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Stax Museum of American Soul Music

926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38106-3338
+1 901-261-6338
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Stax Museum of American Soul Music Admission
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Self-Guided Memphis Music Tour With Transportation
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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 Ave, Memphis, TN 38106-3338
+1 901-261-6338
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is very awe inspiring to walk in the foot steps of music makers such as Otis Reading, Al Green, etc. It's also even more inspiring to hear that a woman was the person who made Stax Records what it was. There is a small...More

Thank arp79
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The museum is a little out of the way and two hours was not enough time to see it in. A great history of the soul music that we all love and recognise. We enjoyed every minute of it and wished we could have stayed...More

Thank Lyn G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is an amazing piece of history. Great for the family. Keep this wonderful musical history alive for generations by visiting here. Five stars.

Thank Brenda H
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are some pretty cool things here, but the biggest part of it is the gift shop. It's self guided, and you mostly just read the captions under the pictures. No interaction.

Thank Ramona O
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this museum with friends when I was in Memphis for the Holidays. We really enjoyed all of the history as we went back down memory lane

Thank Ro-chelle M
Reviewed 1 week ago

In the land of good music museums, this one is by far my favorite. If you like Soul, R&B, etc., don't miss it!

Thank 737openroad
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Stax Museum was a fun and interesting place to visit. Tracing the origins, musicians and a part of their stories as part of the legendary Stax Recording studio (the original studio no longer exists) the museum is a must see if you are a...More

1  Thank StudioCityMark
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You MUST go to this museum! If you love music it is not to be missed. It is expansive in its collection of history for Stax Recording Company. Additionally, they are actively preserving the music of the artists through the associated academy and the charter...More

Thank itsanissue
Reviewed 1 week ago

First, a note: reading about the memorials to the Confederacy still standing in the south, it occurred to me I want to honor memorials to our African American culture and the struggles that have characterized it. So, am embarking on a series of pilgrimages to...More

Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not located in an upscale neighborhood to say the least. Park around back, they also apparently have a theater? Anyway first you watch a 20 minute video then you can go see the exhibits, mostly just tape boxes, records and clothes. There is...More

1  Thank RadioCathy
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Tawanda B
17 January 2018|
Response from StudioCityMark | Reviewed this property |
We were there about 2 hours and saw everything we wanted to see.
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