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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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This is a great museum. Full of information of the times for all ages. Everything is well done. Well preserved.

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5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Lawrenceville, Illinois

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Lawrenceville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great museum. Full of information of the times for all ages. Everything is well done. Well preserved.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I planned on seeing the Lorraine motel but was pleasantly surprised when I found out that the museum was attached. My only regret is that I wish I had more time to soak it all in. WONDERFUL staff. Our tour leader mentioned that he was a retired school teacher and you could tell. He was very informative and was more... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I am thankful for this site being preserved so well. It is incredibly impactful. A very eye opening experience. I would recommend to anyone visiting Memphis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Everyone should visit this treasure. It is a museum and historical site in one, and it's a totally moving experience.

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DeLand, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Never expected anything of this magnitude! Could spend a week & still not see it all. What an incredible job they did pulling all this history together. And at such an important location. Great place!

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Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The NCRM - Lorraine Motel is a must see. It doesn't work to make you feel good, but rather to teach you about civil rights movement through our American history. It brings it right up close and personal to you. Events that you only read about or watched on TV - you can see and read about them here. See... More 

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Placerville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, Memphis, TN is a great place to view the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the 60s. It is built around the Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in 1968. Across the street is the boarding house where the shooter stood. There are numerous videos and displays about the... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This museum is very nice. Very informative. The tour was not long. We watched a great 12 minute movie that was great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

From the moment you walk up and see the room with the wreath hanging outside, you're intrigued. Lots of info and some of the facts are heartbreaking and surreal. A great man that left a legacy and this museum is a nice tribute.

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Van Wert, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I struggle with this review. Honestly, the museum seemed to be dedicated to hate and to the continuation of hate. A shame really given what positives have been achieved. Admittedly there's a ways to go yet, but I struggle to agree the approach of this facility is the best way to move forward. And too, there seemed to be a... More 

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