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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 via mobile

This place is super cool I like it a lot . I learned a lot from this place to . Also it's very interesting!!!

Thank sierrahelemons
Reviewed today via mobile

This is a must see museum for all people.! There is so much history here. I’d recommend putting aside 3-4 hours for your visit.

Thank Nancy L
Reviewed yesterday

The place is exactly like the murder's day. You can see the fight for human's rights in USA. It´s an exciting experience and you'll see other events about the black people fights

Thank Ronaldo d
Reviewed yesterday

I cannot overemphasize how important and excellent this museum is! This museum is the best I've experienced in terms of the quality of the information presented! I've been to museums allover the world and the United States, but I've never experienced such high quality and...More

Thank wrussel
Reviewed yesterday

You need a lot of time .there is plenty to see. It is great that the motel was left as is. I wish they had included a little bit about the civil rights of other peoples too

Thank Gail L
Reviewed yesterday

This is a most wonderful museum. It is housed in the motel where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assasinated. Very moving and a must see for everyone. Free parking and reasonable admission. Not easy to find because of poor signage, but worth the effort....More

Thank Chuck52310
Reviewed 2 days ago

To really take all this in, you will need about three hours at least. The displays were great and there was volumes of information beginning with the save trade in Africa, how it came to be, who did it, how it was carried out, etc....More

Thank livewisely
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum is an historical treasure. We, as U.S. cituzens need to not firget our hustiry if racusm in thus country snd how it has impacted the place in histiry we are at today. We are still very much a racist society. Since I was...More

Thank dawnaddy2017
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is my first time visiting this museum and let me tell you its worth your time! This is the location were MLK was killed in 1968! The museum has some great videos of the struggle for civil rights. Plan on spending at least three...More

Thank Carlos T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You're able to walk up within thirty feet of the balcony. When we arrive we weren't able to go inside or anything so everything on this review is the hotel and the area where the assassination occurred. Brought back 49 year old sad memories. This...More

Thank Robert G
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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.