National Civil Rights Museum

Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums



Map / Directions 10Best Says

Sightseeing, Museums: 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
Best Attractions & Activities: 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
Historic Sites, Attractions near FedExForum: One of the most emotionally moving museums in America, the National Civil Rights Museum chronicles the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers' strike...  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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  • 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."
  • 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."
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: Blues City's themed tours are informative and fun, especially their Elvis-focused sightseeing tour.
  • 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.
  • 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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