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Lorraine Motel / National Civil Rights Museum

Where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated

450 Mulberry Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
United States
(901) 521-9699

On This Very Spot on April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated while standing on the balcony outside his room.

On This Very Spot on September 28, 1991, the National Civil Rights Museum opened its doors to visitors. The main building of the museum is adjoined to the Lorraine Motel, and an underground walkway connects the main campus to the rooming house on Main Street from which James Earl Ray fired the fatal shot.

Submitted by: Michael Lejman

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Visit This Very Spot
This spot is operated as a museum open to the public. For complete visitor's information, including hours of operation, admission fees, parking, and maps & directions, visit the official website at www.civilrightsmuseum.org.

Location: Downtown Memphis, Tennessee, which is in the southwest corner of Tennessee at the intersections of I-55 and I-40.

Nearest Major Airport: Memphis International (20 minutes)

Nearest Rail: Memphis Amtrak (1 minute)





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A wreath marks the very spot where Dr. King was gunned down.
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