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Stax Museum of American Soul Music

926 E McLemore Ave, 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 Ave, Memphis, TN 38106-3338
+1 901-261-6338
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely loved it! If you are in the area and are a fan of Soul, R&B or early Rock-N-Roll music you must check this place out. Great intro movie, tons of exhibits and a great gift shop.

Thank hwhudson
Reviewed 5 days ago

I love soul music, and thought I knew a lot. Boy was I wrong. The Stax Museum really tells the story of the birth and rise of soul music, as well as so much about Stax that you wouldn’t necessarily know. I especially enjoyed the...More

Thank Novi-Jeff
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Such a wonderful museum to learn, see, touch, hear, taste and even smell the roots of Memphis Soul! I could spend hours here. The staff here is wonderful! They will go out of there way to answer questions and to accommodate the customer. If you...More

Thank Samuel R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an interesting museum to visit. There is so much local history here. The blend of music and culture and how it evolved over the years was very informative. We did not realize how many artists came out of here in a short period...More

Thank Theodore T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit at Stax studio, the history, the songs and the blending of cultures to produce music that would last a life time. I loved viewing the videos about the history and seeing the exhibits. It really is a lesson on the history...More

Thank BaxterE15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

there are four great music museums in Memphis and this is one of them. Stax gives you a real appreciation of the music revolution that took place right here.

Thank ninabE4919OT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An impressive collection of memoribilia, very slickly presented, but somehow the self guided aspect had me thinking, “I could’ve just googled most of this.”

Thank DonMB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spent two hours here on a Friday morning. There was easy free parking in back of the museum and no line at opening at 10:00 AM. It was $24 admission for the two of us (no senior discount). The introductory film...More

Thank Torte_Sue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A long time friend since retired speaks of his time at Stax. Never knowing if it was truth or fiction my visit validated the story. I found my friends name in numerous articles I saw at Stax. The adjacent Music Academy Charter School is amazing!

Thank KC1953
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an excellent museum! So much to see, wonderfully displayed and so insightful. The staff are great and it is well worth the short Uber ride. Wonderful.

Thank Sue R
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Tawanda B
17 January 2018|
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Response from G9850EVpaulg | Reviewed this property |
I think I spent about 3 1/2 hours pouring myself over almost every item; with so much to learn, a person can easily spend that much time or more.
15 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
4 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