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“Definitely worth it!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hank Williams Museum

Hank Williams Museum
118 Commerce St., Montgomery, AL 36104
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Ranked #19 of 31 Attractions in Montgomery
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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.
Arden, North Carolina, USA
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“Definitely worth it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Very nicely displayed memorabilia. Lots of donated items as well as items on loan from Hank Jr! There is also a gift shop. Easily handicap accessible.

Visited December 2012
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“Great museum for Hank Williams Fans”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

After stopping at the Oakwood cemetery to say "hi" to Hank I came here to check out the museum. It's located downtown and easy to get to. Admission is $10.00, I think. No cameras allowed in the museum but are ok in the lobby. Unfortunately there's not much worth photographing in the lobby.The museum is self guided with lots of Hank memorabilia. There's some old videos including one showing his funeral. The 1952 Cadillac which he was riding in when he died is also on display. Also are lots of Nudie suits including the one he wore when he died. Some other things are from when he was young. There's displays scattered about in no particular order and lots of newspaper articles. The museum is all on one level and it'll take you an hour or two to check out everything. Simple gift shop is located when you enter. Also, pay the meter if you park on the street. I got a 10.00 ticket for forgetting to.
Hank Williams was a country music legend and died way too young. If your interested in music history or just like Hank Williams, you owe it to yourself to check out some history here.

Visited August 2012
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“Great for country music fans”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

OK, I admit up front that I went to humor my husband. I am not a fan of country music and didn't know much about Hank Williams. There is a lot of memorabilia here, and so I suspect it would mean a lot more to those familiar with his life and music.

I tried to piece together his life story from the exhibits, but there isn't a summary biography, nor is the exhibit organized in any particular order. So I learned a bit but still felt like I was missing something.

I am amazed at the number of Hank Williams songs I actually know, but were made famous by other singers who recorded them. But I learned this mainly from the CD my husband bought, not from the museum itself.

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

We visited the museum and was very impressed. They have the car, which he died in. Plenty of stories, pictures, and displays. They are playing his music throughout the museum. This museum consist of 2 store front. Audrey's and Hank's 1st kitchen set is there. The person in charge knew a lot about Hank, step sister and his supposed half sister. There is a small shop there w/ 78' records and CD's for sale. They looked like they were in excellent condition! and reasonably priced.

Visited June 2012
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“Well worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

If you are a classic country music fan, you cannot miss going to the Hank Williams Museum. Lots of great information presented in interesting and interactive ways.

Visited April 2012
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