National Civil Rights Museum

Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums



Map / Directions 10Best Says

The National Civil Rights Museum underwent a year-long, multi-million dollar rebirth, re-opening the full museum in 2014 with more interactivity, deeper exhibits, and an even better telling of the...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

  • Jun: -; Aug  Mon,; Wed-Sat; 9am-6pm
  • Sun: 1pm-6pm Sep; -; May  Mon,; Wed-Sat; 9am-5pm
  • Sun: 1pm-5pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Adult $13; Senior (55+) $11; Student $11; Child (4-17) $9.50

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  • Best Attractions & Activities, Historic Sites, Attractions near FedExForum: "A good read before visiting the museum is Hellhound on His Trail by Memphian Hampton Sides. It tells the back story of James Earl Ray and offers a fantastic historical perspective of the assassination."
  • Sightseeing, Museums: "A great read before visiting the museum is Hellhound on His Trail by Memphian Hampton Sides. It tells the back story of James Earl Ray and offers a fantastic historical perspective of the assassination."
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: The Civil Rights Museum is without a doubt one of the country's best museums, thanks to its frank chronicling of one of America's darkest periods.
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  • Best for Museums Because: The museum brings the best and the worst of the civil rights era to its visitors.
  • Best for Historic Sites Because: This Lorraine Motel portion of the museum is one of the country's most important historic sites of the 20th century.
  • Best for Attractions near FedExForum Because: The museum is just a short walk from the Forum into the trendy South Main neighborhood.

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