The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, located at the Lorraine Motel, the assassination site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is a world-renowned cultural attraction that draws thousands of visitors each year.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. In 1982, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Foundation purchased the Lorraine Motel and started, in 1987, the construction of the museum that opened its doors to visitors in 1991.
An expansion project in 2001 added the Young and Morrow Building to the museum.
|Address:||450 Mulberry Street , Memphis, TN 38103|
|Exhibits:||The National Civil Rights Museum illustrates chapters of the fight for civil rights in the United Stated of America. The National Civil Rights Museum chronicles key episodes of the American civil rights movement and the legacy of this movement to inspire participation in civil and human rights efforts globally, through its collections, exhibitions, and educational programs.|
|Hours||Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Students w/id $10.00
Children 4-17 years $8.50
3 and under Free
Free Period Mondays after 3 p.m.
Hours and admission fees subject to change. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the museum in question before planning your visit.