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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 yesterday

The video at the beginning of the self guided tour was awesome. The exhibits were well put together and we enjoyed the listening stations and interactive trivia game. If you are a music fan be sure to include this museum in your Memphis plans

Thank Shannon D
Reviewed yesterday

I was mesmerized. Spent a lot more time than I expected, every moment an inspiration. What a great label Stax was, and this museum really gets you there. I found out that Steve Cropper and Eddie Floyd wrote "Midnight Hour" in Wilson Pickett's room at...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is amazing! So much great music came out of Staxx that I was unaware of. Lots of history. Loved it! If you only have time for 1 museum this is it!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a gem of a museum, highlighting the soul artists who recorded at Stax records in the 1960s and '70s. The place even includes a tiny old church reassembled as part of a display about Southern gospel as the root of soul music, and...More

Thank Tess K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place to spend a few hours---we were advised by the staff that the place was going to close, and were surprised to find we'd only gone halfway through.

Thank rockout53
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum was fascinating. Starting with a short video highlighting some of the people who recorded with the company got the toes tapping and got you in the mood to see more. There is so much to see, read, hear, and take in it is...More

Thank Alsowran
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

And listen to. Photos clothing. A fancy Cadillac. Album covers. A lot to take in. Need a few hours to take in as much as you can

Thank Judithelen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wife wanted to go so I had know choice but I must say I enjoyed our tour great inside look into Tennessee history cause I myself didn't know we had such great talent come out of Tennessee loved it. A ol'school music lovers must see...More

Thank BoJackson90
Reviewed 1 week ago

Starts off with a great 20min video that gets you in the mood for some blues! So much memorabilia from so many terrific artists. Such a fantastic place full of memories and amazing stories. Had an amazing time.

Thank Megan M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was a great fan of Stax when younger so I was looking forward to this visit. I was not disappointed. Starting with an excellent 20 minute film introduction the museum then gives you a comprehensive look at the label and it's stars. In a...More

Thank STFC69
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jim k
About how long is the tour? Thanks
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
Is there a charge for parking?
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!
Do they have parking?
21 October 2016|
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Response from Craig T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, in back of the building. Security is present also