National Civil Rights Museum

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450 Mulberry Street, Memphis, TN, USA
(901) 521-9699

National Civil Rights Museum Memphis Reviews

vulindlela vulindle…
135 reviews
A must see Jul 25, 2014
The museum is located at the site of the Lorraine Motel, which is the site of the Martin Luther King assassination, which occurred on April 4, 1968.

They have kept the motel, and even his room 306 in the exact shape of that awful day.

The museum is very well put together and the exhibits very moving. I suggest about 2 hours at the least for a visit.

Entrance fee for adults is $15 and parking is free around the facility.

This is an absolute must see when in Memphis.

There are strict photography rules inside the museum and I chose to respect them.
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neutrinodeathray neutrino…
10 reviews
Fascinating museum Mar 17, 2010
Very interesting museum to visit. I particularly liked the documentary film they have focusing on Dr. King. I found it quite an emotional experience reading about how the civil rights movement has progressed in the US.
doxtxob doxtxob
8 reviews
Exciting Location Oct 29, 2008
What I find very exciting is that the National Civil Rights Museum is at a location where history was made. The majority of the museum is in the former Lorraine Motel, where Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated. The room in which he stayed that night is decorated as if he had just left. A smaller part of the exhibits is housed across the street, from where the alledged assassin had shot Dr. Martin Luther King. What a great spot to commemmorate Dr. King and to teach the history of civil rights in the United States. When I was there a few years ago, I found that there is a lot of information that needs to be read in order to appreciate the topic fully. That might require some extra time to read. If you are not extremely interested in the topic of civil rights, the text to read might bore the one or the other person.

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