The best museums in Memphis in June 2023

These are the top 20 best museums in Memphis, United States, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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These are the best museums in Memphis:

  1. Stax Museum1

    Stax Museum

    Memphis, TN
    The Stax Museum of American Soul Music is a museum located in Memphis, Tennessee , at 926 East McLemore Avenue, the former location of Stax Records . It is operated by the Soulsville Foundation, which also operates the adjacent Stax Music Academy and The Soulsville Charter School , all located on o
  2. Graceland2


    Memphis, TN
    Graceland is a mansion on a 13.8-acre (5.6-hectare) estate in Memphis, Tennessee , United States, once owned by singer and actor Elvis Presley . His daughter, Lisa Marie Presley , inherited Graceland after his death in 1977 . Graceland is located at 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard in the vast Whitehave
  3. National Civil Rights Museum3

    National Civil Rights Museum

    Memphis, TN
    The National Civil Rights Museum is a complex of museums and historic buildings in Memphis, Tennessee ; its exhibits trace the history of the civil rights movement in the United States from the 17th century to the present. The museum is built around the former Lorraine Motel , which was the site of
  4. Woodruff-fontaine House4

    Woodruff-fontaine House

    Memphis, TN
    The Woodruff-Fontaine House is a historic building at 680 Adams Avenue in Memphis , Tennessee . It was constructed in 1871 on Adams Avenue , which was once known as "Millionaire's Row" in Memphis. It was designed by the Jones and Baldwin firm of Edward C. Jones and Matthias H. Baldwin . Impressed b
  5. The Cotton Museum At the Memphis Cotton Exchange5

    The Cotton Museum At the Memphis Cotton Exchange

    Memphis, TN
    The Cotton Museum , located in Memphis, Tennessee , U.S. , is an historical and cultural museum that opened in March 2006 on the former trading floor of the Memphis Cotton Exchange at 65 Union Avenue in downtown Memphis. The mission of the Cotton Museum is to share the story of the cotton industry
  6. Memphis Museum of Science & History6

    Memphis Museum of Science & History

    Memphis, TN
    The Museum of Science & History - Pink Palace in Memphis , Tennessee , serves as the Mid-South's major science and historical museum and features exhibits ranging from archeology to chemistry. Over 240,000 people visit the museum each year. The museum is part of the Museum of Science & History - Me
  7. Brooks Museum of Art7

    Brooks Museum of Art

    Memphis, TN
    Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is an art museum in Memphis, Tennessee . The Brooks Museum, which was founded in 1916, is the oldest and largest art museum in the state of Tennessee . The museum is a privately funded nonprofit institution located in Overton Park in Midtown Memphis .
  8. Mississippi River Museum8

    Mississippi River Museum

    Memphis, TN
  9. Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art9

    Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art

    Memphis, TN
    The Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art is located at 119 South Main Street at the intersection of Gayoso Avenue in Memphis , Tennessee , USA . The museum was opened in 1998 as the Peabody Place Museum and in January 2007 it received its present name. The museums collection is based on the private
  10. Fire Museum of Memphis10

    Fire Museum of Memphis

    Memphis, TN
    The Fire Museum of Memphis is located in Fire Engine House No. 1 on 118 Adams Avenue in Memphis , Tennessee , USA . In the heart of downtown Memphis, the FMOM (Fire Museum of Memphis) is considered the premiere fire museum in the country, dedicated to documenting and promoting the local history of f
  11. Memphis Children's Museum11

    Memphis Children's Museum

    Memphis, TN
    The Children's Museum of Memphis (CMOM) is located in Midtown Memphis at 2525 Central Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee , USA. CMOM’s mission is to create memorable learning experiences through the joy of play in hands-on exhibits and programs. The museum offers interactive exhibits and programs for chil
  12. Online discount!Memphis Rock 'n Soul Museum12

    Memphis Rock 'n Soul Museum

    Memphis, TN
  13. Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum13

    Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum

    Memphis, TN
    The Burkle Estate is a historic home at 826 North Second Street in Memphis, Tennessee . It is also known as the Slavehaven . Although disputed by some historians, the Burkle Estate is claimed by some to have been part of the Underground Railroad - a secret network of way stations to help slaves esca
  14. Dixon Gallery & Gardens14

    Dixon Gallery & Gardens

    Memphis, TN
    The Dixon Gallery and Gardens is an art museum within 17 acres of gardens, established in 1976, and located at 4339 Park Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee , United States. The museum focuses on French and American impressionism and features works by Monet , Degas , and Renoir , Pierre Bonnard , Mary Cassat
  15. Elvis Presley Automobile Museum15

    Elvis Presley Automobile Museum

    Memphis, TN
  16. Metal Museum16

    Metal Museum

    Memphis, TN
    The National Ornamental Metal Museum, now called the Metal Museum , is a museum in Memphis, Tennessee . Founded by artist-blacksmith James Wallace, the museum is devoted to exhibitions of metalwork and public programs featuring metalsmiths .
  17. The C.h. Nash Museum At Chucalissa17

    The C.h. Nash Museum At Chucalissa

    Memphis, TN
    The C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa is located on and exhibits excavated materials of the Mississippian culture archaeological site known as Chucalissa ( 40 SY 1 ) which means "abandoned house" in Choctaw. The site is located adjacent to the T. O. Fuller State Park within the city of Memphis, Tennes
  18. Memphis Railroad and Trolley Museum18

    Memphis Railroad and Trolley Museum

    Memphis, TN
  19. Mallory-neely House19

    Mallory-neely House

    Memphis, TN
  20. Memphis Zoo20

    Memphis Zoo

    Memphis, TN
    Memphis Zoo is dedicated to creating adventures and saving wildlife.

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