Civil Rights Museum Bus Tour and Lunch The Civil Rights Museum offers 260 artifacts, more than 40 new films, oral histories, interactive media, and external listening posts that guide visitors through
Civil Rights Museum Bus Tour and Lunch
The Civil Rights Museum offers 260 artifacts, more than 40 new films, oral histories, interactive media, and external listening posts that guide visitors through five centuries of history — from the beginning of the resistance during slavery, through the Civil War and Reconstruction, the rise of Jim Crow, and the seminal events of the late 20th century that inspired people around the world to stand up for equality.
During the bus tour, you’ll visit many famous sites such as:
Slave Haven: a site that documents the history of the Underground Railroad
Historic Mason Temple: the site where on April 3, 1968, a day before his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous last speech; “I’ve been to the Mountaintop.”
The National Civil Rights Museum/Lorraine Motel: where they trace the history of the Civil Rights Movement from its roots to the present. The site of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Beale Street: hear “the rest of the story” about one of America’s most iconic streets; also known as the Main Street of Black America, and officially named the “Home of the Blues” by an act of Congress in 1977.
There is so much more to Memphis than Downtown, and we are excited to show you more of it!
We will visit other neighborhoods such as:
Think it’s over?
Last and most certainly not least, your visit would not be complete without giving you the opportunity to see additional historic landmarks like:
First Baptist Beale Street Church
Robert Church Park
The Mighty Mississippi River/Riverfront
The Pyramid/Bass Pro Shops
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
LeMoyne Owen: Memphis’ historically black college
Dr. Martin Luther King Reflection Park
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
I Am A Man Plaza
Ida B. Wells Plaza
And so much more!
(Monday) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm