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National Civil Rights Museum

450 Mulberry St, Memphis, Tennessee 38103 USA

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“At the assassination site of Martin Luther King”

The National Civil Rights Museum, located at the Lorraine Motel, the assassination site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., chronicles key episodes of the American civil rights movement  and the legacy of this movement to inspire participation in civil and human rights efforts globally, through our collections, exhibitions, and educational programs. Dedicated on September 28, 1991, the Museum exists to assist the public in understanding the lessons of the Civil Rights Movement and its impact and influence on human rights movements worldwide, through its collections, exhibitions, research and educational programs. It chronicles the civil rights movement from 1619 to 2000 with historical exhibits, including Room 306, the hotel room where Dr. King stayed in April of 1968.

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Reviewed by
Dagoondock

  • 7 Reviews
  • 9 Helpful
August 13, 2014
Rated 4.0

Like walking through a time machine. This place should be a requirement for every child growing up in America. It was powerful and is undoubtedly a must stop if going through Memphis

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Austin Coop

  • 487 Reviews
  • 415 Helpful
July 02, 2014
Rated 4.0

It has been expanded a TON since my last visit, but even when it was smaller it was one of the most powerful places I'd ever been. They've kept the exterior of the motel the same as it was the day MLK was assassinated, and just seeing that will give you chills. History comes alive here. If you're visiting Memphis with children you MUST visit this museum. One of the most incredible museums I've ever visited.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
roadtripbubba

  • 17 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
October 23, 2015
Rated 5.0

The content had such a profound impact on us-we were actually overwhelmed with information. The displays are almost too busy and too numerous for a single walkthrough.
The commercialization represented by the gift shops that you must exit through is tacky and reminded us of a Disney theme park-certainly the history of civil rights struggles merits a classier treatment!

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
JenniMitchell

  • 21 Reviews
  • 10 Helpful
August 28, 2015
Rated 5.0

This place is a must do for anyone in the Memphis area. Very powerful interactive exhibits that will keep you fighting back your tears. My children learned a lot.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
mathmartin

  • 6 Reviews
  • 9 Helpful
July 21, 2015
Rated 5.0

A powerful place to visit. We were told the the tour would take about 2 hours, but we could have spent at least twice that seeing all the exhibits. Seeing the motel room left as it was the day of the assassination leaves you speechless.

2 people found this review helpful

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usaoverland.com

  • 1 Review
  • 2 Helpful
January 18, 2014

the location of where MLK was shot and now a powerful civil rights museum. i bring people here every time i come to Memphis, don't miss out on this real life american history lesson.

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Reviewed by
Kimberly Wren

  • 8 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
December 09, 2015
Rated 5.0

This place is AMAZING. Such historical value. Definitely a must-see for anyone who appreciates history.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
sbrown

  • 6 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 28, 2017
Rated 4.0

It was such a feeling to be in the place that a great man once was at, I was so glad that I was able to stop and show my respects.

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Laia

  • 7 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
May 25, 2017
Rated 5.0

Amazing and valuable place. So happy it exists. A MUST for every single one.

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Reviewed by
Ric Turley

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May 22, 2017

Sad I won't get to see this. I continue to avoid Tennessee as they continue to resist civil rights.

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National Civil Rights Museum

450 Mulberry St
Memphis, Tennessee
38103 USA

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  • Mon, Wed - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
  • Street Parking
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    • 3pm
  • Check-Out
    • 11am

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