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National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel

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Address: 450 Mulberry St., Memphis, TN 38103
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+1 901-521-9699
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Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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 National Civil Rights Museum and History Combo Tour
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Memphis African American Heritage Tour With Transportation
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African American History Tour of Memphis - Overview Tour

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Make sure you have enough time to spend here

This is a fabulous museum, but there is an incredible amount of text to read. We spent 2 hours there and barely touched the surface. I liked that many rooms had benches where you... read more

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a fabulous museum, but there is an incredible amount of text to read. We spent 2 hours there and barely touched the surface. I liked that many rooms had benches where you could view a short video. I was getting tired. My very favorite part was getting to see the motel rooms where MLKJr spent the last few... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the most educational museums I have ever toured. There is so much information presented that I never knew. This history should be taught in all US schools. Lots of great exhibits and the chance to experience history close up.

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Pocola, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am not typically a museum type of person, but this museum is very well done! I learned many new things and revisited things I had learned in the past. We spent three and a half hours here and could have used another hour. This museum is not to be missed while in Memphis!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This tour was done on the last minute, but we wasn't dissapointed, it is a poiniant reminder of the every day struggle the black people of America had to endure from early American slavery, up to the 1960/70s, as English man I could not understand how a so called civilised country like America, could treat a race of people so... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rated #1 in Memphis and this is a must see. I did not know anything about this. Super museum and self guided tour with a short film and tour guide to start you off. Allow 3 hrs and make sure you go across the street to boarding house. We were not told that at all by tour. Lorraine motel is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As many have noted, this museum is packed with information, facts and photos. But more than that - it is filled with emotion and raw energy. Take your time - really engage with the materials. It is worth it. Of note is the interesting use of real items (buses, lunch counters, etc) interleaved with photos, statues and films. Every person,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is wonderful. It is full of information presented in all kinds of ways - multi-media, immersion in film and sound and lots to read. It was emotional to be reminded of the painful past of the civil rights movement, but it should be mandatory to visit here and learn. We arrived just after opening and it was busy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Highly informative. It helps to take your time to view the exhibits, but we actually took a lunch break between the two separate museums, and went for ribs at Central, right across the street. A load of information to digest! Recommend you not go on a Saturday, if given the choice.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were going to just pass by to see the Lorraine Hotel, but stopped to go inside. After paying our admission we were pointed which way to go. Our goal was to see the hotel rooms that MLK stayed in, along with the balcony. Unfortunately, the site has been set up so that you have to walk through a full... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It became information overload, there was so much to see and read. Very very crowded. (will take you out of your comfort zone if you aren't African American.)

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