See & Do
You could say South Main is almost eerily preserved - and in a way, it is, as time stood still for this section of the city when Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed on April 4, 1968.
His legacy is celebrated, and his death examined, at the National Civil Rights Museum, housed in the former Lorraine Motel - the site of King's assassination - and the boarding house where gunman James Earl Ray fired from. This is the must-hit museum in Memphis.
The Center for Southern Folklore tells the stories of the South throuhgh folk art, music and story-telling. And the monthly Friday Night Trolley Tour is an excellent way to explore the neighborhood. On the last Friday of each month, neighborhood businesses throw open their doors until 9 p.m., offering live music, special discounts, wine & cheese, and much more. The neighborhood buzzes with a hip, artsy vibe - and you can catch the trolley anywhere along the route and ride it for FREE!