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National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel

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Address: 450 Mulberry St, Memphis, TN 38103-4214
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+1 901-521-9699
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Wed - Mon 09:00 - 17:00
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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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To visit this place was a wonderful experience and an uplifting view of the strength of people facing dreadful adversity.I found it deeply moving and a credit to all the brave... read more

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

To visit this place was a wonderful experience and an uplifting view of the strength of people facing dreadful adversity.I found it deeply moving and a credit to all the brave people who have achieved so much

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Needham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband hates museums, and he loved this one! I go to museums everywhere I visit and NOTHING can compare. Last time I was there was about 10 years ago, and it's had a major overhaul which really improved the experience. So if you haven't been a while, make sure to go back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

WOW! This is most definitely a place that everyone should visit. I just visited yesterday and im still at a loss for words on how to describe just how moving this museum is! There is just so much detail here and it is so thorough and emotionally moving. The exhibits walks you straight through to MLK jr's room, where he... More 

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We went there to just take pictures and ending up staying for about 3 hrs. They did a wonderful job in keeping the hotel in its original setting and made it into a museum. The highlight of our trip.

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Marion, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was moved by how powerfully they tell the story of the Civil Rights Movement and the story of Dr. King. The timeline is from pre Civil Way through current times. There is a lot of information, and things to see and do. Since there is so much reading, children younger than middle school may rush adults through the museum.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum was amazing! We were not expecting it to be as thorough and emotionally stirring. We were there for about 15-20 minutes when one of the tour guides came in to warn us that we were only at the 3rd exhibit of 25! I'll only discuss a few features of a couple of exhibits but all 25 were astonishing.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I grew up in Memphis and visited only one time before I moved away. On a recent visit back home, we decided to go take family who had never been. I was simply blown away. They did a fantastic job of taking you through the journey of the civil rights movement. They also remind us that slavery is still very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was high on my list when I decided to go to the Deep South. Be in a place where history was written and meet people from all over the world was amazing. To see how African-Americans told their children about their ancestors was very emotional. Museum has a fantastic set up with images, artefacts, video etc. With all what... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my second visit to this museum this year (I didn't allow enough time on my first visit) and I remain very impressed. Apart from the historical significance of the buildings the lay out of the museum and the exhibits are first rate. As a white bloke this is an uncomfortable place to visit because it obviously charts the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is based around the Lorraine motel where Martin Luther King Jr. Was assassinated. The museum itself is vast and we spent about four hours here. It is steeped in history and includes an art exhibition and three buses inside including the one burnt in the freedom ride riots. It's steeped in history and incredibly interesting, definitely a must... More 

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