The National Civil Rights Museum has been named one of the best in the United States
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — USA TODAY 10 Best Reader’s Choice Travel Awards named National Civil Rights Museum (ranked #8) as one of Best History Museums in the United States, a panel of experts teamed up with the top 10 publishers to select the top 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular online voting.
The Civil Rights Museum joins a list of niche history and war museums, including the National Marine Corps Museum, the Henry Ford Museum, the National Infantry Museum and Soldiers’ Center, the Museum of crowd and the National Museum of the Pacific War.
“We are both thrilled and honored to be included in this list of top 10 visitor favourites. It is confirmation that we are providing an educational, meaningful and relevant experience,” said museum president Terri Lee Freeman.
The museum is also a winner of other USA Today’s Top Museums competitions, including America’s Top Ten Treasures in 2001, Top Iconic American Attraction in 2013, and Tennessee’s Top Attraction in 2018. It was also selected from the 20 best historic attractions in the south in 2015.
The 10 Best Readers’ Choice Award competition launches new categories every other Monday, revealing the 20 nominees in each category. After 4 weeks of voting, the contest closes on the 28th day. All votes are digital. The rules allow the public to vote online for one nominee per category, per day.
Nominees for all categories are chosen by a panel of relevant experts that includes a combination of USA TODAY editors; 10Best.com editors; relevant expert contributors; and sources for these media and other Gannett properties. The nominating committee for each award category is posted on its associated competition page.