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Stax Museum of American Soul Music

926 E. McLemore Avenue, Memphis, TN 38106-3338
+1 901-261-6338
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The Stax Museum of American Soul Music, is a 17,000 square-foot museum offering interactive exhibits, videos, vintage musical instruments used to create the Stax sound, stage costumes, photographs, records, and approximately 3,000 other items of memorabilia that tell the unique story, from beginning to present, of American soul music, particularly that of Stax Records and the Memphis Sound.Artists highlighted include Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, the Bar-Kays, Booker T. & the MGs, Johnnie Taylor, Little Milton, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, Rufus and Carla Thomas, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Ike & Tina Turner, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, and hundreds of others.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
926 E. McLemore Avenue, Memphis, TN 38106-3338
+1 901-261-6338
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Church Youth Group visited Memphis this past Labor Day weekend and we had the pleasure of visiting The Stax Museum of American Soul Music. We were very pleased with our visit there. The staff was very nice and pleasant. Looking back at the history...More

Thank jacklyn12017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two things I was told when visiting Memphis - try the barbecue and tour the Stax Museum. Both were big hits with us, but the Stax Museum tour will be a talking point for a long, long time. At first, I thought we would be...More

1  Thank William B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have always loved Motown music, so to learn that Stax was the predecessor to Motown was awesome. What a great museum and a tribute to some wonderful rock and soul pioneers. I did not know that Isaac Hayes was a writer and producer for...More

Thank Joanne F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed this museum a lot , learned things we did not know I highly recommend putting this one on your list of things to do

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We realy enjoyed the Stax museum. Loads of history from Memphis music there. Who can live without music? ;)

Thank Essie24668
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Stax Recording Studio Museum in August of 2009. It is located an older neighborhood of Memphis. Stax Records was a part of my life. Before downloads this building provided the world with great music. Add this to your bucket list.

1  Thank Gary F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit. Self pace. Really enjoyable. Good music throughout. Gift shop available. Spend between 1 and 1 1/2 hours.

Thank Debra G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stax Museum of American Soul Music is not just a place to see records made it shows how a whole culture was packaged and brought to the public. It is like a trip back in time to the earliest recordings of R & B through...More

Thank Taxpract
Reviewed 15 August 2017

If you are a R&B fan- this is the place for you. There is no doubt that sounds heard here are part of the fabric of America.

Thank n2self
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Just a great museum for any music lover short film when you walk in then you can walk around at your own pace

Thank sue s
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14 July 2017|
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Response from Judithelen | Reviewed this property |
I do not know....proably not probablyonly service dogs,,,contact the museum
jim k
3 February 2017|
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Response from tfloyds | Property representative |
Hi, Jim. We recommend at last an hour and a half, but if you're a fan of the music and history you might want to stay longer. There's a lot to read and a lot of video. Hope this helps! Thanks, Tim
31 January 2017|
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Response from tfloyds | Property representative |
Hi, bgk! No charge for parking. We have a very large fenced in, secure parking lot behind the museum. Come see us!