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The Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange

65 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
+1 901-531-7826
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Memphis Cotton Museum Admission and Audio Walking Tour
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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65 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
Downtown
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1 - 10 of 176 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I come from a uk cotton town that thrived and died from spinning cotton. It was fascinating to see what happened to it before it got to Lancashire

Thank brianinfrance
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Memphis a few times but have not had opportunity to visit here Great place and provides an interesting history background to the cotton trade Make sure you check the opening times

Thank Nelli K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not a huge museum but it gives lots of interesting info and stands in a very historical place for cotton in Memphis. The place seemed perfect for kids with its interactive displays. The young guide named Ben was very informative. I didn't have...More

Thank Peaneck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are two sides to the museum, the history of cotton in the South and modern day farming. The museum is small and after some of the more extensive museums it is a nice break. I am scoring it a three only because by comparison...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a week in Memphis, and this was by far the worst attraction we visited. There is "nothing" to the museum, for which the tour is terribly overpriced @ $10. There are only 2 small rooms. The first initially looks appealing with a mannequin...More

2  Thank mikesportsinfo
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Almost 50 years ago I was in Memphis with my parents over spring break. Somehow we managed to get a guided tour of the working Cotton Exchange. I was aware that the building that housed the former Cotton Exchange had been converted into a museum,...More

Thank ComradeCamper
Reviewed 30 May 2017

A recommendation of the nearby Memphis Tourist Information Centre on Union (excellent service from Michael Moore!) we did the walking tour and visited the museum. The walking tour is cleverly constructed and the audio is essential - and it is quite succinct. Then spend time...More

Thank Dgivg2
Reviewed 29 May 2017

A nice selfguided tour through the history of cotton, and it's impact on not just the US but the world.

Thank jonlargo
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Well worth the visit. You can spend as little or as much time as you prefer. Tons of information and history. very enjoyable.

Thank ibeegg
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We spent 4 days in mMemphis earlier this month visiting things we didn't know exsisted when we lived there. This was one of them. Learned a lot about cotton we didn't know and told the young man there several thing he didn't know about cotton.

Thank Clarence D
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