The Cotton Museum

65 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103 Directions
Today 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Closed All Hours
+19015317826
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Report | 3 months ago
Only takes 30-45 min. Interesting and educational but don't expect too much.
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Report | 7 months ago
Beautiful place, full of interesting facts about cotton! We enjoyed our visit.
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Report | 8 months ago
Very informative.
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Report | 9 months ago
A place for all ages.
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Report | 9 months ago
Great place, enjoyed the history of the cotton trade.
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Report | 9 months ago
The museum consists of 2 rooms, very brief. Lots of great information, but pretty dated. I enjoyed the exhibits, but I love learning. :-)
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Report | 9 months ago
That was a great bargain for my group! We saved $78 by using this groupon!
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Report | 10 months ago
Good little museum. Few things were broken there but a good learning experience for schools and such.
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Report | 11 months ago
Wear comfortable shoes
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Report | a year ago
It was a great history lesson. I enjoyed the info the museum had to offer.
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In the pre-computer age, wagons and trucks loaded with cotton samples once flooded Front Street, where cotton traders graded, bought, sold, and shipped their wares on the floor of the private Memphis Cotton Exchange. Formerly off-limits to everyone but members and their guests, the restored 3,000-square-foot room?adorned with ornate architectural flourishes from 1924 and a 30-foot ceiling?opened to the public as The Cotton Museum in 2006. Through documentary films and exhibits, the institution traces the history of the exchange and the impact of cotton on culture and society. The museum's oral-history project collects testimonials from merchants, mill workers, and sharecroppers, and its hall of fame honors innovative industry leaders who turned to cotton after unsuccessful attempts at lassoing clouds. Outside, a 30-minute self-guided walking tour highlights nine historical stops around Front Street, whereas the Exploration Hall's interactive indoor exhibit, The Changing World of Cotton, describes industry advances in mechanization and environmental sustainability.

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