THIS IS THE STORY OF A PEOPLE.

Of hopes and dreams, of challenge and change. It is an American story. This story and struggle that started many centuries ago, continues today—with you.

Experience The Story

THIS IS THE HISTORY BEHIND THE MOVEMENT.

Slavery. Separate but equal. Boycotts. Assassinations. Black power. This is the history of the uprising that pushed national and international civil rights forward.

Visit the Museum

THIS IS THE REOPENING. THE REAWAKENING.

Inspirational films. Interactive exhibits. Immersive environments. Acts of courage. Be vicariously transported back in time while experiencing a contemporary design that guides you through five centuries of history.

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How to get here

Map to the Museum

National Civil Rights Museum

450 Mulberry Street

Memphis, TN 38103

(901) 521-9699

Hours and admission

Monday 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m.–6 p.m.


Adult $15.00
Seniors & Students w/ID $14.00
Children 4–17 years $12.00
3 and under Free
Members Free

Upcoming Events

  1. Special Museum Hours, Aug. 23

    August 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  2. Uniquely Beverly Retirement Celebration

    August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  3. Black Angels Over Tuskeegee Play

    September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Freedom's Sisters

Special exhibits

Freedom’s Sisters is a dynamic, interactive multimedia exhibition that celebrates 20 African American women.

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A Civil Rights Memorial, a photo exhibit of Southern sites associated with the Civil Rights turbulence.

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Risking Everything

Photographs, articles, and documents collected during 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer Project while events there were unfolding.

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

Individual

$50/year
  • Admission for one adult only
  • 2 single-use guest passes
Join or Renew

Family Dual

$75/year
  • Admission for 2 adults and up to 5 children
  • 4 single-use guest passes
Join or Renew

Sustainer

$250/year
  • Admission for 2 adults and up to 5 children
  • 8 single-use guest passes
Join or Renew

Charter patron and corporate memberships are also available.

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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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Your gift will keep history alive for museum guests young and old.

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Museum members receive complimentary visits, invitations to special events, gift shop discounts and other benefits.

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SHOP

Continue your museum experience with inspirational and unique gifts.

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National Civil Rights Museum News

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

RENOVATION HIGHLIGHTS

Throughout the new exhibitions, visitors will learn about more individuals; ordinary people who accomplished extraordinary things. Visitors may see themselves in this history.

Grand Reopening Events

The National Civil Rights Museum will tie the historic passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to the reopening via a forum of national thought leaders, historians, scholars and civil rights activists on Friday, April 4 from 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

MAKE HISTORY.  SHARE HISTORY.

Due to a special event, NCRM will close 1 hr earlier, Sat., Aug. 23, 9am-5pm. Museum celebrates retiring President Beverly Robertson @ 7pm. Summer hours (open til 6pm) resume Sun.–Labor Day.

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