I loved the Cotton Museum that is located on 65 Union Ave. When mom and I checked into the hotel on Thursday afternoon, I was glad to see literature about a cotton museum located near the hotel. I've never seen cotton before and I wanted to see it and learn about it. Mom thought it would be a neat trip too.
We embarked to the Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange on Friday morning. The museum opens at 10 am (closes at 5 pm; but it's noon-5pm on Sundays) and we arrived at about noon. We had to enter the gift shop and let me tell you, the gift shop had neat things.I really loved the cotton earrings and t-shirts. The admission was $10/person for adults ($9 for seniors and students; $8 for military; $7 for kids ages 6-12 and free for kids under 6), which for how expansive this museum is: it was a good price.
Mom and I learned a lot about cotton - I loved seeing memorabilia from the Cotton Parades to guitars from former workers and just learning the history. We spent about an hour and a half in the museum - and I also had the opportunity to carry cotton much like a worker. Man, cotton is heavy! It was a fun day and I would recommend it to anyone.
Also, if you're interested, you can view more and order cool cotton things from their site: Memphis Cotton Museum. I'm going to order a pair of cotton earrings. :)