Temporarily Closed during the COVID-19 Pandemic
With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the National Civil Rights Museum is temporarily CLOSED to the public until further notice. We recognize that this situation is extremely fluid and feel it necessary to halt operations to ensure the safety of our employees and guests. Stay tuned to the website and social media channels for updates.
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Free Period for Tennessee Residents
Tennessee residents with state-issued ID may visit the museum for free on Mondays from 3 p.m. until closing. (Not applicable for tour groups and operators. Not available on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, April 4th, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day or Veterans’ Day.)
Groups of 20 or more are eligible for admission rate discounts if scheduling at least two weeks in advance.
Active military members with ID may visit the museum for free.
Discounts are available for American Alliance of Museum Members.
Rates and hours are subject to change. Call (901) 521-9699
The museum and administrative offices are closed on the following holidays:
- New Year's Day
- Easter Sunday
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day
The museum is open on the following holidays, however administrative offices are closed:
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
“There is no such force in the world as the force of a person determined to rise. The human soul cannot be permanently chained.”