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Address: 450 Mulberry St., Memphis, TN 38103
Phone Number: +1 901-521-9699
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At the place of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'S death in 1968 in Memphis, TN,...

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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Visited the museum on the day before Thanksgiving. The staff was professional, very friendly, helpful, and gracious. The museum was very impressive from start to finish. It was an... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited the museum on the day before Thanksgiving. The staff was professional, very friendly, helpful, and gracious. The museum was very impressive from start to finish. It was an excellent recounting of the plight of enslaved Africans from the middle passage to present day America. One could feel the pain, the horror, the frustration, and the jubilation that must have... More 

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This was a good experience I always read about it and seen the movie but to see it in person is really different from the hotel to the museum I really enjoyed it this apart of history

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visiting the National Civil Right Museum is a must! It is very informative, great articles, pictures and excellent displays. It will take a couple of hours to complete the entire museum, but it is worth it! I was fascinated yet emotional seeing the timeline of the civil rights movement right in front of me.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very emotional site with a large thought provoking display on the passage of Human Rights in the US and the whole Martin Luther King saga. The exterior of the motel remains as it was on that fatal day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Everyone should visit this museum. Very well done. The exhibits were full of excellent info with photos and video. Kids could pick up telephone handsets and hear the voices of leaders from the civil rights era. You can go through the motel then go across the street (where the shots were fired from) for more exhibits. We were a bit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I would say get there late instead of early. Closer to closing time. Bring cameras and pads for notes if needed. Some times were crowded than others. Parking is a lucky chance. Fun for the family.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Others have stressed this but you honestly have no idea just how much is contained in this building until you start to explore. Built on the site of the Lorraine motel where Martin Luther King was shot it is impossible not to be moved to tears by the experience. There's a cracking bbq place on the corner too as it's... More 

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It was really great to see this site. Just puts things in perspective of how far we have come in such a short amount of time

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was an amazing museum with a insight into American history. Very sad but extremely well put together display and explanation. My teenagers were inthralled and provoked a lot of discussion. It was actually refreshing to hear there interpretation of it all and what they learnt from this museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the best museums that I have ever visited. I could spend weeks here, just browsing through. We had only planned to "quickly" go in before getting something to eat - a big mistake! The layout of the museum lures you deeper and deeper into the story of the Civil Rights Movement, and without even noticing it, you have... More 

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