

A really well thought out and well presented exposition of civil rights in USA. Will bring a tear to the eye of the toughest. Never mind Beale Street, this is a must see on your list to Memphis.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The National Civil Rights Museum is very impressive. The displays are very engaging and covers every aspect of the civil rights struggle. They preserved the balcony and room where Martin Luther King spent his last moments. The museum continues across the street where they preserved the boarding room across the street that the shooter allegedly fired from. They also lay... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The Civil Rights Museum is a must for visitors to Memphis. It has been recently remodeled and it is a powerful experience. I have been a few times with visitors to the city, and we have never been disappointed.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The visit to the National Civil Rights Museum was very fulfilling. It was powerful to see the actual room were Dr. King stayed before he was assasinated and to see where he was actual standing. The museum offered insight into many aspects of the Civil Rights movement that I had forgotten. The museum is within walking distance from Beale street... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This is a very well thought out museum. You start in a room with exhibits on slavery. From there you are ushered into a room where you watch a short film about the African-American experience. Then you start your Civil Rights journey through history. It is sobering, inspiring and empowering. The most moving part was seeing the room where Martin... More

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Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

It was a very powerful exhibition and a terrible time for African- American People in the USA. It is situated at the site of the motel where Martin Luther King Jr was shot.

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International Falls, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

You have to go here at least once. It is impressive and at the end of the tour, your heart will break yet you will feel so many powerful feelings. Highly recommend a visit.

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East Saint Louis, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Very heartfelt and thought provoking. Everyone should come and see this museum. I will definitely return with my children and grandchildren. Everyone needs to know this history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This was a must do on mine and my sister's list for our visit to Memphis and it did not disappoint. I cannot put into words how moving it is to stand where Martin Luther King Jnr was shot - and then to walk around a museum built in the motel itself is incredible. The museum is probably one of... More

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