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“A step back in history.”

National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel
Ranked #2 of 119 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.
Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Seeing the outside of the old hotel took me back in time to that fateful day. Definitely a historic landmark, but disappointing to see that it was not better preserved. Indications of construction to improve the site, but no work observed.

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Reviewed July 14, 2013

This was a great tour. I look forward to the renovation completion so we can return. Looking out the boarding house window toward the balcony of the Lorraine Motel gave me the chills. All the museum displays were well done and informative.

Thank Diane S
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

The cost of admission allowed for walking up on the balcony in front of Dr. King's room and looking into the room. There was also and exhibit about African American women who made a difference in history. Lots of information to read and the gift shop was nice. Allow a minimum of 2 hours to go through the museum but if you have the time, allow 4!

Thank cjrbAustin
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Even though the Lorraine Motel exhibit is closed for construction, it was still amazing to see where Dr. King was shot and shot from, as well as to learn about some of controversies surrounding his assassination. The museum did a great job talking about the plight of minorities in Memphis as well as the country, and the progress we've made for Civil Rights. There was also a nice exhibit about the women of the Civil Rights movement right around the corner from the main museum and that's worth your time as well.

I was very moved to see Dr. King's words from the day before he died etched in metal....

This is a must-see for your trip to Memphis. Important for every American.

Thank Emily C
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Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

Dr. King played such an important role in the Civil rights movement, I would have liked to have learned more about him and have heard more of his speeches. It seemed that too much focus was on James Earl Ray.

Thank Travelingmelinda
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