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The Cotton Museum
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NameThe Cotton Museum
Address65 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
Brief DescriptionDiscover the story of the plant that changed the world.
DescriptionWhen you visit the Cotton Museum, you're treading on the legendary floor of the Memphis Cotton Exchange where cotton traders once stood at the center of the global cotton economy. Until recently, no one was allowed in here except members and their guests.

Now this spectacular room is open to the public. It has been painstakingly restored and is devoted to sharing the story of cotton the crop that created empires, transformed American culture, and changed the history of a nation and the world.

Since its founding in 2006, the Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange has attracted more than 100,000 visitors and established itself as the most important national museum devoted to cotton.

Memphis is the largest spot-cotton market in the world and, for generations, the historic Cotton Row district that surrounds the museum was the center of the worldwide cotton trade. Museum highlights include video footage, oral histories, artifacts and exhibits that tell the story of cotton and its impact on our region and the world, as well as a self-guided audio tour of Cotton Row.

In 2010, the museum has expanded to include an educational wing with hands-on, interactive exhibits and a permanent classroom.
Phone 1(901) 531-7826
Handicapped AccessibleYes
Time AllowanceTake 1 to 1.5 hours
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Last Updated8/25/2016
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