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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
Downtown
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Reviewed yesterday

Although you really do need at least 2-3 hours to see this museum, go even if you only have an hour or so. Well worth visiting - absolutely valuable information about the civil rights movement you probably won't see anywhere else. In addition, once you've...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Very educational. A surreal experience to be able to stand where MLK was assassinated. This was one of the best things I chose to do while visiting Memphis.

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Reviewed yesterday

Took most of the day to get around this as there is so much to see and so much information ( some of which is repeated in different rooms). Being from the UK I was shocked to see how American black people were treated up...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We were pushed for time so we did not do the museum. We only visited the outside of the Lorraine Motel. Moving experience

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Reviewed yesterday

With this being the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, this is a MUST stop for anyone going to Memphis. It was emotionally difficult but so worthy of our time. It covers the entire spectrum of African American history beginning with...More

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Reviewed yesterday

If you ever go to Memphis you must visit this museum. It was a very very moving experience. We spent up to Three hours taking in the subject matter and left humbled and shocked by what went on in the years leading up to Martin...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Myself and 4 other girl decided to visit Memphis for a weekend and decided to go to the NCRM to learn alittle about some history about the site of MLK's assassination. We learn about so much more than that. My only complaint is that we...More

Thank Deion C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have been to Civil Rights Museums in Atlanta, Birmingham, Montgomery and DC and I would say this is the second best one behind DC. They don't go as far back as DC for the Slave Trade history but it is quite comprehensive and accentuate...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A helpful perspective on the struggle of civil rights in the U.S. The museum weaves early American history, the events in Memphis in 1968, and Martin Luther King's tireless passion and tragic assassination to tell the story. Having it meander through the grounds of the...More

Thank Jeff C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent 2-3 hours here, the exhibit was amazing and learnt so much about the civil war and civil rights. Highly recommend this Museum.

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R0nnie513
June 15, 2018|
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Response from Eric B | Reviewed this property |
No this is not a National Park. Inter-agency or Life Time Senior Pass will not work.
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MauiGirl2009
May 23, 2018|
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Response from kspearSalem_OR | Reviewed this property |
Two hours wasn't enough. Lots to see and read and absorb.
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pmblackwell
April 26, 2018|
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Response from WTDuncan | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can pay at the door. Enjoy
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