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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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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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The museum provides a unique interactive opportunity to understand a fundamental part of America, the fight for rights. This is more than worth a trip to Memphis to experience... read more

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum provides a unique interactive opportunity to understand a fundamental part of America, the fight for rights. This is more than worth a trip to Memphis to experience such a moving tribute to Dr. King and the civil rights struggle that continues in the United States.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While eating across the street, we walked over to see the front of the Lorraine Motel. I would have like to spend a little while looking inside, but the admission was $$$.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Overall we spent 4 hours and still didn't read get a chance to read everything but it was an awesome experience. The museum does an excellent job of putting you in the time of MLK and the real struggles that were happening all over the South. I don't easily get emotionally moved, but the tour of the hotel brought me... More 

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Thank Mackinawkid
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wasn't sure what to expect but was recommended this tour from a friend. They've done a magnificent job transforming the original motel into an amazing civil rights museum and keeping the feel of the original motel at the same time outside! A very moving & educational couple of hours! If you love history you'll love The Lorraine!

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Thank Roger B
Minot, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum exceeded my expectations greatly. Plan to spend at least 2 hours walking around , well worth the time and cost.

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Thank Katelyn B
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is wonderfully put together inside the motel where MLK was killed. Only $15 fee to enter, should be more. The exhibits were fantastic. Would highly recommend a visit!

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Thank drubaum
Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is one of the best I've ever seen. It's like traveling back in time and experiencing the struggles for yourself. Bring some tissue with you as there will undoubtedly be some tearful moments when reading and listening to America's not so great moments in history. Plan to spend at least three hours or more to fully experience all... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everyone should see this civil rights museum. It is a part of our history which not not be ignored or disbelieved. Take your time and soak in all the factual information that is often sobering but needed to be seen to somewhat understand the struggle for respect and equality.

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Thank Pat C
Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was very moving to see the balcony where Mr. King's incredible life was cut way too short. Unfortunately, time did not allow for the entire tour as I was part of a scheduled group. It is amazing to me that the location of such a tragedy can provide so much peace, remembrance, and reverence.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is one of the best museums that I have visited dedicated to to the Civil rights movement in the US. It is a must visit to struggles for liberties that we take for granted today.

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