National Civil Rights Museum
The National Civil Rights Museum is one of the nation’s premier heritage and cultural museums and was established in 1991. The museum aims to share culture and lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement and also to explore how that era still shapes equality and freedom today worldwide. The building is located in the former Lorraine Motel, the site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s untimely assassination in 1968. Featured on the History Channel, CNN, USA Today, and the award-winning documentary The Witness, the National Civil Rights Museum is among the top 5% of accredited institutions in America.
Inside this museum, your group can walk through history and learn more about the difficult and rewarding period of change through interactive exhibits, historic collections, dynamic speakers, and special events. You will be able to take notice of the $27.5 million renovations that added 40 new films, oral histories, and interactive media to enhance your learning experience. Explore the 260 artifacts that span 5 centuries of history, from the beginning of slavery resistance in the 17th century to Jim Crow’s contribution to equality. Be sure to check out the many themed exhibits such as The Year They Walked and Is This America before hitting the gift shop and picking up your essential Civil Rights souvenir and "Eracism" shirt.