Stax Museum of American Soul Music

Located in the broad area of the proposed Memphis Heritage trail, Stax Records was founded in 1957 as Satel­lite Records by Jim Stewart and his sister Estell Axton. The label changed its name to Stax Records and became a major recording studio for Southern soul and Memphis soul music styles, including gospel, funk, jazz, and blues. The 1960s were difficult times for American history, but Stax was a nucleus of ethnically-integrated bands where extraordinary music was produced no matter age, race, or eco­nomic status.

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Latitude: 35.115818 Longitude: -90.031189 Elevation: 313 ft
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Seasons Open

All seasons

Hours Open

Monday CLOSED, Tuesday through Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM, Sunday 1 PM - 5 PM, CLOSED: Easter Sunday Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day


$13 Adults, $12 Seniors 62+, Active Military, and Students with ID $10 Children (Ages 9-12); Free for Members and Children (8 and under)

Accessibility Notes

The Soulsville Foundation was created in Memphis, Tennessee, in the late 1990s by a group of concerned local business leaders, philanthropists, and former employees of Stax Records to ensure that the rich legacy of the Soulsville, USA community – which had been home to Stax in the 1960s and ’70s, but which had fallen into a devastating state of blight and decay – would not be lost to history. The Soulsville Foundation funds and operates three subsidiary organizations on its campus at the original site of Stax Records: The Soulsville Charter School, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Stax Music Academy.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are not allowed.

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