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National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel

Address: 450 Mulberry St., Memphis, TN 38103 (Downtown)
Phone Number: +1 901-521-9699
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Ranked #2 of 80 Attractions in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Leisure education, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: At the place of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'S death in 1968 in...
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Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Leisure education, City walk sightseeing
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Kirkwood, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

So much information, you literally read and watch your way through this museum. It is a sobering trip through history - well worth the time and emotion to relive it.

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Jericho, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

What a time that was. Difficult memories and reliving a sad time in our nation's history. Museum is very well done. Information is almost overdone. We were exhausted emotionally and tired physically.

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Columbus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is a very well done museum, which incorporates the Lorraine Hotel. It takes you through the civil rights struggle, in a dramatic and informative way. No trip to Memphis is complete without two to three hours at this museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

My 3rd visit and still incredibly moving.It never ceases to amaze me,man's inhumanity to man.This should be compulsory to see,it's frontage is untouched from the Lorraine motel when the assassination happened in 1968,just oozes history and feeling

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This was one of the best laid out museums I have ever seen. I have visited over 15 different museums in the course of this month about civil rights, and this one was by far the most informative and interesting. A very interactive experiment, you are able to see the entire movement from start to finish. There are hundreds of... More 

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Ripon, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Very interactive and well organized information with a great tour guide - as needed - but not required. Great visuals, sounds, replicas, with environmental projection (EP) so you feel included in the March on DC. Some missing information I thought should be included like: Blacks sold Blacks in Africa; Republicans voted to free slaves; and the ending message I thought... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

It was a last minute decision to visit this museum and I'm glad that we did. We did arrive with a little over an hour before it closed, which definitely wasn't enough time to see everything. This museum was really well done and gave you a very good overview of the Civil Rights movement in the United States. A lot... More 

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Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This museum was very eye opening, informative, respectful and beautifully laid out. Soooo much information - almost too much. Takes hours to go through, and very few places to sit. Definitely recommend EVERYONE to go through - were good shoes!

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Fort Knox, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My husband and I spent hours--yes, hours--in the museum. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The layout was like a timeline. There were so many emotions to be had, from heart-wrenching to joyous. My advice? Stop and push the buttons . . . don't just glance and move on. Stop and listen on the phone handsets . . . don't... More 

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Moravia, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We spent 2 hours here, and barely touched all the things you can read or listen to in the museum. You could literally spend a whole day here. Young kids could get impatient pretty quickly. But a must see if you're in the area.

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