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“Very educational”

National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel
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$75.00*
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African American Heritage Self-Guided Tour With Transportation
Ranked #1 of 154 things to do in Memphis
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Owner description: 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.
Arnold, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Very educational”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

I learned things I was never taught about in school. It was very moving and they even had real items on display. The hotel is still closed until 2014

Visited January 2013
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“A piece of history”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

I had the privilege of visiting the museum on Martin Luther King Day and it was quite the experience. There were all sorts of activities going on. This is a must see for all Americans, particularly for children.

Visited January 2013
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“Must Visit”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

A great piece of history. Even though part of the museum was closed during our visit, we were still able to enjoy the experience

Visited January 2013
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“Touching”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

We toured the museum and found it to be very interesting. We had the opportunity to view the inside of the hotel room from the window which was very touching.

We would definitely return.

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“A Very Moving Experience”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

The museum was excellent. A sad and moving experience, showing many events that took place during the fight for civil rights. It was very innovative the way they incorporated into the museum the very building (the Lorraine Motel) where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. You were able to view the exact place on the balcony where he'd been standing, and the motel room that he'd been staying as well. Across the street is a small museum and the boarding house room where James Earl Ray did the shooting.

Visited April 2012
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