What is the National Civil Rights Museum?

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Through the Years: Martin Luther King Jr.

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The National Civil Rights Museum opened in 1991 and houses exhibits and historic collections that chronicle the fight for civil rights in America. The museum is on the site of the Lorraine Motel where King was shot and killed.

In 2013-2014, the center underwent a $27.5 million renovation, adding more than 40 films, oral histories and interactive media exhibits.

Here is some information about the museum.

Where is it?

The museum is at 450 Mulberry St. in downtown Memphis. It’s built around the old Lorraine Motel.

When is it open?

Every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Tuesdays, when the museum is closed.

Ticket information:

Tickes to the National Civil Rights Museum can be purchased online. Visit the museum's website for current ticket price information.

Exhibits:

The museum houses both permanent exhibits and special exhibits. Learn more about what to see and do by visiting the museum's exhibitions page.

MEMPHIS, TN - APRIL 03:  Rev. Jesse Jackson (pointing) stands with his family on the balcony outside room 306 at the Lorraine Motel, where he was when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated,.The motel is now part of the complex of the National Civil Rights Museum, which is commemorating the 50th anniversary of King's assassination on April 4, 1968.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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MEMPHIS, TN - APRIL 03: Rev. Jesse Jackson (pointing) stands with his family on the balcony outside room 306 at the Lorraine Motel, where he was when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated,.The motel is now part of the complex of the National Civil Rights Museum, which is commemorating the 50th anniversary of King's assassination on April 4, 1968. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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