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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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926 E. McLemore Avenue, Memphis, TN 38106-3338
+1 901-261-6338
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place really surprised me. It had a ton of history and great deal to see. The kids enjoyed being able to walk around and liked the soul train exhibit that they got to dance to.

Thank Dana U
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I did the tour here and it was fantastic. An in depth telling of this famous recording studio and the famous musicians that frequented the establishment. Very well set out and we even had a little groove under the Disco ball.

1  Thank Heather B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will not want the introductory film to the self-guided tour to end! You might even get up and dance during it!! This museum takes visitors from the roots of soul music, gospel singing in church, through time. Isaac Hayes’s turquoise, gold-guilded car is on...More

Thank Pegdon
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must as part of your trip is your are interested in the music it represents lots of interesting facts and pictures

Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best part of trip to Memphis! Music I grew up with! Great to be able to be in the studio where some of the best soul ever was recorded.

Thank cpidon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very extensive history of STAX Records. I was on a tour and only had 90 minutes to visit, think 2 hours is a more reasonable time.

Thank Paulette V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Informative, full of information and interesting items. We could have spent hours in here. It was absolutely fascinating. If you drive here, don't drive around the neighbourhood. Park, go to the museum and leave again. I would go round this museum again and again. It...More

1  Thank Jolly1983
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My iPod is my constant companion on trips, no matter where I go but especially on road trips. As a large part of my collection is 60s and 70s R&B and soul, it’s entirely fitting (and inevitable) that I’d end up at the Stax Museum,...More

1  Thank DL390
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The flow and story are laid out great with the feel and sounds that get you into the place and the era. The people were friendly and the merch was very cool. The Bobby Blue Bland coke spoon shoes were something. The caddie on the...More

Thank rogersober
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a fan of soul music you would not want to miss this on your trip to Memphis. An excellent way to pass an afternoon.

Thank teddy_scot
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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
1 February 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!