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Stax Museum of American Soul Music

926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38106-3338
+1 901-261-6338
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The Stax Museum of American Soul Music, is a 17,000 square-foot museum offering interactive exhibits, videos, vintage musical instruments used to create the Stax sound, stage costumes, photographs, records, and approximately 3,000 other items of memorabilia that tell the unique story, from beginning to present, of American soul music, particularly that of Stax Records and the Memphis Sound.Artists highlighted include Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, the Bar-Kays, Booker T. & the MGs, Johnnie Taylor, Little Milton, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, Rufus and Carla Thomas, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Ike & Tina Turner, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, and hundreds of others.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38106-3338
+1 901-261-6338
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In all of my years of going to Memphis, I'd never been to the Staxx Museum, and I couldn't wait to check it out! So fun! We walked through old churches, reconstructed within the confines of the museum, snooped through a layout of the studio...More

Thank bradshawgirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting. Great tour, offering history of Stax musicians plus its history and connection to Memphis. Take the tour. Of particular interest to me was the actual Hammond organ and Leslie tone cabinet used by Booker T and the MGs. Memphis is quite a City;...More

Thank Springlake425
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stax Museum was excellent! They start with a film that gets you acclimated to the music, singers, writers and the whole beginning of American Soul. After the movie, you enter the museum, which is extremely well laid out. They bring you chronologically through the history...More

Thank VicksVaporRub
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyable visit to all those interested in music in mid 20th century. Another excellent visit in Memphis

Thank French Chick
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The place is a amazing reanimation of the original so much good music came from this place its amazing theres hall way of albums that produced by artist who called it home and the have the late great isaac hayes cadi on display which is...More

1  Thank brandonbP9602RR
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Took my daughter, who knew not a lot about this style of music. She left with Steve as her new musical Icon.The early sessions and results from such basic equipment just enhances the magic.

Thank Peter H
Reviewed November 9, 2017

To much reading. Could have googled most of the information provided. Just was not what we expected.

Thank Diane C
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Stax museum and studio is another magic place in Memphis. It tells an interesting and beautiful story of how musicians made beautiful music together, until that terrible day....

Thank AleidaWilhelmina
Reviewed November 8, 2017

All kinds of history, music, clothing and pictures of some of the most historical performers of the era.

Thank ThomasN633
Reviewed November 7, 2017

What great memories in this Museum of so many great artists, Otis Redding and so many others, too many to mention, a must visit place.

Thank John F
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July 14, 2017|
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Response from Judithelen | Reviewed this property |
I do not know....proably not probablyonly service dogs,,,contact the museum
jim k
February 3, 2017|
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Response from tfloyds | Property representative |
Hi, Jim. We recommend at last an hour and a half, but if you're a fan of the music and history you might want to stay longer. There's a lot to read and a lot of video. Hope this helps! Thanks, Tim
January 31, 2017|
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Response from tfloyds | Property representative |
Hi, bgk! No charge for parking. We have a very large fenced in, secure parking lot behind the museum. Come see us!