National Civil Rights Museum- Lorraine Motel, Memphis

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About National Civil Rights Museum- Lorraine Motel, Memphis

National Civil Rights Museum- Lorraine Motel, Memphis - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 450 Mulberry St, Memphis, TN 38103, United States

Phone: +1-9015219699

Ticket Price: 15 USD

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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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

  • Happy Mexican
  • Spindini
  • South of Beale

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  • This place was awesome. So much interesting history and information. The Lorraine Hotel in room where Martin Luther King jr. Was shot is spectacular. They have done a wonderful job of preserving it. You can see right across the street where the shot was fired from. Very interesting to see firsthand. I would say that if you don't want to pay the admission to the museum, it's still worth going to see the memorial and hotel which is located on the same grounds.

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  • Awesome museum. Does a great job of bridging the civil rights movement of the past with today. Please bring your children and families and teach them that every person matters no matter the color of their skin. Everyone should go to the Civil Rights Museum

  • Excellent Museum well put together. The museum is laid out in several formats and genre in which the entire story of black oppression and the Civil Rights Movement unfolds eloquently capturing time line from the early 1500's slave trade up to the conviction of the murderer of Martin Luther King (God Rest his soul) and Beyond. Plan for a multi-hour visit and possibly and follow up other day visit, so much history and information packed into layers and layers of artistic and creative displays documentation photographs building preservation in true-to-life forms including bus and automobile

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  • Will worth the trip. Great. Everything was nice. Great customer service. It was crowed but everything moved along great. Go see it.

  • Beautiful, heart wrenching, educating place. I spent five hours there, the museum covers not only major events but everything that happened since the slavery began until Martin Luther King's death. It's poignant and very eye opening. Highly recommending going there. The entrance fee was about 14$ if I remember well and it is not a steal at all considering the size of the exhibition.

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