Stax Museum of American Soul Music

Why We Love This

  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible

Visit the original site of the Stax Records studio in Memphis, Tennessee, the Stax Museum. See this museum’s special tribute to the artists who recorded there, as well as other American soul legends. Discover the museum’s rare and amazing collection of more than 2,000 artifacts, interactive exhibits, films, and galleries.

What You'll Do

Begin your visit with a compelling 20-minute introduction to the Soulsville Foundation (which operates the museum) and a  brief history of Stax Records. After the film, enter into the self-guided portion of the museum. Enjoy its focus on Stax Artists, including: Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, the Staple Singers, Rufus Thomas, and more. Stop by the Soul-Train dance floor, an exact replica of the original Studio A, as well as Isaac Hayes' Peacock Blue, 24-carat gold-plated, Cadillac Eldorado. Watch a film and explore the listening stations, where visitors are able to select specific songs recorded at the very location of the museum. Guests are able to spend as much time as they like.

The Museum is located approximately three miles from downtown Memphis, making it about a 10 minute drive or cab ride. Take advantage of the free and ample parking on the campus, which is also home to the Stax Music Academy and the Soulsville Charter School.

Cancellations & Refunds

Can be canceled up to 48hrs in advance


90 minutes

Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Departure Time

Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
***June & July Only - open 7 days a week

Departure Point

Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis

Return Details

Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis

Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Moderate amount of walking is involved
Wheelchair accessible

Departure Point: Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis

"This is a brilliant place..."

November 6, 2017 - 

This is a brilliant place to visit, we just wished we had aloud more than an hour to give us time to take everything in.

"Absolutely brilliant. There was a..."

October 7, 2017 - 

Absolutely brilliant. There was a film and then you explore at your own pace. The museum is very well laid out and full of interesting information. The commentary by Steve Cropper was very moving and as a non American it really helped to bring home the events surrounding the death of Martin Luther King on the music industry. Highly recommend this tour.

"Interesting and informative..."

September 2, 2017 - 

Interesting and informative

"An awesome place Amazing how..."

August 13, 2017 - 

An awesome place
Amazing how music is being preserved and the icons are being recognized and remembered!!!!!!!
I really enjoyed this tour!!!!!!!!!!
Highly recommended!!!!!!

"This tour was amazing!..."

July 14, 2017 - 

This tour was amazing!

"Very interesting. We loved it...."

October 16, 2016 - 

Very interesting. We loved it.

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