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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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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 2 days ago

This was a great collection of music history!! The clothes, records, recording equipment was priceless!! It displayed how black and whites came together and made beautiful music. However, it all changed after the assassination of Dr. MLK. There is an area where Soul Train was...More

Thank prtdiva
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you love music you will enjoy this musuem. Clothing, music videos and other artifacts to enjoy from that time.

Thank Ml M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well done museum for music lovers of the time period 1960-1970s. Can't believe the amount of hits that came out of here. Your takes about a hour and a half.

Thank Marci A
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you like music, this is a must because this is where most of the soul music originated, Issac Hayes, Otis Redding, Ike & tia turner, James Brown and so own, We learned a lot about Soul Music and how Memphis was the Hub. There...More

Thank Willie H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was my second visit. I wanted to bring my wife, who is also a music fanatic. Her reaction at the end of the visit? "I only wish there was more!" Not in a negative sense. We just didn't want the story to end. Anybody...More

Thank pkingnews
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife visited this on our travels and had the history of this studio told to us by a local. The music that had been made from this studio was amazing.

Thank Greg H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum it took my husband and I way back in time, and our fifteen year old has a better understanding of the music from our error and our parents error. Absolutely loved it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour really gave me the chills as a person who grew up on this music but it did my heart good to see so many young people actively interested in the music and the exhibits. While stax artists are prominently featured the Motown folks and...More

Thank viscontigirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a excellent place to learn about the development of the soul music/country and jazz. The store is also a good place to find some of the rare music titles, especially for those which is on sales, you will not be able to find...More

Thank Kevin N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved this museum. Such a wonderful place to stop and see the progression of soul music recording in Memphis. Watch the video at the start of your tour, informational. We toured though the museum at our own pace, we didn't have a guide. Very...More

Thank Mrsteacherlady
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15 July 2017|
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Response from mrba2015 | Reviewed this property |
Not totally sure but I saw a notice about service dogs so I would guess probably not. Hope this helps.
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!