Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis

4.7
#2 of 26 in Museums in Memphis
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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  • Rebuilt on the original site of the studio this is a very enjoyable and comprehensive story of Stax records. Lots to see so give yourself a lot of time! Recommended!  more »
  • The Stax Museum is a must see for those who enjoy music history. The museum an expansive well curated museum with a balance of exhibits, artifacts and historical interpretation. As far as music museum...  more »
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  • The Stax Museum is a must see for those who enjoy music history. The museum an expansive well curated museum with a balance of exhibits, artifacts and historical interpretation. As far as music museums go Stax is one of the best and well worth the amazingly low ticket price and two hours or more you will spend here. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Gift shop is equally well done.
  • Loved taking my students here in 2014 and again today! Knowledgeable staff, cool museum, and a unique gift shop. Perfect place to visit if you love soul music!

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