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The Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange

65 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
+1 901-531-7826
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Memphis Cotton Museum Admission and Audio Walking Tour
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65 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
+1 901-531-7826
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Reviewed October 26, 2015

Well produced history of this important industry in the old Exchange. Good value and a must if you want to found out more about the area. Excellent for children too with a simplifies part that is also good for adults!

Thank PhillipN741
Reviewed October 6, 2015

This was one of our favorite stops on our walking tour of downtown Memphis. It is the actual building which was used for all cotton related business transactions, including grading and selling. Much information about the history of cotton and its importance to the South....More

Thank LindaP602
Reviewed September 23, 2015

This was just a short walk from our hotel and as we knew nothing about the history of the cotton trade decided to give it a visit. It is very small but quite informative. You are shown a short film to start and are then...More

Thank 489Mike
Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

We joined a tour in progress. I am adding a star for the knowledge and enthusiasm of our guide. He gave us a greater context for the influence of cotton in the delta and its influence on slavery. The movie was good the exhibits were...More

Thank sealrocker
Reviewed September 3, 2015

Interesting museum on the history of Cotton production. Quite small but lots of interesting things to look at. Tour guide were great and very well informed.

Thank Brasso_uk_78
Reviewed August 11, 2015

Interesting history of of cotton split in the cotton exchange and a kids section around the history of cotton. There were a lot of videos and was interactive for both children and adults.

Thank Emily O
Reviewed August 11, 2015

Worth a visit if you are interested, interactive section for kids. Exhibition links cotton to the music of Memphis too.

Thank ginaandjoy
Reviewed August 2, 2015

Saw this as we were walking around downtown and decided to drop in. The museum is small, but informative. There are two sides-- one about the science of growing cotton that's more interactive/geared towards kids and one that's more about the history of cotton in...More

1  Thank Mary Beth H
Reviewed July 28, 2015

We were walking along the river and tried to get over to Mud Island but we didn't find the way so we turned off into downtown again and found this little nice and interesting museum. We came just after 3 pm and then it was...More

Thank Marie-Louise K
Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is the old original Exchange room for cotton and it has been well restored such that you get the feeling of how it would have been in its prime. Never seen "raw" cotton or bales but you can here. The many stories of those...More

Thank peterthetraveller98
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