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Address: 200 S Church St, Henning, TN 38041
Phone Number: 731 738 2240
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
Lori P
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Monroe
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Monroe
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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.

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Tennessee
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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.

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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.

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Rhode Island
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318 reviews 318 reviews
225 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
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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Letchworth ,
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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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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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