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Stax Museum of American Soul Music: Tours & Tickets

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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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...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38106-3338
+1 901-261-6338
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

From the introduction to the museum giving a brief history by Iona Green to the film and then exploring all different aspects we were in heaven. Such memories listening to so much amazing music. So good to now know the history. I would so recommend...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank redhead286
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stax was just an awesome experience. The staff was very knowledgeable, the facility was incredible, and the time we spent there just flew by. The people/groups that went through Stax were outstanding. I loved everything about this place and I would strongly suggest you go...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank wheatonnitz
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you like the music, you'll love the museum. The original studio has been re-created, and includes some gems like an original tape recorder used for Otis Redding's sessions, and the organ played by Booker T on the recording of "Green Onions". Some of the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Sunman239
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was beyond impressed with this museum. It's in a sketchy part of town, however, they have a nice parking lot adjacent to the Music School they support. This place is a trip down memory lane! The great musicians that got their start at Stax...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 232darlenek
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We loved that they played the artists music throughout the museum. Our kids loved the section where they could dance. The museum was very informative. We will definitely return when we can go slower. It is self guided, which I appreciate. Also, our kids were...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank quentreces
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wow. This place has so much connected to the Blues and Soul music. We learned so much and enjoyed hearing the music as we walked through. Be sure to see the Caddy! Great gift shop with well designed t-shirts too. Also has easy free parking...More

Thank etravelhome
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must-see if you're in Memphis (this was actually our second visit). You could drive or take a cab from downtown. The museum is really well laid out, taking you through the Stax journey. There is some great memorabilia, the highlight of which...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jo W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with my husband while visiting Memphis. Wasn’t top of our list of things to do as we only had a couple of days and wanted to do so much! This was an amazing insight into the foundation of soul music, so much memorabilia and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank JennyIng
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never knew how much this place help form the music world. Well worth the time as I left with a new appreciation for the Blues Artist. Their music told stories.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Safari166160
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful view into the fantastic historic significance of what i consider to be the best Soul Music ever recorded .from Artists like Booker T and Otis Redding to Sam and Dave ...the list of legends is endless.It unfortunately is a little outside of downtown and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Michelle M
26 September 2019|
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Response from Mersey B | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but the staff are very helpful I’m sure there will be a facility available
28 August 2019|
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Response from jhatwo | Reviewed this property |
to be sure..you should call and reserve...
valarie j
13 August 2019|
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Response from rs49ss47 | Reviewed this property |
The hours are Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m. -5 p.m.- as others have indicated.