Memphis is so much more than many people know. This is the home of Rock ‘n’ Roll, the birthplace of soul, and one of the most important civil rights locations in the nation’s history. Although many may not know much about Memphis, the local museums aim to change that.
These are the museums of Memphis and why they’re so important!
Children’s Museum of Memphis
If you’re traveling with children and you want to give them something amazing to explore and learn through, it’s time to stop in at the Children’s Museum of Memphis. Full of countless hands-on exhibits that allow children to learn in a way that makes sense to them, this museum is a fascinating stop for kids and adults alike.
The entire museum feels like an art project and continues to grow and change over time so that there’s always something new every time you visit. This is more than worth the stop!
National Civil Rights Museum
At the site where Martin Luther King JR. was assassinated, the National Civil Rights Museum offers the chance to walk through the civil rights movement and learn about how far we came and what’s been rolling back and crumbling in recent years. This is an important museum to learn the truth about his life versus the lies that many politicians will spread about him and his goals. Martin Luther King JR. continues to change the world even so long after his unjust death.
Memphis Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum
If you can pause looking at Memphis homes for sale for a moment: come check out the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum! This museum, which offers a free shuttle to Graceland, goes over the history of Rock ‘n’ Roll and walks guests through the history from Elvis to now. Although a lot of it is about Elvis and is skewed that way because of where this museum is, it’s worth the stop to be able to learn more about the man and the music industry.
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Soul music is an important part of American history because it helped form what became Rock ‘n’ Roll and was able to create a unique sound in music that’s so clearly American in every way. This museum walks you through its history and where we are with soul music in the modern-day.
Memphis Museum of Science and History
Memphis has a large amount of emphasis on science and history and nowhere is that more clear than at the Memphis Museum of Science and History. With everything from a massive starscape where you can look at the night sky at any time to the incredible skeletons and fossils that are available for anyone to learn about, you’ll never run out of exhibits you’ll want to stop and read about while you walk through. This is high quality and exciting museum for anyone.
Memphis Understands the Fun of a Good Museum!
Whether you’re traveling through and are looking for an interesting stop to make, or you’re eager to learn more about the city you live in: Memphis has a little something for everyone. Consider checking out these museums sometime soon!