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“Great Country Western” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hank Williams Museum

Hank Williams Museum
118 Commerce St., Montgomery, AL 36104
334-262-3600
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Ranked #19 of 37 Attractions in Montgomery
Type: Specialty Museums, History 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.
Montgomery, Alabama
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Country Western”
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 short (29 years old at his death) of his life. To those who love country western music and its history and impact on Southern culture, this is a must to have a complete picture of one of the icons of his era.

Visited August 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“To visit Hank's museum you won't need a hanky”
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 had hoped for more but glad we went.

Visited August 2013
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Huntsville, Alabama
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“Average”
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 me that I can probably find a restroom in a store downtown somewhere. They need to properly advertise that. I would not have paid the admission price and put any money in the donation jar if I would have known.

I would recommend the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville instead. It is a first-class establishment where a paying customer can enjoy all the amenities.

Visited August 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“Hank deserves a lot better!”
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 not what you'd expect for the greatest country music legend of all time. Hank deserves more!

Visited June 2013
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Cumming, GA
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“Probably great for fans!”
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.

Visited June 2013
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Beth P, Owner at Hank Williams Museum, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
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 replicas), and we are in the center of the downtown area where Hank Williams walked and sold peanuts as a young boy, sang on the local radio and wrote most of his greatest hits, we feel the price is reasonable. Thanks for your review. Management
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