National Civil Rights Museum- Lorraine Motel822 Votes Currently Closed
This is a complex of museums and historic buildings controlled and administered by the Civil rights Society. The museum and buildings are the symbols of the Civil Rights Movement from the 17th century to the present. The place is significant also because Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in front of this motel.
The first hotel here was a 16 room accommodation that was meant mostly to serve the up level Black clients. The place was from the very initial days the location for low scale Black residents and so the movement could gain force over here. The hotel was not only for guests but also for residents, who were mostly workers here. The last resident here was a black woman named Jaqueline Smith who used to be a house keeper here. It is known that she had locked herself in her room and had to be evicted after she was dismissed from work.
National Civil Rights Museum- Lorraine Motel Travel Tips
- There are loud speakers inside the museum for better hearing.
- Audio guides are available in the museum.
- The exhibits on the racial equality movement are the most remarkable.
Entrance Ticket Details For National Civil Rights Museum- Lorraine Motel
- $14 for seniors and students with ID.
- $12 for children from 4- 17 years.
- Free for 3 years and under.
- Free for members.
How to Reach National Civil Rights Museum- Lorraine Motel
- Bus number 39 till Second @ Butler
- Happy Mexican
- South of Beale
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42.5% of people who visit Memphis include National Civil Rights Museum- Lorraine Motel in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
49.09% of people start their National Civil Rights Museum- Lorraine Motel visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see National Civil Rights Museum- Lorraine Motel
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National Civil Rights Museum- Lorraine Motel Reviews & Ratings
Highly recommend this experience. There is an enormous amount of information & the overall experience is interactive & great. It is touching, eye opening & emotional. Definitely a must do experience. Make sure that you plan on several hours as there is a TON OF STUFF to see, read, do & experience. Well worth the price of admission.
Enjoyed every moment of it. Very educational, I would recommend that everyone visits at least once in their lifetime and take your family too. Also do not go late in the day, go as early as possible so that you will not be rushed. You really need to take your time to enjoy the full experience.
What an experience. The museum is set up beautifully. The exhibits are moving and educational. It's so much more than a museum just filled with things. Please go and support this amazing place
I love history. And even though this was a tragic part of History it is nonetheless history. And we should learn from history to have a more peaceful future. The exhibits there were very sad but informative about a time that was way before my time. And I hope to visit again next year
We witnessed a live walk through our history. I am humbled and grateful for this amazing experience today. Thank you for the sacrifice of many! I highly recommend that you visit this wonderful piece of history when you visit Memphis, Tennessee.