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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  



MLK50 commemoration




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 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.


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.  See event details on the MLK50 website.  #MLK50NCRM

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The Poverty Report

ICYMI – See the recorded forum, The Poverty Report: Memphis Since MLK, that details how African Americans and the poor have fared in Memphis and Shelby County over the past 50 years with discussion of the key findings. Click below to watch and download the Poverty Report here.

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Upcoming Events

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

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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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Become a Charter Member

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


  • Admission for one adult only + 2 single-use guest passes
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National Civil Rights Museum News

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

  • Museum Statement on the Passing of Hugh Masekela and Wyatt Tee Walker Wednesday, January 24, 2018
      January 23, 2018 will go down in civil rights history as a sad day.  Two of the icons of the 20th century civil rights movement made their transition – Ramapolo Hugh Masekel...
  • Museum Statement on the Removal of Confederate Statues Friday, December 22, 2017
    The National Civil Rights Museum applauds the City of Memphis and the Memphis City Council for identifying a solution and removing the statues of Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis. We also ...
  • The Importance of #GivingTuesday Monday, November 27, 2017
    For me, the month of November is always a bit nostalgic.  It’s hard to think about Thanksgiving and not think about the many Thanksgivings that helped create the traditions our family now ...