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Alex Haley House Museum

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Address: 200 S Church St, Henning, TN 38041
Phone Number: 731 738 2240
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Alex Haley's Home - Excellent

Glad I had an opportunity to hear the additional history of Alex Haley along touring his grandparents house, followed by walking through the museum.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2015
Pamela W
El Cerrito, California
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El Cerrito, California
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Glad I had an opportunity to hear the additional history of Alex Haley along touring his grandparents house, followed by walking through the museum.

Thank Pamela W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The Alex Haley House Museum has is located in Henning, Tennessee in a quiet residential neighborhood. Park in the back by the Museum. When we were there the doors were locked but we rattled them and a friendly staff member let us in. You see a short movie about Alex Haley and the movie Roots then are free to wander... More 

Thank Daniel M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

As a long time genealogist, visiting Alex Haley's birthplace was a must. They have a very nice modern visitor center behind the house, and a guide leads you on a tour of his boyhood home. Very personal, very informative, only myself and one other person on the tour. Beautiful country home. Haley is buried in the front yard (didn't know... More 

2 Thank KFromOregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The Alex Haley House Museum is located north of Memphis and is worth the drive. What history is in this home! Our guide was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot. I would recommend everyone stop here.

Thank Lori P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is such a great place to learn the history of such an important era. We watched a short film of how the film "Roots" was made and the Authors writing of the book. The Director was very knowledgeable and helpful. You would never believe such a great place would be in such a little town as Henning, TN.

2 Thank RR_Traveler
Decatur, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Very interesting museum...came to view with my relatives. The operator was very friendly and her mother was a ball of laughs. Enjoyed the time taken to show us around. Will definitely return.

Thank Carla P
Rhode Island
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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 

3 Thank yaflincoln
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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 

2 Thank dizzyfizzy45
Los Angeles, California
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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 

2 Thank Kamikazi54
Mankato, Minnesota
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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 

2 Thank stpatrickgirl

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