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Address: 200 S Church St, Henning, TN 38041
Phone Number: 731 738 2240
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so glad we took the time to visit....

We began our visit with a 15 - 20 minute movie on Alex Haley and the making of the iconic mini-series, "Roots", which was very well done. We continued the visit by spending time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We began our visit with a 15 - 20 minute movie on Alex Haley and the making of the iconic mini-series, "Roots", which was very well done. We continued the visit by spending time in the interpretive center which chronicled slavery as well as Haley's life and the life of his family. We completed our tour by visiting Haley's home... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

En route from Memphis to Nashville we spotted the Alex Haley Museum and Interpretive Centre on the map and decided to do a slight detour to visit .It was well worth it .We were personally shown round the house by Beverly Johnson the programme coordinator who really took time to explain everything to us ,answer all our questions and really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I first discovered Henning when I was looking for a second house to buy and yes, I did purchase one in Henning. I didn't know Alex Haley's boyhood home was located there until my Realtor was showing me other properties near Henning. We decided to stop by the the house and museum. I feel it's a stop everyone should make... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Alex Haley is a pivotal figure in American culture, and it was an absolute thrill to set foot on the home he spent so much of his childhood in. The new Visitor's center is also very nice, with an outstanding video about the impact of Roots. This attraction is very much out of the way but also very much worth... More 

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Minnesota, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

We were passing through Henning on our way to Memphis and being Roots fans, decided to check out the Alex Haley House Museum. We were greeted by Paula, who was so friendly and welcoming. First we watched an excellent film, then looked at exhibits in a small museum in the interpretive center. Then, we walked out to the house and... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Went to Ripley, Tenn with the fam for a family reunion. When we went to the musuem it was closed. So we looked through the windows. We also visited the grave sites of Kizzy and Chicken George. I feel so blessed to have this experience. Would love to go back with my babies to educate them about those times. (I... More 

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Brownsville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

How well it is kept up and maintained. Staff was knowledgeable and related some personal experiences.

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

During a rainy afternoon we received a warm welcome at the museum from Paula Lee Bogan. After the orientation film and our freedom to wander through the clearly marked and comprehensive museum she took us around the house and provided homely information that made Alex come to life. Only a few other people were there at the time of our... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

I like so many others have read Alex Haley's epic novel "Roots" and viewed the mini series. Alex story of his family had an impact that had Americans regardless of race looking into their roots. Since Henning, Tennessee is a short distance from Memphis, I wanted to visit the home that sparked Alex to start his search. The home is... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

We knew something about Alex Haley thru his well-known book "ROOTS", but if you want to get a complete picture of this author, don't forget to stop in Henning Tennessee, where you'll be welcomed by very friendly people. An introduction film, the beautiful house and Haley's grave make your visit complete and worthwhile the admission fee of $ 5.

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