COVID Update

A SPECIAL ALERT regarding the Coronavirus & MUSEUM CLOSING

The National Civil Rights Museum has been temporarily CLOSED to the public since Tuesday, March 17, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We recognized that this situation is extremely fluid and felt it necessary to halt operations to ensure the safety of our employees and guests.
While the Museum is closed, all public events and programming are cancelled.

We will provide updates on any changes in our operations status. Thank you for your understanding as we work together to ensure a safe environment for everyone associated with the Museum.
For more information from health officials regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website

Online Ticket Purchases

No online ticket purchasing is available until further notice. Refunds can be granted for tickets previously purchased online for museum visits on March 18 and after, while the museum is closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.  You may also opt to convert your ticket purchase into a tax-deductible donation to the museum.  If you have previously purchased tickets for museum visits after March 17, please send your request to convert your purchase into a museum donation or refund requests with your transaction number, name, phone and email to  We appreciate your patience and support.

We're here for you

Our administrative staff will continue to work remotely during normal business hours, 9:00am–5:00pm, except holidays and weekends. While there is limited response by phone, we remain available to answer questions by email and work with you.  Click below to view our museum administrative staff directory.


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