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National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel

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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...more
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450 Mulberry St, Memphis, TN 38103-4214
+1 901-521-9699
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Reviewed yesterday

This was so amazing. The way they brought everything to life. I was just a little girl when this took place. As I walked through this museum, it hit home. I remember my mom watching TV and some of the scenes were so vivid. I'm...More

Thank Havingfun409
Reviewed yesterday

This place has history, that everyone knows about. It tells you the history of Civil Rights and is located where Dr. Martin Luther King was shot in his hotel room. It brings back a lot of emotion and definitely worth a visit

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A wealth of information makes this a do not miss museum in the USA. Save the better part of a day to go and if you can do a guided tour all the better. Bring tissues as it is so incredibly moving.

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 2 days ago

The multi-media representation of civil rights history (mostly the lack of) was moving and impressive. You really do have to have a lot of interest in this subject to give this exhaustive representation the attention it deserves, and parts of it border on overkill, in...More

Thank glennfaass
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is so much to see, hear and learn at this very emotional and moving tribute to MLK and the history of African Americans in the USA

Thank powtraveller
Reviewed 2 days ago

From outside, it looks exactly like the Lorraine Motel as it looked in 1968. But inside is a beautiful renovation that covers the fight for civil rights from the horrors of the slave trade right up to the present day. If anything, there is really...More

Thank F00lishTraveler
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very interesting but over whelming tons of reading. It has a ton of information and is very very well put together. Perhaps if interested do some pre reading to gather some knowledge before you are overwhelmed.

Thank Matthew G
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are in Memphis, you must visit the National Civil Rights. Historic. A better understanding as to what transpired that day.

Thank Papaleadfoot
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is an incredible resource! All exhibits are well thought-out and have you really experience the civil rights movement. Very well done. Be ready to spend some time there.

Thank Leslie B
Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum is well presented. Lots of films to watch.and everything is presented in good taste. I would recommend to all. Learned a lot about that time in our history.

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September 24, 2018|
Response from a1963corvette | Reviewed this property |
Yeah, not exactly the same experience. I think you can always go back and delete your posts, by signing in to your account.
Lauren W
July 19, 2018|
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Response from Ariana P | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! (Sorry I’m so late to respond)
June 15, 2018|
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Response from RastaMermaid | Reviewed this property |
Their apart of the international museum group. I thought my membership with the one in DC got discount but I didn’t.