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“Great Part of History”

National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel
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$75.00*
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African American Heritage Self-Guided Tour With Transportation
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$48.00*
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African American History Tour of Memphis - Overview Tour
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$38.00*
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Ranked #1 of 161 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 15, 2013

The location is very close to Beale St.The museum was very informative and well organized. There artifacts were well explained. They have the actual bathroom from which MLK's assassin shot from. When you exit the museum, you can stand in the precise location Dr.Martin Luther King was shot and look into the room he was staying in. They are currently adding an addition to the museum . I'm hoping to go back to see it.

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

This was a great opportunity to stand where Dr. King once stood. I enjoyed learning all that I could about him. I wish that I didn't have to learn about the assassin.

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

The Civil Rights Museum is one moving, interesting, and educational museums out there. Filled with great exhibits to explain to you of what took place during the Civil Rights Movement from the garbage workers strike in Memphis to who Dr. Martin Luther King was. A must see for history buffs, fans of Dr. King, and people who are interested in learning about the Civil Rights Movement was all about.

Thank Alex B
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Honestly the museum is worth it just for the introductory video. The video moved me to tears and really lends a lot of perspective on the civil rights movement.

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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.

Thank Dennis10_51
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