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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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USD 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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
926 E. McLemore Avenue, Memphis, TN 38106-3338
+1 901-261-6338
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Reviewed 3 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 3 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 4 days 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.

1  Thank Effingger
Reviewed 4 days 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 4 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is incredible and so many people overlook it to go to Graceland and Beale Street. My advice is to make this your first and priority stop in Memphis. Ok, sure; go to Graceland, too. And all the other Memphis sites like Sun Records...More

1  Thank Buck515151
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in to music this is a must see. It gives you a wonderful overview of the origin of music in the early days of rock and roll, blues, etc. It includes a lot of artifacts and original items from the many stars...More

Thank Phil1003
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Stax Museum on a Tuesday and thoroughly enjoyed it. After a short film presentation, you are able to go thru at your own pace. Such history and entertainment within the museum. We were also fortunate enough to catch some of the graduates...More

Thank wddixon57
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very interesting place to visit, if you like sole music. At Staxx there was no such thing as black and white it was men and women that loved to make music and enjoyed being around each other. A lot of history here...More

Thank oklahomafire2017
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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!