National Civil Rights Museum- Lorraine Motel

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: 450 Mulberry St, Memphis, TN 38103, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-9015219699
  • Ticket Price: 15 USD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Hotel, Museum, History Museum, Historical Site, Family And Kids

National Civil Rights Museum- Lorraine Motel - Review

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 Information

  • 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.

National Civil Rights Museum- Lorraine Motel Ticket Prices

  • $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 by Public Transport

  • Bus number 39 till Second @ Butler

Restaurants Near National Civil Rights Museum- Lorraine Motel

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  • South of Beale

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  • National Civil Rights Museum- Lorraine Motel Address: 450 Mulberry St, Memphis, TN 38103, United States
  • National Civil Rights Museum- Lorraine Motel Contact Number: +1-9015219699
  • National Civil Rights Museum- Lorraine Motel Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • National Civil Rights Museum- Lorraine Motel Price: 15 USD
  • Best time to visit National Civil Rights Museum- Lorraine Motel(preferred time): 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit National Civil Rights Museum- Lorraine Motel: 03:00 Hrs
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  • How can I accurately describe an emotional and moving experience? The museum is a national treasure similar to the Smithsonian but maybe more important. There is so much to take in, one time is not enough. To be practical, reading all the exhibits is not going to happen. So you take it in, what you can and experience the museum in your own way. This museum is not all about Dr. Martin Luther King, it is about civil rights. My wife from Burma asked a black couple "what does civil rights mean to you?" They responded "freedom." We followed each other through the museum, a memorable moment took place when our friends from Miami and I stood in the very bus the honorable Rosa Parks was defiant, thrown off and arrested for not moving to the back. The museum presents this moment in history so well that my new friends and I were moved at once, almost speechless. We looked at each other and said "she was very brave." The museum reminds us how far we've come, and possibly how much more work there is to do.

  • I must say I was stunned at this museum. From the outside, it didn't seem like much, but it quickly turned into a very enriching experience for me. The exhibits are not only visually stunning, you can't help but notice the time, care, and effort put into the displays. From the beginning you're hit by the history, which starts from the slave trade and takes you on the journey through the civil rights movement in the 60's. I can't speak highly enough of the staff. Professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. I plan on going back and taking a guided tour, just to get those little tidbits of info you miss out on. If you're in Memphis, you should stop in. Discounts for vets if you have an ID Card. Even without the discount, it's worth visiting. My money will be going in for a membership. I would live to see more exhibits here.

  • Very thorough museum. Visually stunning but also a lot to read in each room/exhibit. This is great for adults but I think kids would be a bit overwhelmed and may lose interest. I wouldn't say don't bring kids because there are plenty of things geared towards kids throughout the museum but do be prepared to do a fair amount of explanation. Overall a great and well put together museum that clearly defines a fight for equality in an impactful way.

  • Wow, this museum is Smithsonian Quality- so much information, and such an important place to have it as well. The front of the building allows visitors to take a step back in time to honor Dr Martin Luther King, Jr at the site of his assassination. From there, the museum takes visitors through the journey of civil rights from various angles, from education, right to work, voting rights, rights we take for granted every day like being served in restaurants, on buses or theaters. We needed far more than the recommended 2 hours to visit, there is a lot packed in, but it is all extremely important and necessary to learn about. Thank you.

  • A good afternoon filled with knowledge. The museum is well put together with a combination of pictures, media, artifacts, and sculptures. I started off reading most and then walked next to a tour which was really nice as it complimented the writing. I read everything and spent over two hours in the main part. The ticket price of $16 covers the entrance to the main section and the legacy part. By the time I reached the legacy party I was tired. Too tired to read all the writing but it was interesting to see where the shot came from. The museum comes with a car parking. So I recommend parking, going to get a snack, go to museum and then head for a heavier meal.

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