Lorraine Motel 1968Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.  Today the property is the site of the National Civil Rights Museum and is a the legacy of those who fought for racial freedom and equality.

This year, for the first time, visitors are afforded the unique experience of being allowed to walk out on the balcony in front of Dr. King’s room, number 306 which has been preserved exactly as it was 45 years ago. What was once the site of great tragedy has become a tribute and a triumph. It is an absolute must for anyone visiting Memphis.

National Civil Rights Museum

Lorraine Hotel

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View from the balcony in front of room 306

Room 306

Room 306

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Wreath on the Balcony where Dr. King died

Exterior of the Lorraine Hotel

Exterior of the Lorraine Motel

 

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