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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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Take a whole day - it's worth it.

This is a truly excellent museum, incredibly well executed. There is a wealth of information - almost too much. Each section is well documented and takes you through the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Bo'ness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This is a truly excellent museum, incredibly well executed. There is a wealth of information - almost too much. Each section is well documented and takes you through the different phases involved in the Civil Rights movement. Each exhibit is different & engages you in a new way. We made a mistake and came in the afternoon after we had... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I wish we had spent more time inside the museum. We spent a lot of time outside walking and looking. When we got inside we immediately wished we had allowed for more time to visit the exhibits.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

'This is, of course, the former hotel where Dr Martin Luther King was assassinated and it just feels so strange and sad to stand in front of this place and look over at the place from which the fatal shot emanated. Check it out, we, all of us, owe it to his memory.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The National Civil Rights Museum is exceptionally well done! You move through the events chronologically and can feel the emotions grow as you move through each historical happening feeling as if you too are engulfed in those events. The staff also offers insightful commentary.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This attraction is built at the exact location of MLK's assassination. Self guided. Extremely well produced. Ticket also includes building across the street where James Earl Ray fired the shot. And a lot of circumstantial coincidences which add credence to a possible conspiracy.

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I am one of these people that wander through museums looking at every item and reading every label, this museum has defeated me. It is very well laid out in a clear logical order but the wealth of information available in a range of media is overwhelming. You could spend all day here and not see everything. The motel rooms... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

My mother and I took two young children to this museum while in Memphis. We were both very impressed. After a 12 minute film, you are free to walk around and go at your own pace. FYI- if you have small children that you don't think will sit through the short film - let an attendant know and they will... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The Civil Rights museum is walkable from downtown. I took a tour and highly recommend you do the same. It's very informative. The museum covers our nation's history of slavery and moves on to Civil Rights to near present day. It's a moving, thought provoking place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is where the Civil Rights Movement started. If you are a civil rights buff, it is a must see. Also recommend Stax Museum.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

My entire life, stories of the 60s, the racism, the fear, the coming together--these things have been chapters of books, snapshots, stories told by my parents, but to get to go to such a historical site and experience a moment in history and to be able to even begin to understand my life as the outcome of such an event... More 

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