Summer hours: open from 9:00am–6:00pm
Open July 4th. No Free Period for TN residents.
Hours and admission
|Monday||9 a.m.–6 p.m.|
|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||9 a.m.–6 p.m.|
|Seniors & Students w/ID||$14.00|
|Children 4–17 years||$12.00|
|3 and under||Free|
With at least two weeks’ notice, the museum offers complimentary tour guide and sign-language interpretation for hearing-impaired guests in groups of no more than ten people. With 48-hours’ notice, the museum offers complimentary tour guide interpretation for visually-impaired guests. Contact a group sales representative to make arrangements for a guided tour:
- Group Sales at 901-521-9699, ext. 2224 0r 8904, or email email@example.com
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.
- Guest Services at 901-521-9699 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
August 13, Drop the Mic Poetry Slam
The theme is “And Justice for All!” Spoken word gives you the platform to shine light on what is right and what is wrong. ENTRY DEADLINE: JULY 18.
The Museum presents dynamic and engaging programs that educate, inspire, and motivate!
Inspiring Greatness through Words and Deeds is a special showcase of work by artist Baret Boisson in an exhibit featuring portraits of heroes like Matin Luther King, Jr., Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, Jesse Owens, Joe Louis, Fats Waller, and many others in acrylic murals on canvas, ceramics or painted cigar boxes. Many of portraits are commissioned by Hollywood celebrities. In this exhibit, two new portraits will be revealed. Boisson will also gift the Museum the portrait entitled “MLK, Jr. – ‘I Have a Dream’, 2007. Exhibit showing June 11 – September 5, 2016.
Dave Brubeck: Jazz Ambassador exhibit highlights the composer/musician’s extensive career and his role as an prolific composer, innovative musician and international ambassador. Dave Brubeck (1920-2012) is widely acknowledged as one of America’s most significant post-Swing Era jazz musicians. A socially engaged artist, Brubeck consistently fought for racial integration and equality both at home and abroad during times when it was not the popular thing to do.
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.
“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.”
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
- Admission for 2 adults and up to 5 children + 4 single-use guest passes
- Admission for 2 adults and up to 5 children + 6 single-use guest passes
- Admission for 2 adults and up to 5 children + 8 single-use guest passes
Charter patron and corporate memberships are also available.
There’s plenty of history in the making here at the National Civil Rights Museum.
Let’s move beyond tolerance to genuine concern and care for our fellow man. Love is the only concept that can save us from us.
The Lorraine Motel reflected the monumental changes experienced by blacks in postwar America well before that moment in 1968 outside room 306 cemented the building’s place in American history.
Rev. Kyles remained on the frontline for justice and equality, a tremendous civil rights activist. He was a man of great courage, compassion and faith.
MAKE HISTORY. SHARE HISTORY.
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This day in 1890, George Dixon became the 1st black world boxing champion, defeating Nunc Wallace for the title. t.co/ZOS3GvJJcT
This day in 1890, George Dixon became the 1st black world boxing champion, defeating Nunc Wallace for the title. t.co/ZOS3GvJJcTShow Media