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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent a couple of hours here and really got a better understanding on this time in history. Recommend it.

Thank James B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Don't miss this museum. It's beautifully done, heartbreaking, infuriating and inspiring all at once.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place and must see for all ages. Lots of history of civil rights. You start with a quick movie and then on to the museum which goes chronologically through the years up to MLK's hotel room where he was staying when he was shot....More

Thank Cindy D
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The national Civil Rights Museum tour is a requirement of All American citizens you must go take the tour of the Lorraine Hotel to understand what this country has been through and what it continues to go through take your family there now if you...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you are in Memphis, this is a must. The tour is self guided and allows you to experience the struggle of a movement from slavery to the post-Obama era. Make the time.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One should Go to this - but make sure you have plenty of time -approximately 3 hours or more to see all the exhibits .

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The museum is very well done, very educational with a lot of audio/video from the era. Gives you a completely different perception on how rough 60s & 70s were and how long it took to acknowledge by law that we are all equal. Breathtaking and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A Smithsonian Institute affiliate, this museum is well-thought out, easy to follow, has great displays, signage, and audio. I went with my teen, and even she was transfixed and deeply moved. The self-guided tour ends at the hotel room where MLK was staying. A very...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We drove by during the back beat tour and found it to be interesting that they've done such a great job of preserving history so well.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I were visiting Memphis for the first time. We decided to visit the national civil rights museum. We really enjoyed the atmosphere and tour. So much information to revisit. What made the tour so great and special, is the diversity of tours,...More

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Hi, No, not appropriate for kids under teen years. I think it might do them more harm than good. Many of the exhibitions are (appropriately) very explicit and intense, and have audio to accompany them. Sights and sounds of... More
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