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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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I've been traveling for the past week and we only had an afternoon for Memphis. We were going to do Graceland but thought the family would benefit more from a visit to the NCRM. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Prior Lake, Minnesota

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I've been traveling for the past week and we only had an afternoon for Memphis. We were going to do Graceland but thought the family would benefit more from a visit to the NCRM. I am so glad we did. Elvis your great and all, but Martin Luther King is truly amazing! I highly recommend this tour!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The museum at The Lorraine Hotel is indeed hallowed ground. There is a sober calm that envelopes you as you walk from the parking lot to the actual Lorraine Hotel parking lot; you know that important history, but sad history is wrapped all around the property. There is so much to see and read; so much to absorb and try... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a must see museum. We are in Memphis for one day and night only. I'm glad we chose this as one of our activities. What a moving and inspiring African American history. I could say much more but come and experience it for yourself. Well organised display across two buildings and a total of four floors. We spent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Saw Lorraine Motel from outside and was so moved decided to go into museum. It was engaging and fascinating. Got there with only 2 hours to spare and it wasn't nearly enough!

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Beaumont, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I visited the National Civil Rights Museum with my teen son. The exhibits are very, very well done and explore not only the civil rights movement but the events that precipitated it - slavery, Civil War, Reconstruction, etc. It was humbling to be able to walk onto a Montgomery Bus, see Freedom Riders and lunch counters as well as very... More 

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Manchester, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

would have loved to see more of this, but it was too crowded. Went on a Saturday morning, will try to go back during the week next time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It was ok, but i wouldnt say that the best museum. It was very informative, but not too interesting.

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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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Shreveport, Louisiana
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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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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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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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