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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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Wonderful history

We visited & toured this museum, a great way to put history together, we were there on a Saturday & I recommend if you can go during the week it is less crowded & you can take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We visited & toured this museum, a great way to put history together, we were there on a Saturday & I recommend if you can go during the week it is less crowded & you can take more time to really enrich the whole stories that are narrated. If you like history at all this is a must see! It... More 

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Paris, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

It still looks like it did the day that MLK was shot including the cars parked infront of the motel. This wasn't on my list of places to visit but my friend wanted to go and I'm really glad we went.

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Los Angeles, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

If there's one place you have time to go to in Memphis, go here! This is a very well laid out and comprehensive museum with an impactful message about our country's history.

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The museum was comfortable, beautiful, and full of information. Take a camera, and some tissue. My family is biracial, and it was very important for us that our son see and get to know the history of interracial progress in this country. He is 4 years old and left with a better understanding. It is a great place for all... More 

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This museum is so well planned,well managed and totally informative.I went to Memphis to visit Graceland (which was disappointing)and on recommendation stopped by at the Civil Rights Museum. Thank goodness! This visit made the trip to Memphis so worth it.The Peabody Hotel also in itself was a piece of history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

One of the best museums I have ever been to. A must for anyone to visit regardless of their ethnicity or political standpoint. So well done. So informative. So moving. Nothing more can I say as am still overawed by the experience

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Oakton
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Convenient location and it was a great reminder of a part of our history here in America where human rights were evolving. There wasn't anything that I didn't like.

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Kent, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Very good to look round. Seeing the room at the Lorraine Hotel were Martin Luther King was shot was interesting and also where the shooter stood etc.

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Carrollton, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We toured museum when part of it was still under construction. There was a huge crowd of other tourist there but purchasing tickets was not a problem. We were able to get detailed information from displays and there were lots of items on display. Took us about 1 1/2 hours to tour. Very educational!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Very good but too cold inside. But all the history made us very emocional, luckily black poeple were victory ☺️

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