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Hank Williams Museum

118 Commerce St., Montgomery, AL 36104
334-262-3600
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Ranked #19 of 36 attractions in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Owner description: Hank Williams Museum in Montgomery, AL is a number-one destination for music fans. Exhibits include the 1952 Cadillac in which he died, 17 stage suits... more » Owner description: Hank Williams Museum in Montgomery, AL is a number-one destination for music fans. Exhibits include the 1952 Cadillac in which he died, 17 stage suits including Nudie , custom made boots, cowboy hats, tie collection, furniture, portraits, records, horse saddle, piano,awards, rare photos, family history and personal film footage. Experience the history of the first country music superstar and see how Hank Williams transformed country music and sowed the seeds of what was to become American Music, blues, rockabilly and even rock and roll. « less
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Birmingham, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

As a child I remember seeing a display at the Alabama Department of History and Archives of a few of Hank Williams' fancy outfits, hat, and guitars. At that time my daddy explained that Hank Williams was one of the all time great country music performers and he was from Alabama. I really enjoyed my visit to his museum recently.... More

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Little River
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33 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Take time to see it all. Hank grew up nearby and they did a great job on presenting his story. Very interesting even if you are not a traditional country music fan. Hank was a pioneer. He lived life and did it his way with his music.

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Abilene, Texas
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89 reviews 89 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This museum has quite a bit of "Hank" memorabilia but you can see almost as much inthe gift shop as the museum considering the cost of tickets. But if you are already in Montgomery might as well drop in, it's good to see.

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Opelika, Alabama, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

When one thinks of Hank, they think of more than a hole-in-the-wall museum. The walk through trip can be done in about an hour, which makes it nice for a conference break. However, this museum is not worth a long drive, unless one is the ULTIMATE Hank fan.

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Montgomery, Alabama
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The museum does an excellent job of presenting Hank's brief but very productive misically life. A number of exhibits reveal very interesting items that relate to his musical activities. Clothes, musical instruments, records, awards, etc. One can get a bird's eye view of this fine musical talent. Also, there is the emotional tug that is there concerning the tragic cutting... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

At $ 10 a ticket, this is a little pricey. Basically a bunch of stuff a lot of people have loaned--some good some awful. Lots of paintings and artwork, some stage outfits, furniture and other memorabilia the best of which is the car he died in with only 78,000 miles on it. We went due to the 80th anniversary. I... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Pros - This small museum had some treasures like Hank's 1952 Cadillac and his death certificate. Cons- You can't take any pictures at all. Cell phones have to be hidden away. They only have a private restroom. I asked to use the restroom after my husband and I looked at all of the memorabilia.The lady that took my money told... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I guess it is worth it to stop in, if you are in the area, just to see the Cadillac that Hank died in. Otherwise there's not much to see with the exception of a few of his Nudie suits. The manager isn't very friendly and won't let you take pictures. I found this place to be rinky dink and... More

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Cumming, GA
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61 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I am a country music fan, but honestly didn't know much about Hank Senior. There's tons of stuff in the very small museum...clothes, houshold items, and even the car he died in. But it was small and dark and honeslty, a bit over priced. But fans of Hank, I imagine, will love it. If you're so-so, I'd say skip it.

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Beth P, Owner at Hank Williams Museum, responded to this review

The Museum isn't that "Small". Maybe you didn't visit all of the rooms? We consist of 6000sq ft. Everything is displayed very nicely in glass showcases. Artifacts of this nature need to be in dim lights so, yes it is a bit dim but not at all dark. Considering the amount of artifacts we have on display (and they aren't... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

My family has sung along to Hank Williams songs my entire life. While passing through Montgomery on a road trip we realized there was a museum dedicated to him and decided to stop in! The young gal at the counter was very helpful and explained it was $10 pp because it was privately run and the rent and upkeep was... More

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