The Museum Will Close early on October 18 and 19
in Preparation for the Freedom Award.

Museum Hours on Wed., Oct. 18 are 9:00am - 1:00pm.
Museum Hours on Thurs., Oct. 19 are 9:00am - 3:00pm.

JOIN US for the 26th Freedom Award on October 19
at The Orpheum Theatre –
 New venue, new format!

 

How to Get Here

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National Civil Rights Museum

450 Mulberry Street Memphis, TN 38103 (901)521-9699

Hours and admission

Monday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.


Adult $16.00
Seniors & Students w/ID $14.00
Children 5–17 years $13.00
4 and under Free
Members, Active Military  

Free

Pledge for Peace

 

 

Accessibility

With at least two weeks’ notice, the museum offers complimentary tour guide and sign-language interpretation for hearing-impaired guests.  With 48-hours’ notice, the museum offers complimentary tour guide interpretation for visually-impaired guests.

To arrange a tour guide for hearing or visually impaired guests, contact Guest Services at (901) 521-9699or email dhubbardsmith@civilrightsmuseum.org. These groups are limited to no more than ten people per tour guide.

For hearing-impaired guests, assisted listening devices for the museum’s two main theater experiences and transcripts for audio elements within the exhibitions are available upon request at the admissions desk. All films have open captions at the bottom of the screen.  Trained service animals are welcome to accompany guests who require their assistance due to a disability. All other pets or animals are not permitted in the museum.

Security Screenings

All guests entering the National Civil Rights Museum are subject to a screening process. The National Civil Rights Museum reserves the right to inspect all guest’s packages, purses, backpacks, fanny packs and other bags prior to entering the museum. Sharp objects more than 2.5 inches long, weapons and illegal contraband will not be permitted in the museum. Please leave and secure any unnecessary articles in your vehicle to expedite your entry. Oversize bags brought into the museum must be checked with security. Animals are not allowed in the museum, except for service animals.

 

 

Freedom Award

This year's 26th Freedom Award offers a NEW experience at a different venue on October 19! Walk the Red Carpet, indulge at the Pre-Show Gala and be inspired at the Award Ceremony! Get your tickets today!

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Moral Mondays In MEmphis

On Monday, October 16, at 6:00pm, clergy and laypeople of different faiths will come together for Table Talks and a Masss Gathering around common values. Free & open to the public; registration required.

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MLK50 Commemoration

The Museum will observe the 50th Anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a yearlong commemoration from April 4, 2017 to April 4, 2018.

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Upcoming Events

The Museum presents dynamic and engaging programs that educate, inspire, and motivate!

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Special exhibit

Let Us March On: Lee Friedlander and the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom is an exhibit of 58 photos showcasing a significant, yet rarely mentioned, key moment in the history of the American Civil Rights Movement with its title taken from the lyrics of the anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”  Exhibit is showing at the Museum until December 5.

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Voices of the Civil Rights Movement

combines these two video archives into one interactive exhibit available within a walk-up kiosk. The exhibit runs for multiple years.

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"There lived … a people who had the moral courage to stand up for their rights and thereby they injected a new meaning into the veins of history and of civilization."

—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Members are vital to the museum’s long-term viability and mission. Museum members receive the following yearly benefits:


  • unlimited admission for one year
  • 10% discount on museum shop purchases in store and online
  • member-exclusive exhibit preview invitations
  • free admission to special after-hours educational programs
  • e-newsletter listing

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$50/year
  • Admission for one adult only + 2 single-use guest passes
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$75/year
  • Admission for 2 adults and up to 5 children + 4 single-use guest passes
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$250/year
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National Civil Rights Museum News

There’s plenty of history in the making here at the National Civil Rights Museum.

  • TWENTYSEVENTEEN Friday, January 6, 2017
    By Terri Lee Freeman, Museum President 2017 has arrived. How I wish I could list the incredible accomplishments that took place in 2016 to provide equitable access to opportunity, move justice for...
  • Three Lessons from the Election Monday, November 28, 2016
    By Terri Lee Freeman, Museum President   Like Everyone in America, I have spent time reflecting on the election.  Not just Tuesday, November 8, but the 18 months leading up to Electio...
  • Wake Up America! Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    By Terri Lee Freeman Museum President Something is drastically wrong in America.  It was earlier this summer when we thought we had seen the worst of the assaults on African-American men by ...