The National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, the assassination site of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., chronicles key episodes in the American civil rights movement and the legacy of this movement to inspire participation in civil and human rights efforts globally
A must see in Memphis! Make sure to do the audio tour. There is so much to read and the subject matter is intense so the audio tour helps balance things out so that you don't miss anything.
Really well done. Highly recommend a visit to this museum. Take your time. Maybe takes 3 hours to totally see it all. But it's worth it.
One of the best museums that I've visited! Don't miss the opportunity to come here and learn about black american history.
It's a great deep dive into the Civil Rights movement. Further, you can see Martin Luther Kings' room. You feel like being back in time. Great!
After the multi-million dollar renovation, this museum looks AMAZING! The museum takes you on a time line from the shipping of slaves to the U.S., up to and continuing past the civil rights movement.
A lot of great and moving footage.
The museum was breathtaking!
A great museum that will probably take 4 hours if you like to read and watch everything available. Very interactive and modern!
Fantastic experience and heartening that the facade survived to become a museum.
Of hopes and dreams, of challenge and change. It is an American story. The museum is built around the former Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King was assassinated on April 4, 1968.
Amazing museum. I felt like I was time traveling with the history and artifacts. It was great to learn this part of American history.
One of the BEST I've ever been to. You can't come to Memphis and not come here. Allow yourself 4 hours to see it all.
Really cool, interactive museum. Told an amazing story of American history.
A must when n Memphis. Love it so much history. 💯💯💯
This is an amazing place! Very recommended... leaves you speechless.
A MUST visit tourist stop!!! Here you'll see the Lorraine Motel, where Dr. Martin Luther King was murdered by James Earl Ray, among other significant aspects of American history.
Now this is a cool place
give yourself a lot of time for this one. so much to see and so much information to go along with each artifact/exhibit. all interesting!
Not to be missed when visiting Memphis. Prepare to spend a few hours in the museum and the former boarding house across the street. A fascinating, and somber, tour through African American history.
History, History, and more History
The best thing I on my road trip was to stop here! Make sure you have afew hours to spend
A lot of interesting, informative information...
Being here was so surreal for me!! It's like a piece of history stood still for us to see...however not in the best of times.
I like what they've done with the place. The museum is open every day except Tuesday, but they have nice interactive videos on the plaza outside that can be seen night or day.
Now reopened after renovations. TN residents with ID get in for free on most Mondays from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
During the summer, the museum stays open until 6 p.m. instead of 5 p.m. Also, you can get in for free on most Mondays from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. with a Tennessee state I.D.
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Learn amazing facts about civil rights history in America. Interestingly enough, the last resident of the Lorraine Motel is there daily. Take a tissue, though, it's an emotional rollercoaster.
The Stanley Cup visit in April of 2004
In April of 2004 I was honored to bring the Stanley Cup. Hockey is for everybody and this was for you Mr. Willie O'Ree!
Traces the history of the Civil Rights Movement from the 17th century to present. Celebrate Black History by checking out these noteable African American contributions: http://bet.us/BHM
Main museum is closed until spring 2013 for renovations, but still lots of history to see.
Awesum!!....a must see
Majority of the museum (all of it housed in the Lorraine Motel side) will be closed for renovations until January 2014
Don't miss The Witness (documentary)...they announce the starting times.
Every family reunion in the State will be here each Saturday morning. Avoid those times.
The exhibits include a great amount of information and history on Civil Rights, but the moving documentary on MLK Jr. you cannot miss! There will be an announcement when the film is about to start!
The largest collections of Bible Characters of color was apart of a lawsuit, in 1980a bid at $1mill for her oil paintings on https://www.facebook.com/madinah.gharib
biblical+arab and Native American art..Valued at 20,000.00 back in 1985. with the church of god and christ. It is documented in court in Hartford Court
Allow yourself about three hours for this museum and get lost in the history.
Get the deal for this museum and the Staxx Soul museum. You save some money and get to check out two amazing historical spots in Memphis.
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Visiting for Black History Month? Check out the temp exhibit, For All The World To See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights, which examines the visual aspect of Southern race struggles
The Word (open mic poetry w/ live soul band) starts at 8:30p, doors open at 7:30 this and EVERY Monday night! $5 admission all night
The women protesting across the street is right.