Memphis offers some great museums and tours. There’s a lot of history to this city! If you’re a first-timer and have some time to spare, they’re worth checking out, especially the National Civil Rights Museum. Here are a few pics from each one:
National Civil Rights Museum
Learn the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the 17th century to the present. It’s built around the former Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.
(450 Mulberry Street, Memphis, TN 38103, (901) 521-9699, website)
Gibson Guitar Factory
You can see where those iconic Gibson guitars are made and join a factory tour. You must make a reservation.
(145 Lt. George W Lee Ave, Memphis, TN 38103, (901) 544-7998, website)
Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum
This museum tells the complete story of Memphis music history, as researched by the Smithsonian Institution.
(191 Beale Street, Memphis, TN 38103, (901) 205-2533, website)