Memphis Cotton Exchange Building56 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 65 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9015317826
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Family And Kids, Heritage Building
This Cotton Exchange building was a result of the growing demand of cotton in the city and suburbs. The traders realized that they needed a trading organization to fix up rules and regulations regarding cotton trade in the city. The building was set up as an administrative body in the cotton industry. The New York Cotton Exchange and the Orleans Cotton Exchange were there even before and were earning huge profits.
In the 1980’s the building was closed down to make place for computer trading. This also was later closed down and the building was remodeled to open the Cotton Museum. This is where you can get an insight into the techniques and procedures related to manufacturing and developing cotton. You will also see exhibits relating to the cotton industry of the yesteryears.
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3.03% of people who visit Memphis include Memphis Cotton Exchange Building in their plan
95% of people start their Memphis Cotton Exchange Building visit around 11 AM
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Memphis Cotton Exchange Building Reviews & Ratings
While very small... It was Very informative. Nice to hear documented commentary about how important the labor was to produce cotton for the entire world and how much money was made and still is made as a result
This is actually a very informative Museum. It covers the history of cotton in all its aspects. There are a lot of audio and video exhibits as well. Give yourself a couple of hours if you really want to experience all of it. Parking on the street is readily available, but bring some quarters.
My wife and I travel to visit museums. Although we learned a fair amount of about the cotton exchange, we can't really say that this museum was worth the trip. The largest thing we disliked was the price. Neither of us felt that the admission for the museum was worth it, being that it is a little over priced for what you got.
Well done museum. Small but I learned a lot.
Very nice to see such a detailed history of the past in Memphis.