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Students can get free admission to some Memphis attractions with the 901 Student Passport. Here's how

The passport provides free admission to nine participating attractions, allowing a student and a parent or guardian to visit.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Shelby County students and their families can visit some area historic sites and museums with the 901 Student Passport.

The passport provides free admission to participating attractions, allowing a student and a parent or guardian to visit. The students must present the passport, and their guardian will get free admission with their ID.

It’s easy to get a passport. Just go to www.901StudentPassport.com and download one. Program organizers said this year’s program also includes an art-in-the-box gift for families who sign up.

The YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South is also helping with the distribution of the passports.

Nine attractions are taking part this year. They are:

“Our community has been at the epicenter of some of the most pivotal moments in our nation’s history. It is a place where innovators are free to create. We’re the home of the blues and the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll. Our Civil Rights-era roots inspired the activism we’re known for today,” said Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris. “It’s imperative that our youth have access to these stories of resilience, endurance, innovation, and triumph. Through the ‘901 Student Passport,’ we’re making it easy and free for students to visit some of our community’s most important cultural institutions, learn more about this great community, and instill community pride.”

“We know that at our museum, visitors are exposed to a part of American and local history that won’t be taught in many classrooms. We teach about our country’s dark past and about the people who still found ways to triumph,” said Elaine Lee Turner, director of Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum. “There are so many worthy museums in our city. I am honored that ours was chosen to be part of the original ‘901 Student Passport’ program and I’m happy that Mayor Harris continues to keep this wonderful program alive.”

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