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National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel

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

The museum was very educational and had a great detail of history from many different viewpoints other than MLK. However, the gift shop made me feel very uncomfortable as if the company was trying to profit off of a horrific piece of history.

Thank Griffen B
Reviewed yesterday

Stopped here on the way to OK from east TN, and it was well worth the visit! Not just history regarding MLK, JR., but all of civil rights history is covered. Make sure you plan for at least 2 hours and maybe 3, as there...More

Thank Neil H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went with a family reunion for the second time since 2006. It was good in '06, but I was blown away by the improvements, updated information, and new exhibits. The short films are awesome and very informative. Honestly, just go in with an open mind,...More

Thank Larry C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went with our kids and this is truly a place everyone should visit. This isn't just black history this is American history! So many wonderful exhibits and stories that never should be forgotten. It costs a family of four around 50 dollars to visit and...More

Thank Bobaboey
Reviewed 2 days ago

We just returned from Memphis and visited the Civil Rights museum. Coming from Atlanta, Ga this was a great addition to what is held at the King Center. I love the fact that it went from slavery to present time. It was very moving and...More

1  Thank prtdiva
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Humbling experience. Loved the history. Was a little crowded but we are in the middle of family reunion season. Takes about 2 hours to really enjoy it. It was very hot but they had water they were handing out to people in line.

1  Thank Marci A
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the National Civil Rights museum with our teenagers and preschooler. It was a tough but necessary visit. The pictures, artifacts, and stories are important parts of a painful history in America. As my teen son said, "while so much has changed, so much...More

1  Thank traysea77
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must see, when you frequent the Memphis area and a reminder how Dr. King fought for the right of people in this country, It reminds me how prejudice this country was during those days and how far we have progress, however, we...More

Thank Willie H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Housed in the motel that King was assassinated in, this museum pays tribute to King and the entire Civi Rights Movement. It was very poignant to see the hotel as well as going into the boarding house where the shot came from. Highly recommended

1  Thank HistoryNerd21
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This museum is well run and has fantastic exhibits that are thought provoking with an eye towards how we can continue to work towards true equality.

Thank Shari T
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Probably but I would get a here early.
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Response from PeoriaMom | Reviewed this property |
It is part of Civil Rights Museum.