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Stax Museum of American Soul Music

926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38106-3338
+1 901-261-6338
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Stax Museum of American Soul Music Admission
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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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926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38106-3338
+1 901-261-6338
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stax is no longer an operating studio, but the museum is very interesting! Learn about how this small studio rose to fame and the musicians that called this place home. Very thorough history of soul music and how it continues to influence main stream music...More

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed learning the history of STAX. Did not realize how many of the original artists had started their careers in Memphis. The displays and memorabilia were fantastic.

Thank TerryW2215
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stax records was a major factor in the creation of Southern soul and Memphis soul music. Stax also released gospel, funk, jazz, and blues recordings. It was renowned for its output of blues music. The label was founded by two siblings and business partners, Jim...More

Thank Begonia3
Reviewed 1 week ago

For an English guy who watched open-mouthed as a teenager when the 1967 European tour was shown on tv and realised that music was not all about the Beatles and Herman's Hermits(!) this was a must for me in Memphis. I was not disappointed. Really...More

Thank davidhR1133WZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't believe this isn't a top three sight for Memphis! This is a fantastic museum and has a sweet little gift shop. Do not miss this gem! Parking is free and plentiful.

Thank Linda4490
Reviewed 1 week ago

These museums provided us with a peek into history for a look at what was happening during the time that caused these events to occur. It almost make us wish for the simpler times again.

Thank Ronnie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a few hours in the museum reading placards on various exhibits; I was captivated by the things I learned. Whereas I had some knowledge going into the museum, what I learned excited me that much more. The music that played in the background...More

Thank G9850EVpaulg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately, the building is not the original. But the history and artifacts (check out the Cadillac!) made this visit a must-see.

Thank babs W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe the highlight of my trip to Memphis! The music that you hear and the story that you are told are moving!

Thank tonytuna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although it's on the original site, it would have been nice to be in the original building. However, this place is full of history. I especially love how Stax records was built on a love for music without racial boundaries. Just musicians doing what they...More

Thank D J
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15 July 2017|
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Response from Judithelen | Reviewed this property |
I do not know....proably not probablyonly service dogs,,,contact the museum
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!