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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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Spent a lot longer at this exhibition than expected. Was totally capitivated with the way the exhibits were portrayed and had a real emotional response to the stories told which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Spent a lot longer at this exhibition than expected. Was totally capitivated with the way the exhibits were portrayed and had a real emotional response to the stories told which stayed with me for days afterwards.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

the experience was Great for the family. My children were able to better understand the Civil Rights Movement.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My mother was able to attend our family reunion in Memphis this year and this was a highlight of our trip. We could feel the moment building from the parking lot, and walking up to the Lorraine Motel just sent chills down our arms. Once inside, we walked around in awe at the relics and information provided. My mother's memories... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A lot of history happened in this city for it to be singled out to the NCRM. It is in a bad part of town, traffic is horrible, and you will learn more for more knowledgeable staff in D.C. or the Internet. To the staff they just don't care and they are there just for the check. You're better off... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I recommend the visit of this museum. This is very informative and moving, especially to see the room and the circumstances where Dr King was assassinated. Lots of information and lived details available on the ongoing fight for civil rights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Everyone in my family felt the emotional impact of this well-run museum. So much pain & struggle is reflected in its exhibits. A must see during your time in Memphis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Lorraine Hotel is nicely preserved & the interactive displays outside are a nice touch. The area is a somber memorial to the murder of MLK, Jr., but the displays allow the observer to travel back to that point in time to glimpse the relevant issues & tensions experienced in April 1968.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The best history lesson for my family and it's not just about Dr. Martin Luther King.You must go visit it was a wonderful experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

An important stop in Memphis to bring Dr. Kings legacy to life and to remember the inroads that the civil rights movement has made so far. Bring your children.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We were in Memphis for a few days and took our boys (ages 6 and 9) to the museum. We wanted them to see where Martin Luther King Jr died. Both of them had spent time learning about MLK in school so they got more out of it than I expected. They enjoyed the interactive exhibits.

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Additional Information about National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel

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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