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National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel

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Address: 450 Mulberry St., Memphis, TN 38103
Phone Number: +1 901-521-9699
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At the place of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'S death in 1968 in Memphis, TN,...

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 of iconic exhibits, oral histories of lesser-known civil rights foot soldiers, and visceral, in-the-moment experiences. Visitors will learn through emotionally charged, multi-user, multi-touch interactives, and a visually engaging, contemporary exhibit design that guides you through five centuries of history. Bring the whole family.

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USD 42.40*
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The National Civil Rights Museum and History Combo Tour
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USD 60.00*
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Memphis African American Heritage Tour With Transportation
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African American History Tour of Memphis - Overview Tour

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We spent two hours here and really enjoyed it. This museum is of the hugest caliber and really brings to life the issues of the past. The couple minute movie clips at most... read more

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Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent two hours here and really enjoyed it. This museum is of the hugest caliber and really brings to life the issues of the past. The couple minute movie clips at most stations and a great way to bring the exhibits to life.

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Melbourne, Australia
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This museum reminds us all of the cruelty of slavery and the injustice of racism and that we must never tolerate either, ever! This is an excellent modern museum by any world standards. It is well laid out, has a wonderful mix of film, audio, audio-visual and interactive displays that give a sobering chronological description of slavery and the struggle... More 

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Marquette, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had talked about going to the National Civil Rights Museum on a trip to Memphis 5 years ago, but decided not to go, as we thought "it might not be that interesting". Boy, were we wrong! On a recent trip through the South, we were returning home and decided to spend a day in Memphis to get some good... More 

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Fairfield Glade, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great museum to visit in Memphis Memphis. Can not recommend it high enough. One of the best museums I have ever visited.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The National Civil Rights Museum is located at the Lorriane Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr was assassinated in 1968 - the location alone speaks volumes. The museum layout and exhibit presentation is extremely well done. The stories of bravery and courage of those who fought and are still fighting today for equality and freedom in our Nation is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must. I go every time I am in Memphis. A difficult and important part of American history that is laid out thoughtfully and experiencially. The tour tells the story chronoloically - from slavery, to emancipation, to modern civic rights - in a very personal way. The uniforms, letters and personal items from slaves were chilling, as was... More 

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This was included in the itinerary for a city tour otherwise we probably wouldn't have visited - but really glad we did. The museum is very well laid out - but there is so much to read/look at/take in that you need quite a while or a repeat visit to absorb all the information There was a street demonstration while... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to better displayed museums but this content was unbelievable. That's how I feel. In disbelief that this stuff went on and although in a much lesser degree still does. Spend the time and do it. Everyone should experience it.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited the museum on the day before Thanksgiving. The staff was professional, very friendly, helpful, and gracious. The museum was very impressive from start to finish. It was an excellent recounting of the plight of enslaved Africans from the middle passage to present day America. One could feel the pain, the horror, the frustration, and the jubilation that must have... More 

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This was a good experience I always read about it and seen the movie but to see it in person is really different from the hotel to the museum I really enjoyed it this apart of history

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