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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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Stax Museum of American Soul Music Admission
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US$ 94.00*
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Self-Guided Memphis Music Tour With Transportation
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US$ 101.50*
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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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  • Average5%
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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

This is a self guided tour that begins with a short movie regarding the start of soul music. I need to emphasize that the Stax Museum doesn't just focus on Stax recording artists, it focuses on MEMPHIS SOUL which crosses multiple record labels. The museums...More

Thank MainIngredient
Reviewed yesterday

Thank you Jim, Al and Estelle...you fostered and gave the world that Memphis sound! So much history, so much music...blues, soul, r&b. The world lost much when it closed way back in the 70's. Tour starts with a short film about stax, Memphis and music...More

Thank SanMo
Reviewed yesterday

This museum also isn't huge, but it is interesting and well set out. We learned so much about the initial start up of Stax and the respect that developed between African American and white musicians who worked and recorded there - there was truly no...More

Thank Turbogirl25
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to Stax today. I really enjoyed going here. From the 20 min film to the walking around the museum. It showed a lot of the history of what made Stax great and what lead to their downfall. If you enjoy soul music definitely go...More

Thank Dlouis418
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited this museum as part of a conference. It seemed a bit dry at first, but then after seeing memorabilia from famous musicians, it started to get very interesting. A high-school band had assembled for us in the studio. It started off with mellow...More

Thank sunjooadvani
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wow! What a great place to get the history of soul music and civil rights in general. You watch a short movie before exploring the museum. From the outside it looks small and feels like you'll be done in 20 minutes. Don't be fooled. It...More

Thank mjbbowls
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Attended a private event and we had the museum to ourselves for the evening which allowed the ability to wander around and take the time to read everything. It certainly covered the early days of soul and covered many groups and individuals from a bygone...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful new exhibit of essential American music history! Exhibits include a tiny Mississippi church, a recreation of the Stax studio, Isaac Hayes' Cadillac and his Oscar for the Shaft theme. Definitely worth the visit!

Thank TheOperative
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love your music and you're in Memphis, you HAVE to visit! Also pop in to the shop and buy a memento!

Thank PaulBox
Reviewed 1 week ago

wow as i walked around this place it felt like i had been transported back in time. to learn where it all started gave me a real insight to how much music had progressed and you could understand why the likes of Elvis Presley sounded...More

Thank roytonka
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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!