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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 yesterday

Anyone that goes to Memphis should definitely visit the Lorraine Motel. You learn about some of it in school and you see/hear about some of it on TV but to see it up close and personal is very moving. The museum is amazing and will...More

Thank La Shanda R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Tragic yet informative site for a museum. This exhibition includes not only the hotel room where MLK spent his final hours and the balcony where he was slain, but also gives a detailed account of the struggle he died for. Includes a very good accounting...More

Thank Coachey
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was amazed at the collection of items, articles and photos in this museum. A lot of reading too, and lots of people. We went early and it was much less crowded. Felt responsible for events, and I wasn't even alive, a lot of African...More

Thank 2014DivaKathy
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent displays and historical re-creations. The room where Martin Luther King Jr. stayed is respectfully preserved. After walking through all the exhibits (at least a couple of hours) you came out feeling very challenged by what you learned and sobered by the terrible inhumanity man...More

Thank Krow13
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So emotional and many unexplainable feelings going through this museum. I always say don't hear about it, go see it for yourself!

Thank Deborah D
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a place everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. The museum is beautiful and it is very moving to be right at the Lorriane Motel. Highly recommend.

Thank maratom
Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum was very educational and had a great detail of history from many different viewpoints other than MLK. However, the gift shop made me feel very uncomfortable as if the company was trying to profit off of a horrific piece of history.

Thank Griffen B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped here on the way to OK from east TN, and it was well worth the visit! Not just history regarding MLK, JR., but all of civil rights history is covered. Make sure you plan for at least 2 hours and maybe 3, as there...More

Thank Neil H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went with a family reunion for the second time since 2006. It was good in '06, but I was blown away by the improvements, updated information, and new exhibits. The short films are awesome and very informative. Honestly, just go in with an open mind,...More

Thank Larry C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went with our kids and this is truly a place everyone should visit. This isn't just black history this is American history! So many wonderful exhibits and stories that never should be forgotten. It costs a family of four around 50 dollars to visit and...More

Thank Bobaboey
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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.