Historic Places

Find living history on the streets of Memphis! Visit the historic National Civil Rights Museum. Trace the struggle through exhibits about The Civil War, Jim Crow Laws, Brown v. the Board of Education, the March on Washington and many others. The museum’s highlight is the preservation of Room 306 & 307 of The Lorraine Motel, the rooms where the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stayed the night before his assassination. Honor Dr. King at the Mason Temple where he delivered his historical speech entitled “I Have Been to the Mountaintop.” Or visit the Alex Haley House and Museum, the home of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Roots.” Walk along Beale Street, known as the hub of Black commerce at the turn of the century, and visit the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

Wherever you visit in Memphis, you can be sure to find rich history for the entire family.

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Visit Memphis and learn about legendary Blues electric guitarist B.B. King. Known for his distinctive sound, unmistakable Southern style and his 40-year devotion to his Gibson model guitar, Lucille, B.B. King puts the soul in Memphis. Visit B.B. King’s Blues Club when you visit Memphis!


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s visit to Memphis in 1968 would forge history. Marching in support of the Memphis Sanitation Worker’s Strike, he delivered his legendary I Have Been to the Mountaintop speech. Hear it at the National Civil Rights Museum. Visit Memphis and tour the museum which chronicles the Civil Rights struggle.