Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis

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Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Educational Site
Located at the original site of legendary recording company Stax Records, Stax Museum of American Soul Music explores the story of one of America's most influential music genres. It's packed with more than 2,000 videos, films, photographs, original instruments, and costumes, as well as plenty of interactive activities. Through these exhibits, you can learn about not only Stax Records' artists, such as Otis Redding, Booker T & the MGs, and Albert King, but soul stars from other labels. A historical highlight is the authentic Mississippi Delta church, which is more than a century old and demonstrates the importance of soul music's gospel roots. While you're here, you can show off your moves on the museum's dance floor. Arrange to visit Stax Museum of American Soul Music and other attractions in Memphis using our Memphis trip itinerary planning tool.
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  • This is a great museum! I'm 68 and I didn't have any trouble reading the info so I'm not sure what the others are talking about. Also because of my age these are the artists I grew up loving...  more »
  • You will learn so much here. It was our first stop and that really helped put everything in historical context. Also, the front desk staff and security here are excellent.  more »
  • Needs to be renamed to the Real American Rock & Roll, Soul, Blues, Gospel Museum. Really interesting. I never realized where so much of the music I love started. Great for any music lover or historian. I will go back again. Love TN!
  • Amazing! I think most would spend less than hour here, bit I spent 4 hours. I could have spent more. It's more than a museum for Stax, it's basically a museum of soul music, recordings, radio, community and so much more. Just when you think you have seen it all, you turn the corner and there is more. There is even a dance floor! So much fun.

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