Hours of Operation:
Closed EVERY Tuesday
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
* Free Period for Tennessee residents with ID on Mondays except holidays (see below): 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours (June 1 – August 31):
Closed EVERY Tuesday
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Free Period (Mondays): 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
The museum is OPEN for tours on Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day holidays. Administrative offices are closed.
New Year’s Day
Seniors and Students w/ID – $9.00
Children 4-17 years – $8.00
3 and under – Free
Members – Free
Active Military with ID – Free
Free Period for Tennessee residents w/ID Mondays after 3 p.m.
* Prices subject to change, please call for latest information.
Free Period Policy*:
As The National Civil Rights Museum’s Community Commitment, we offer free admission Mondays from 3 p.m. until closing for Tennessee residents with state issued identification. Not applicable for tour groups & operators. This offer is NOT valid during nationally observed holidays and special events, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day and Columbus Day.
Site Significance and Use:
The museum’s most significant artifact is the façade of the historic Lorraine Motel. As such, preserved rooms 306 and 308, the courtyard, and the balcony of the museum are considered part of the exhibition experience.
Use of these spaces for events or programs, including use by outside entities, must be approved in advance and in writing by the Director of Education & Interpretation or the President.
The balcony may be used for access to the exhibits at rooms 306 and 308 only as a temporary measure during construction or other projects that necessitate a redirection of visitor traffic.
Use of Founders Park by outside entities requires approval consistent with facility use policies and procedures.
Cameras and Video:
Guests are free to post their museum experiences and photos on our social media pages (See social media icon links at the top right of each page). Please limit photography to NO-FLASH cameras, video, or cell phones. Excessive flash can damage some exhibit artifacts.
Media personnel, photojournalists and bloggers must be credentialed 48 hours in advance and requests should be sent to Communications Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (901) 521-9699, ext. 2292.
Group tours of 20 or more are eligible for an admission discount if tour is booked a minimum of two (2) weeks in advance. For guidelines visit our Group Tours page. For discount rate contact the Museum Group Sales Department. Call (901) 521-9699, ext. 2224 for more information and/or to schedule a tour.