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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 1 week ago via mobile

I was a great fan of Stax when younger so I was looking forward to this visit. I was not disappointed. Starting with an excellent 20 minute film introduction the museum then gives you a comprehensive look at the label and it's stars. In a...More

Thank STFC69
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was worth the time but the museum is quick. The actual film you watch takes more time than the tour of the museum. Lots of history here and great things to see. The original place was torn down so this has been rebuilt and they...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative! Customer-service friendly and price was right. The management opened on Monday especially to accommodate our group! Kudos

Thank Wanda G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Sun Studios earlier in the same day that I visited the Stax museum so I was able to compare them apples to apples and by far to me the better and more interesting value of the two was Stax. Not to mention...More

Thank beernutz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For anyone with an interest in music this is a great place to visit. There were plenty of artifacts and activities, even for the kids who weren't as familiar with some of the music. Very well done and worth the time.

Thank Amydwoodward
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very interesting place to visit. The name comes from Stuart and Axton his sister. There's lots to see here so don't miss out just take your time and wander around at your leisure. Well worth a visit.

Thank mrba2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unlike Sun Studio this is not in the original Stax records building but it is on the same site. Well worth going if you like Soul Music - a really clear idea of the history of soul and how this record label discovered Otis Redding,...More

Thank Victoria K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stax, along with Sun Records, is a must see for any musician or music lover. Just excellent! The extensive record collection alone is well worth the price of admission. Do yourself a favor and schedule Stax and Sun back-to-back!

Thank sheilaned
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like Motown you love the stax museum great place for family reunion and children.. My cousin dance the whole time there.

Thank tillievacationtogo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well laid out, and a fascinating story, with knowledgeable guides and very helpful. Brilliant visit, and really made our stay in Memphis worthwhile

Thank Philip D
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jim k
About how long is the tour? Thanks
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
Is there a charge for parking?
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!
Do they have parking?
21 October 2016|
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Response from Craig T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, in back of the building. Security is present also