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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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US$ 94.00*
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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

Stax Museum was excellent! They start with a film that gets you acclimated to the music, singers, writers and the whole beginning of American Soul. After the movie, you enter the museum, which is extremely well laid out. They bring you chronologically through the history...More

Thank VicksVaporRub
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyable visit to all those interested in music in mid 20th century. Another excellent visit in Memphis

Thank French Chick
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is a amazing reanimation of the original so much good music came from this place its amazing theres hall way of albums that produced by artist who called it home and the have the late great isaac hayes cadi on display which is...More

1  Thank brandonbP9602RR
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my daughter, who knew not a lot about this style of music. She left with Steve as her new musical Icon.The early sessions and results from such basic equipment just enhances the magic.

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 1 week ago

To much reading. Could have googled most of the information provided. Just was not what we expected.

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stax museum and studio is another magic place in Memphis. It tells an interesting and beautiful story of how musicians made beautiful music together, until that terrible day....

Thank AleidaWilhelmina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All kinds of history, music, clothing and pictures of some of the most historical performers of the era.

Thank ThomasN633
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What great memories in this Museum of so many great artists, Otis Redding and so many others, too many to mention, a must visit place.

Thank John F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I learned a lot.. very good walk through music history. Actually saw the gold plated Cadillac owned by Isaac Hayes. Sweet!!!

Thank Patrick G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit destination for visitors and Memphians. Unbelievably well presented store of the foundation for the MG sound. You’ll leave a bigger fan of Crop, Duck and the rest of the Stax regulars. You can feel the spirit of Otis and Shaft.

Thank diver520
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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!