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National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel: Tours & Tickets

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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...more
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450 Mulberry St, Memphis, TN 38103-4214
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Every American needs to visit this museum. It is a vivid, moving, vital part of our American history. Save at least 3-4 hours to read, learn and reflect. This is an absolute must for everyone!

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My purpose for coming to Memphis was for this museum and to see where Dr. King was assassinated. It was somber yet a good exhibit.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank tonjab134
Reviewed yesterday

Another must visit while in Memphis. Take your time during the museum visit as it could take you over 4 hours to capture just some of the information displayed. Very emotional but inspiring.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Gary C
Reviewed 2 days ago

I really enjoyed the museum. It was informative and interactive. I especially liked that it was created at the hotel where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated and you get to see the two rooms where he spent his last moments. It is a powerful...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank lat2001
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife, the history major, mentioned how much she learned. Presentation of info is well done. There were a lot of people moving through together which made seeing some of the displays difficult. Not many places to sit. Recommend a visit to get a knew...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Greg C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You really need three hours to go through this but we only had 1 hour and still learned so much. I love the flow of the museum. So much history covered. Very emotional stuff. Each area really grabs your attention. Everyone needs to go to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank mwacker7
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

At the Civil Rights Museum the history you get is incredible. Actual period material to see and we’ll done. You get a much better understanding of MLK shooting and players. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank domtt62
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's been 50 years since the assination of Martin Luther King and this museum preserves the background and history behind this historic even. The museum starts with some background history about the South and the business of slavery. It chronicles this aspect of the history...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank giftedelaine
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came a bit late. We needed more than two hours to take in all of the information. Very riveting! Can’t wait to return!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank JenC792015
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum chronicles the horrific history of the brutality and vast scope of the crime of slavery. The historical data is shocking as the numbers speak of widespread abuse. The presentation is both enlightening and disturbing. To learn how disgusting so many American politicians and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from cccparten | Reviewed this property |
$16 adults $13 kids 4 years and under free
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Scooters will be there if people leave them there. I've never rented one, but I've seen them all over town.
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Response from furrydogmom | Reviewed this property |
It depends on whether you want to read everything. It was more information than we could handle in one visit, but still stayed for a couple hours. There is no food on site, but it is right next to central barbecue, a great... More
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