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National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel

450 Mulberry St, Memphis, TN 38103-4214
+1 901-521-9699
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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.
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450 Mulberry St, Memphis, TN 38103-4214
+1 901-521-9699
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Reviewed today

Inspiring and awesome, uplifting and hopeful...Balnced by the realities in our country today. The stories of bravery and courage. Men and women, boys and girls who didn't decide to be heroes...their willingness and strength to face fear made them heroes. Moving and emotional experience. Certainly...More

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Reviewed today

never have we visited a place so depressing yet uplifting at the same time, the museum tells the story of the civil rights movement from the days of the slave trade up to the moment of MLK's death by using the original Lorraine Motel property,...More

1  Thank Ian W
Reviewed today

Martin Luther King was shot at the Lorraine Motel and this is the location of the Museum. From the outside it still looks like a motel with the door to room 306 adorned with a wreath. It was great that the bus where Rosa Parkes...More

Thank Turbogirl25
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My family and I always take vacations. This year, we decided to make our vacation good educational and fun. We spent the day at the National Civil Rights Museum. Having a 22 year old daughter, 15 year old daughter, and 13 year old son, it's...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This museum is beautifully done and has fabulous historic and educational content. It is set as part of the old Lorraine Hotel, where MLK was shot, and has great depth on him and others in the civil rights era as well as on Memphis' role...More

Thank Charles R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was wonderful. Very inspiring for me to see all that. Most of information I knew but to see all that gave me some new energy. I feel is a must see if you are in Memphis. Definitely go check it out.

Thank Dlouis418
Reviewed 2 days ago

My friends and I came here just before closing time. So we had an accelerated tour of the museum. It was simply breath taking even though we were practically running around all the exhibits. We sadly didnt get to read all the information but just...More

Thank OvercomerKrissy
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are in Memphis, don't miss this! I was not sure exactly what to expect, but this museum is so well presented and keeps your interest. It takes you back through time from early slavery and all the struggles for civil rights. We found...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Although I wouldn't recommend visiting with smaller children (our son was 8 and got bored very quickly as nothing interactive or on their level) I'd say this place is so worth visiting!

Thank muzza326
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fantastic museum! This museum tells the story of slavery from the first slaves that were taken to America to today's civil rights issues and forums. The place is heart rendering - very difficult to explain - such a super, well done presentation telling the story...More

Thank Robert P
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Response from Susan H | Reviewed this property |
Probably but I would get a here early.
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Response from PeoriaMom | Reviewed this property |
It is part of Civil Rights Museum.