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National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel

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Address: 450 Mulberry St., Memphis, TN 38103
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+1 901-521-9699
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Wed - Mon 09:00 - 17:00
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At the place of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'S death in 1968 in Memphis, TN,...

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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A real spot of history.

This museum has it all... it's confronting, visual, audio, sad, but so real. It is amazing how much info they have in there. Coming from Australia alot of these events were new to... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This museum has it all... it's confronting, visual, audio, sad, but so real. It is amazing how much info they have in there. Coming from Australia alot of these events were new to me. I felt sad knowing that all this happened as recent as the 60s. Thankyou for your amazing displays. I recommend this to everyone and i so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm 63, so I was very aware of a lot of the events covered in the Museum. I learned a lot - especially about the time between the Civil War and the 1960s. The presentation of the final days of Dr. King was very moving and the Museum path ends at the motel room and the balcony. There is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't sell yourself short on time. This place should/could easily take 4 or more hours of time, in order to see everything. I thought I was well educated on the Civil Rights Movement, until I visited the museum. I came away feeling angry, sad and disturbed all at the same time. Plus, thinking we've come a long way, but not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must see if you are ever in Memphis. The history here is like no other. I learned tons of new things.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

4 of us (two couples in their fifties) went there, and i have to say, i was little unsure... Would it be painful, hard to look at, or even, since we're all white people - i know this may sound odd, but would we feel guilt etc? But really, even tho there were some mixed feelings, i mostly just found... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One the best you will ever experience. Be prepared to spend 4 hours here to get the full history and experience. Highly recommend visiting, would do this visit again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are interested in learning more about MLK this is the place to see. No only does it give about Memphis , but about the other surrounding cities that had a impact on his life, like Clarksdale , Ms

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This is a visit I make every time I tour Memphis. It's A favorite location due to its' history and friendly staff

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I could have spent all day here but 3 hours was enough to take in most of the displays in detail. The history here and the way they have displayed is first class.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The National Civil Rights Museum is one of the BEST if not the BEST Memphis has to offer. I absolutely loved my visits. I have been there 3 times in the past 2 years and each time is just as touching as the last. I like to take my visiting family members there so that they can be amazed at... More 

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