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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 yesterday

I'm from way outside the United States, but Australia has its own Civil Rights struggle and I found more hope for our future than I had expected. Must see, if you're American or Aussie.

Thank Peter T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing museum. Just walking up to the Lorraine Hotel from the parking I was overwhelmed with emotion. A must see for all.

Thank SolDee
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a truly amazing place. I was moved by the museum and that doesn't happen often. The line to get in was long but well worth it. I came away with even more respect for MLK than I had before. I would highly recommend...More

Thank LinStin
Reviewed yesterday

For some reason I was expecting just to see the Loraine Hotel but it went far beyond that. It covers African American history and struggle in the US from the first slaves to present day. We spent hours there and didn't begin to read all...More

Thank Toni B
Reviewed yesterday

The museum was very well done. Most impressive exhibits of African American history from the time of slavery to the present. We were told it would take about an hour and a half and we spent at least three hours there. So much information. Make...More

Thank Kathleen917
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum evoked so much emotion for me. It guides you along the history of African Americans and located at the place that Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated makes the museum that much more significant. The hotel room where he had his last moments...More

Thank chris d
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a very comprehensive museum dealing the African American experience from slavery to 2000. Part of it is located in the Lorraine Hotel where Martin Luther King was killed and exhibits build to that day. It is extremely moving to stand so close to...More

Thank Vicki C
Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum was amazing! Excellently done, informative, and interesting. At one point we looked at our watches and were shocked to see how long we were there...it was so captivating. Seeing MLK's room plus the boarding house across the street gave the visit a chilling...More

Thank Paula B
Reviewed 2 days ago

This self guided tour is very well laid out. It starts with slavery and goes through the years for equality for everyone. Once you see the hotel room and exact spot that MLK was shot, it was very sad and everyone was very quiet and...More

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum explains the civil rights movement in America from slavery almost to present day. The original Lorraine Motel has been incorporated into the museum to provide an insight to the Martin Luther King assassination.

Thank graw20
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How long would it take me to go through the whole museum?
30 May 2017|
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Response from O1056AXpamelar | Reviewed this property |
Like other posters, I agree that you will spend at least 3 hours touring the entire museum. A part of our tour was rushed because a couple of bus loads of high school students arrived when we were about halfway through the... More
Are there wheelchairs for loan?
5 February 2017|
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Response from condyson | Property representative |
Yes. Complimentary wheelchairs are available for museum guests upon request.
Is it best to purchase a ticket ahead of time or is a same-day purchase okay?
6 April 2016|
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Response from condyson | Property representative |
Hello, Rewinc! Online advance ticket purchasing is not yet available for the National Civil Rights Museum. We're hoping to have a system in place by Memorial Day Weekend, so if you are planning to travel to Memphis... More