The Memphis, Tennessee, museum was built around and includes the old Lorraine Motel, where King was staying when he was assassinated in 1968. Visitors had been able to see the balcony where King was shot but couldn't stand on it.
The museum's main building will close at the end of the day Monday for renovations. Officials hope to open the balcony to the public on November 19.
A museum annex that includes the boarding house from which James Earl Ray shot at King also will be open during the renovation.
Memphis: The National Civil Rights Museum in the US plans to open the balcony where Martin Luther King Jr was shot to the public.
First Published: Friday, November 02, 2012, 23:12