National Civil Rights Museum- Lorraine MotelCurrently 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
- Happy Mexican
- South of Beale
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National Civil Rights Museum- Lorraine Motel, Memphis Reviews
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 love to see more exhibits here.
This place is a must see for EVERY American. What a great job chronicling the struggle for civil rights in this country. The preservation to the rooms and the exterior of the Lorraine Hotel is just amazing. You are truly standing on what feels like sacred ground when u come to view 306. Make the trip, bring the kids, and don't leave feeling the same way you did when you came in.
This is WORTH the money! You can literally stand just feet from where the fatal shot took it's final resting place. Hear words from Dr. Kings family, watch television broadcasts that bring you right into the moment. SO MOVING! Make sure to go in and watch the short video, on the other side is the rest of the museum! See the actual bus that Rosa Parks took her famous seat, you can actually pose for a picture right beside her! Great for all ages!
The experience was enlightening and exceptional. I visited the museum before and this experience was completely different. For anyone who hasn't visited, you must add this to your list of things to do. The staff was helpful and provided historical facts. The art work and the visuals were stimulating and thought provoking. I will be visiting again in the near future.
One of the best museums anywhere … Allow LOTS of time and be in the mindset where you are ready to absorb a lot. This museum is SO well done and so relevant. Hard as it might be, it is very important to stand near where Dr. King fell. And also to stand where his assassin fired. This is a mix of modern displays and actual historic places frozen in time. At the end someone tries to work in other agendas, which actually take away somewhat from what should be the sole focus, but that 2% does not ruin the experience. Make this a priority as you plan the historically significant places you want to see in your lifetime. Great BBQ is practically across the street, so you can keep your strength up partway through your visit and finish strong.