National Civil Rights Museum

The museum, found in the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in 1968, houses Civil Rights movement memorabilia.

The Lorraine Motel, site of the National Civil Rights Museum

The complex includes historic buildings that contributed to the Civil Rights Movement most notably the former Lorraine Motel and two other adjacent buildings connected to Dr. King's assassination. The museum houses 260 artifacts, 40 films, interactive media and oral histories spanning the Civil War and reconstruction,  the Jim Crow era and landmark events throughout the late 20th century. Learn more about famed Civil Rights leaders involved in the Montgomery Bus boycott with three-dimensional figures including one of Rosa Parks in the bus and slavery in America from 1619-1861 with a graphic exhibit as well as an immersive experience of the sit-in with the original lunch counter and three-dimensional figures. 

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450 Mulberry St. Memphis TN 38103 U.S.


901-521-9699 Attraction’s Website

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