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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 via mobile

For me, not being an American citizen, I feel I was far more educated for my trip to this museum. I now have a greater understanding of the struggles and injust treatment of African Americans from the time they were bought to America and why...More

Thank JamieJustine
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

They are now on their winter hours and close at five o'clock. Walked around the outside of the assignation sight. It is a moment captured in time. Definitely worth visiting. Was told to allow 2 hours for the museum tour. Closed on Tuesday.

Thank grinch4
Reviewed yesterday

When I got back to my hotel after visiting this eye-opening museum, I saw the black desk clerk checking in four black men. I thought of how far the US has come since the 1950s-60s... and, with all of the recent (2017) race problems, how...More

Thank An0nyMs
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I can not speak of the museum for it was not of interest to me other then seeing the outside, but it was fascinating to see the hotel where this incident took place.

Thank Dawnmarie O
Reviewed yesterday

What an experience!!! So many beautiful photographs that tell the story of the Civil Rights Movement. The introductory 12 minute film is very well put together. The feeling in the museum is somber. You can hear other people talking about their personal experiences and sometimes...More

Thank MainIngredient
Reviewed yesterday

This is a first rate museum! Such extensive displays and information. This is so much larger from how it looks on the outside. I was absolutely blown away by how great this museum is.

Thank Desiree R
Reviewed yesterday

Inspiring and awesome, uplifting and hopeful...Balnced by the realities in our country today. The stories of bravery and courage. Men and women, boys and girls who didn't decide to be heroes...their willingness and strength to face fear made them heroes. Moving and emotional experience. Certainly...More

1  Thank SanMo
Reviewed yesterday

never have we visited a place so depressing yet uplifting at the same time, the museum tells the story of the civil rights movement from the days of the slave trade up to the moment of MLK's death by using the original Lorraine Motel property,...More

1  Thank Ian W
Reviewed yesterday

Martin Luther King was shot at the Lorraine Motel and this is the location of the Museum. From the outside it still looks like a motel with the door to room 306 adorned with a wreath. It was great that the bus where Rosa Parkes...More

Thank Turbogirl25
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My family and I always take vacations. This year, we decided to make our vacation good educational and fun. We spent the day at the National Civil Rights Museum. Having a 22 year old daughter, 15 year old daughter, and 13 year old son, it's...More

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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.