Pink Palace Museum

Explore Memphis's natural and cultural history in this mansion built by the founder of Piggly Wiggly, the country's first modern grocery store.

The Pink Palace Museum in Memphis

Learn about the history of M-town at the Pink Palace with permanent exhibits including a replica of the original Piggly Wiggly, 15th century Native American pottery, pre-Columbian artifacts, fossils and Clyde Park's miniature circus. History exhibits focus on the music and cotton history of the city, World War I and II, the evolving roles of women, African American Memphians, and 1920s house decor. 

In true palatial fashion there are several attractions on the grounds including the Sharpe Planetarium featuring a 165-seat theater with a domed ceiling and the Crew Training International 3D Giant Theater features a four-story high movable screen. Animal and nature enthusiasts can check out the Lichterman Nature Center and the Coon Creek Science Center. There are two historic homes open to the public: The Mallory-Neely House, a three-story Italianate Victorian mansion built in 1852 with 25 rooms and the Magevney House, an 1830s cottage and one of the city's oldest remaining residences.

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3050 Central Ave. Memphis TN 38111 U.S.


901-636-2362 Attraction’s Website

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