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The Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange

65 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
+1 901-531-7826
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Memphis Cotton Museum Admission and Audio Walking Tour
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
65 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
+1 901-531-7826
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an interesting introductory lecture by a young man Ben before meandering through the static exhibits of the cotton museum in the old cotton exchange building. Really gives one a good understanding of how the cotton industry in the US worked then and now.

Thank James H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cotton Museum is small but interesting. Gives the history of the cotton as an industry, not just about slaves.

Thank Shaymus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So listen, this tour is one hours... $10/person or $9 each if you check in on FB. But, touching 500 lb bags of stuffed cotton is quite amazing AND they have recordings of guys talking and trading stocks of cotton based on grade with waxed...More

Thank lakeMiGirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the former Cotton Exchange building in downtown Memphis; you pay to enter and watch a short video about how the Exchange worked with the history of cotton and cotton farming. There are static exhibits dating from the old days of the exchange which are...More

Thank CheckMan
Reviewed 29 July 2017

The Cotton Museum is a walk back in time to when work was done at the Memphis wharf and on Front Street instead of tourist strolling there. The museum's exhibits tell the story of the cotton trade, but what really draws you in to the...More

Thank Tina Z
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I come from a uk cotton town that thrived and died from spinning cotton. It was fascinating to see what happened to it before it got to Lancashire

Thank brianinfrance
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We have been to Memphis a few times but have not had opportunity to visit here Great place and provides an interesting history background to the cotton trade Make sure you check the opening times

Thank Nelli K
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This is not a huge museum but it gives lots of interesting info and stands in a very historical place for cotton in Memphis. The place seemed perfect for kids with its interactive displays. The young guide named Ben was very informative. I didn't have...More

Thank Peaneck
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

There are two sides to the museum, the history of cotton in the South and modern day farming. The museum is small and after some of the more extensive museums it is a nice break. I am scoring it a three only because by comparison...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We spent a week in Memphis, and this was by far the worst attraction we visited. There is "nothing" to the museum, for which the tour is terribly overpriced @ $10. There are only 2 small rooms. The first initially looks appealing with a mannequin...More

2  Thank mikesportsinfo
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