It's been said that downtown Memphis is the place where the Mississippi Delta begin, and whether you are a visitor, Memphis native, or elementary school student, the Cotton Museum is a great place to start an exploration of the Delta's history and our dynamic urban culture. Our Museum tells the story of how Memphis came to be. Engaging exhibits help visitors understand our city's place in time and explain how the art, history and music that is so important to our culture evolved from the confluence of people that were originally gathered here around the cotton industry.'Memphis also has a rich musical heritage; blues and rock and roll, which began with the story of the south and cotton.'
On the Memphis African American Heritage Tour,'you will be picked up at your Hotel or Local Accommodations and we will take you to'visit'two historical locations in Memphis for Self-Guided Tour of the National Civil Rights Museum and the Burkle Estate "Slave Haven" 'Museum.'The National Civil Rights Museum is the location of the Lorraine Motel where the'Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated and the'Burkle Estate'Museum commemorates an underground railroad stop for slaves traveling north for freedom. Visitors will see and experience the refuge provided for slaves by Jacob Burkle, who was instrumental in'helping countless individuals seek freedom.
You will be delighted to view the resplendent interior of the Woodruff-Fontaine mansion. Furnished in period antiques, you will learn of the fascinating history of the Woodruff and Fontaine families who resided here.
Walk in the footsteps of the King of Rock 'n' Roll on this tour of Memphis' Graceland Mansion, Elvis Presley's former home. Journey from the icon's humble beginnings through his rise to stardom as you browse photos, personal mementos and costumes while hearing stories about his fascinating life. Plus, you'll learn secrets about his life on the road and see his exclusive collection of Cadillacs, motorcycles and two airplanes.
Travel from downtown Memphis on a vintage-style bus for a fun and convenient visit to Graceland, Elvis Presley's stately mansion. The informative self-guided audio tour of Graceland Mansion illuminates Elvis' life and your Elvis Experience Pass grants you access to fantastic exhibits that detail Elvis' career and interests. Admire displays that feature his vast car collection, archives experience, and more! Finally, stop at the burial site for Elvis and his family where fans from all over the world come to pay their respects.
Explore the birth of rock and soul music at the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum where extensive exhibits detail the musical pioneers who put Memphis on the map. Your admission ticket includes an audio guide that adds depth to the detailed displays, with more than 100 songs to make your toes tap as you take in the museum. Learn about blues, rock and soul music history as well as the development of Memphis itself as you dive into the fascinating stories that the museum brings to life.
Visit the original site of the Stax Records studio in Memphis, Tennessee, the Stax Museum. See this museum's special tribute to the artists who recorded there, as well as other American soul legends. Discover the museum's rare and amazing collection of more than 2,000 artifacts, interactive exhibits, films, and galleries.
The Memphis Music Attraction Discount Pass is your passport to the music history of Memphis. You will get entry into four of the most popular attractions in Memphis including Graceland, the famous home of Elvis Presley.
Located at Beale and Second Streets, the Memphis Music Hall of Fame is as outrageous as our inductees. This amazing museum Chronicles the artists and the music that shaped the legacy of Memphis Sound. This museum features the Smithsonian's Rock 'n' Roll, Social Crossroads exhibition. Step back in time and explore the oldies but goodies!