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National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel

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Address: 450 Mulberry St, Memphis, TN 38103-4214
Phone Number: +1 901-521-9699
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At the place of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'S death in 1968 in Memphis, TN,...

At the place of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'S death in 1968 in Memphis, TN, the National Civil Rights Museum is a renowned educational and cultural institution. The Museum chronicles the American Civil Rights Movement with compelling presentations of iconic exhibits, oral histories of lesser-known civil rights foot soldiers, and visceral, in-the-moment experiences. Visitors will learn through emotionally charged, multi-user, multi-touch interactives, and a visually engaging, contemporary exhibit design that guides you through five centuries of history. Bring the whole family.

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So much to see

You could spend many hours here taking it all in. There is so much to see, read, and listen to. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Ellenwood, Georgia
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Ellenwood, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You could spend many hours here taking it all in. There is so much to see, read, and listen to. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unpretentious, as it was during the time of Dr Martin Luther King, this landmark in American history is sure to remind you that history is not always made by the wealthy. The modesty of this place will remind you of the courage with which the participants in the Civil Rights movement fought for our rights and to ensure the principles... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An interesting place to visit while staying in Memphis. Definitely history... and worth seeing to understand what really happened

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

With the recent expansion, the museum brings great insight into civil rights issues in the US and globally. The museum brings the MLK story to life. You feel as if you were there.

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Millersville, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was so informative. Done with taste and respect. We were so impressed! The museum is part of the Lorraine Motel where Dr Martin Luther King was assassinated. Very moving tribute,

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Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went through the museum after going to see the site of the MLK assassination. Very well done museum. If you visit Memphis, you should definitely include this in your itinerary.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Absolutely loved visiting the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel. It is so much bigger on the inside than it appears on the outside. Very informative and put together so well. I especially loved that you could see inside MLK's hotel room and also visit across the street to see the location of where the shot came from.... More 

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We spent two hours here and really enjoyed it. This museum is of the hugest caliber and really brings to life the issues of the past. The couple minute movie clips at most stations and a great way to bring the exhibits to life.

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This museum reminds us all of the cruelty of slavery and the injustice of racism and that we must never tolerate either, ever! This is an excellent modern museum by any world standards. It is well laid out, has a wonderful mix of film, audio, audio-visual and interactive displays that give a sobering chronological description of slavery and the struggle... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had talked about going to the National Civil Rights Museum on a trip to Memphis 5 years ago, but decided not to go, as we thought "it might not be that interesting". Boy, were we wrong! On a recent trip through the South, we were returning home and decided to spend a day in Memphis to get some good... More 

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