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Museum showcases the cotton industry’s past and future through interactive exhibits, documentary films, and oral histories

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Kellytop reviewer
11 ratings5 reviews
6 days ago
It was a fun stop. Spent about an hour there and learned a lot about cotton.
SUSANtop reviewer helpful reviewer
25 ratings22 reviews
October 29, 2021
This was a very informative experience. Cotton is an essential fiber of our society.
2 ratings2 reviews
July 29, 2020
My 10 and 12 year old loved using the headphones to listen to the various videos in the first room. My husband and I enjoyed the wide variety of artifacts and displays that painted a vivid picture of just how deeply this cash crop affected so many aspects of American history. The 2nd room included a trivia game reviewing content from the museum. My kids had a blast playing this--and I was really impressed at how much they had learned! With easy walking distance to several major downtown hotels, this is a great place to pass an hour or two.
1 ratings1 reviews
March 7, 2020
Very knowledgeable and informative.
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January 27, 2020
Great place to truly learn about cotton trading. Good for the kids (ages 9-13). It is a smaller museum but well put-together and lots of video viewing stations.
Davidtop reviewer
38 ratings31 reviews
January 5, 2020
Great little excursion on a Sunday afternoon. Appreciated learning more about an industry that has been so vital to Memphis in so many ways through the years.
Charissatop reviewer
6 ratings5 reviews
January 3, 2020
Gave me the chills
10 ratings4 reviews
January 1, 2020
Very informative. It's a pretty small area but the Groupon made it so worth it. Highly recommend.
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About This Deal

History tends to repeat itself, which means there’s a good chance you’ll get run over by another war elephant. Learn from the past with this voucher.

Choose from Three Options

  • $9.20 for admission for 2 (up to a $20 value)
  • $16 for admission for 4 (up to a $40 value)
  • $28.80 for admission for 10 (up to a $100 value)

Each admission includes full museum access and a self-guided audio tour of the surrounding neighborhood.

The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn’t reflect student, senior, or military discounts. Children under 6 are admitted free. Discounted rates for 10 or more.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Groupon must be used before 3 PM on normal business days. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). Must use promotional value in 1 visit(s). Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About The Cotton Museum

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.