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  • Address: 450 Mulberry Street, Memphis 38103-4214, USA
  • Hours: Mon, Wed - Sat: 9am - 5pm (opens at 1pm on Sundays). Closed Tuesdays, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Dec 24 - 25, and Jan 1
  • Admission: Adults: US$13, Children(4-17yrs): US$9.50

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Memphis National Civil Rights Museum

Built around the former Lorraine Motel, where civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968, the National Civil Rights Museum immediately emits its cultural and historical significance to all who visit. The museum tells the story of African-American's struggle for independence and equality, dating from the arrival of the first Africans to the British colonies in 1619 to King's assassination.

A walk through the museum offers a sense of the nation's tumultuous legacy regarding the civil rights of African-Americans. Exhibits chronicle some of the most important episodes of the Civil Rights Movement, including the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision, the Little Rock Nine, Montgomery Bus Boycotts, and the famous Sit-Ins of the 1960s. Whether or not you are familiar with the history of the civil rights movement, the museum is a powerful testament to the sacrifices that ordinary Americans made in the name of freedom and equality for all.

Practical Info

The museum is located in the southern part of Memphis, and is a very short drive from most locations.

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Memphis African American Heritage Tour With Transportation, Memphis, null
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Memphis African American Heritage Tour With Transportation

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On the Memphis African American Heritage Tour, you'll visit two historical locations in Memphis- the National Civil Rights Museum and the Burkle Estate ...  Read more

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
The National Civil Rights Museum and History Combo Tour, Memphis, Museum Tickets & Passes
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The National Civil Rights Museum and History Combo Tour

This 4-hour tour includes the * Overview Tour , plus a visit to the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel .  This self-guided tour is a very ...  Read more

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.40
Stax Museum of American Soul and History Combo Tour, Memphis, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Stax Museum of American Soul and History Combo Tour

This 4-hour tour takes you to all the spots of our * Overview Tour and will also include a visit to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music right in the ...  Read more

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.40
African American History Tour of Memphis - Overview Tour, Memphis, Museum Tickets & Passes
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African American History Tour of Memphis - Overview Tour

On this 2-hour African American History tour, we will be your "conductor" and take you on a journey through Memphis that will be sure to open your eyes ...  Read more

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $31.80
Slave Haven: Underground Railroad Museum and History Combo Tour, Memphis, Historical & Heritage ... 
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Slave Haven: Underground Railroad Museum and History Combo Tour

This 4-hour tour is a combination of our * Overview Tour  and an opportunity to step back into the 1850's as you are guided through the antebellum home of a ...  Read more

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.40
Memphis City Tour with Optional Graceland Admission, Memphis, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Memphis City Tour with Optional Graceland Admission

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See top Memphis attractions on this narrated sightseeing tour that takes you along the Mississippi River. Pass Victorian homes, historical statues and cultural ...  Read more

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $24.00
Memphis Mojo Music Bus Tour, Memphis, City Packages
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Memphis Mojo Music Bus Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 154 Reviews

The Home of the Blues comes alive aboard Memphis' only Music Bus! Real Memphis musicians will show you the sights, make you laugh, and perform the music that ...  Read more

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Duration: 1.5 or 3 hours

From USD $30.59
Memphis City Tour and Riverboat Combo Experience, Memphis, Literary, Art & Music Tours
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Memphis City Tour and Riverboat Combo Experience

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

This combo tour will help you experience all Memphis has to offer. Our professional humorous guides will help you discover downtown Memphis and the Mississippi ...  Read more

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Duration: Flexible

From USD $66.00
City of Memphis Tour, Memphis, City Tours
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City of Memphis Tour

3 star rating: Worth doing 9 Reviews

Our professional, humorous guide will help you discover Memphis. Explore what Memphis has to offer the world with us. Discover our Musical and ...  Read more

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $24.00
Downtown Memphis Food Tour, Memphis, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Downtown Memphis Food Tour

Savor tastings at five popular eateries, interact with chefs and managers and sample a range of local flavors with this 2.5-hour guided tour. Between bites, ...  Read more

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $55.00

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