Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is the home of this popular American art form, safeguarding over 2.5 million artifacts, with two expansive floors of gallery space featuring permanent- and limited- engagement exhibits. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is also home to Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print. It offers three dining and four retail options, all open to the public. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • SAROJA R
    Hamilton, New Jersey176 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Records Galore - truly amazing
    Amazing collection of memorabilia and very informative. Give yourself half a day to pace yourself and enjoy this experience. We learnt about artists who we were not aware of. The Elvis Golden Cardillac was a sight to behold. Learnt about country music in Los Angeles, which was an add on to my knowledge.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 13, 2023
  • labtek33
    7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see for any country music lover.
    It was very well done and a lot of information to process. We enjoyed the history of the early days of country music and how it has evolved into what it is today. You better have your walking shoes on because you will get a lot of steps in. There are 3 floors to cover. We found that as we started we were reading everything that there was to read but the closer to the end we had quit reading as much. Just so much information there. It has to be difficult to decide who and what to display. There are numerous artists that we didn't even find mention of that we thought would be considered huge in the industry. If you are a fan of country music then you really need to put this on your list of places to see.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 21, 2023
  • R B
    Wardsboro, Vermont28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Country fun
    Disclaimer, I am not a fan of country music, but my daughter is so I went along. Needless to say it is an excellent place that does a good job of telling the story of country music over the last 100 years. It’s need to see how much crossover there is between country, Bluegrass, and rock ‘n’ roll. I recommend getting there right when they open to avoid big crowds.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written April 21, 2023
  • Janet D
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see for country music fans.
    This is a must see for country music fans There is a lot to take in. We spent about 1 1/2 hours but you could spend a lot more time if you read everything and watch all the video shows. Lots of neat artifacts and stories about country musics biggest stars. It’s well worth it.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 4, 2023
  • Treker650
    Kaysville, Utah162 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience
    We aren't into country music at all, but we really enjoyed the museum! The displays were well done. The crowds were a b it much but will patience we were able to see and read all we wanted. We felt like it was reasonably priced though we did qualify for a discount.
    Visited April 2023
    Written May 9, 2023
  • Melissa McNichols
    Surprise, Arizona8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth your time!
    I really enjoyed the museum. It is well laid out and flows pretty smoothly. Some of the exhibits can get a bit crowded as there is a lot to see and read. Just pack your patience and go with the flow. You won’t be disappointed. I especially enjoyed the Western Edge exhibit showing the evolution of country-rock.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 17, 2023
  • casinogal
    Parrish, Florida637 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    C&W at its best.
    Being a long time C&W fan I knew I would love this place but didn't realize how much I would love it. Two floors of wonderful history, beautiful clothing and stories to remember. We purchased the audio version but didn't really use it; we would have been there forever following the audio. Our tour of 4 hours was plenty of information. The Gold & Platinum record wall took my breath away.....amazing.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 23, 2023
  • t0fmv9v6fy
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Museum
    The museum was well worth the cost, we enjoyed going through, lots to see and lots of information. If your a Chris Stapleton fan, they have quite alot on him. They even have the car from Smokey & the bandit. There are videos all throughout the museum that you can watch. We would recommend going, you won't be disappointed.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 3, 2023
  • Michelle245248
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota227 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Eclectic Mix
    We liked the variety of exhibits. With kids the interactive things were a hit- designing album covers and outfits. The admission price is a bit high for families. We parked at the Music City Center ramp nearby which was convenient.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 3, 2023
  • Monica
    Jackson, Tennessee85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must See In Nashville
    I went during the weekend Taylor Swift was in town, so the lines to see her artifacts were unusually long, but I doubt that could have been avoided since many people went straight to those sections and didn't spread out and look at other things. The volunteers were very helpful and informative. The Eras pop-up volunteers are very kind and seemed to have the whole thing down to a good process to keep the line moving. I recommend planning to stay here for at least a few hours. There are many decades of country music to look at and it is all worth your time. I parked in the Music City Center parking garage which was very close to the museum and would recommend it.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written June 13, 2023
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MTZ
Edmonton, Canada104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
The Best Hall of Fame and Museum, we have ever toured in the USA and reasonably priced.

Numerous displays and exhibits of Country & Western Artists photos/pictures, guitars, outfits, artifacts and other memorabilia assembled in chronological order based on time ( as the artists evolved over time).

My wife and I spent half-a-day touring the museum but one could easily spend several days there if you wanted to read each and every display, etc.

Will definitely return!
Written March 1, 2020
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Jrbacon
Nashville, TN214 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
We went on a cold, rainy winter Saturday and the place was so crowded. I went that day thinking no one would be out. Line to buy a ticket super long then the line to try and see the exhibits was long. If you want to see a museum of what every country music artist wore and one of their instruments, this is your place. Because that’s all it is. We quickly walked through. I honestly thought Madame Tussaud’s at Opry Mills was cooler than here.
Written February 10, 2020
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Melanie O
Tumwater, WA58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
We enjoyed our visit to the Hall of Fame. The top floor is devoted to the history and origins of country music, and the second floor has a lot of information and displays about specific country artists, from Willie Nelson to Taylor Swift to Kasey Musgraves.

The only negative comment I have is that due to COVID the museum had signs out front telling me to purchase tickets online, so I bought them through Trip Advisor. After touring the museum, we wanted to upgrade our tickets to season passes, but were unable to do so due to purchasing them through a third-party vendor. This was disappointing and frustrating. Otherwise, a worthwhile experience.
Written May 1, 2021
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misshann
mississauga17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
There is NO WAY that you can complete a tour in 2 hours or less, especially if you are a country music fan. My sister and I were there for four hours! We saw and admired every single item in the museum, and would have lingered longer except we DID NOT eat breakfast before arriving at 9:30.
We ordered tickets the day before online, and I recommend getting the audio guide (an extra $5). It is a handset that gives supplemental information to the exhibit. The lay out of the museum is practical and the flow of people is efficient. The video rooms were enlightening and entertaining. If you are in Nashville, you MUST include this on your list of things to do. Just don’t forget to eat first!
Written March 4, 2023
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Wendy K
Baldwin, WI388 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Very enjoyable and interesting museum if you love country music. So many different pieces of memorabilia to see! This museum starts back in the early days of country music all the way to our present artists. We visited on a Friday afternoon, it was busy but you could still see everything while taking your time. If you want to do something beyond the basic tour, book in advance, those attractions sell out first thing in the morning. I would recommend buying the Nashville city pass, saves us a lot of money on the five attractions we visited while in town.
Written October 16, 2022
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Walter Peter
Santa Barbara, CA69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
When in Nashville a visit to one of the music museums is a must. During the Thanksgiving holiday my initial activity plans with my daughters was to attend the country music museum until we got there and experienced the long wait lines. Plan B turned into a most satisfying experience at the Musicians Hall of Fame. Especially if you enjoy a variety of music genre, besides country.
Written January 3, 2020
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Neill K
Delray Beach, FL12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We planned to spend our entire Friday at the Hall of Fame thinking that it would be enough time to take everything in. New to country music, there was so much. We started out day with a tour of Sudio B, (we were transfered there by bus) the studio where hundreds if not thousands of hit songs were recorded over the years that it was in operation. May and seen like a simple room with a Hammond B-3 and Elvis' favorite Steinway, but the history made it so much more. When we returned to the main museum, we began our tour of the memorabilia which traces the beginnning of many of the act over what seemed like a century. Rhinestoned coustumes, guitars, informative exhibiits, outrageous cars and stage costumes that were both guady and and exciting at the same time. We ended our day with the separate. tour of the Hatch Printing shop which has been the vendor to the industry since 1875. A very interesting show. After more than 4 hours there, we had to get ready to head to the Grand Ole' Opry. We will go back to see what we missed on our next trip to Nashville.
Written February 17, 2020
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Emily C
Miami, FL133 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Couples
I am a fan of country music and after reading the reviews the visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame was a must! To say I was disappointed is a bit of an understatement. I purchased tickets online and chose the 9am slot. The website says to arrive ten minutes early and we did. It was freezing outside and we stood at the locked door for the entire ten minutes watching the staff watch us because they will not open the doors until after the clock strikes 9, so ignore the website instruction to arrive early if you pick the first time slot.
The exhibits were in no real order and there were very little exhibits for what I consider real country music artists. There were a couple of cars and motorcycles on display and for each artist there was a pair of boots, guitar or a stage outfit displayed. There was however a very large exhibit on Kacey Musgraves and a fake replica of a Taylor Swift bus, both were very unimpressive. I wouldn’t go back.
Written December 30, 2020
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megang72491
Saint Paris, OH29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
We went in the summer time (July 2023) and during the weekend that George Strait was doing two back to back sold out shows. So the crowds were LARGE! Saturday the HOF was sold out all day very early. They recommend to buy online ahead of time and we HIGHLY suggest doing that. We were able to book Sunday for 9am when they first opened and there was a smaller crowd and we were able to enjoy everything. It was reasonably priced. They don’t have an expansive gift shop but it has a little something for everyone. There’s a Stetson shop which is expensive but if that’s not an issue for you the stuff is pretty cool in there. There’s a little food and drink place in the museum. There’s restrooms throughout which was nice. They have fun interactive things to do throughout. It is a lot of outfits and guitars. We found the lyric wall to be cool! If you are into doing touristy attractions and love country music this is probably worth doing! It’s near Bridgestone arena and downtown bar area. Parking was close (parking around the city seems in general seems easy to navigate) and was priced well being so close. There’s stairs so be prepared for that but there’s also elevators.
Written July 30, 2023
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Megan C
Oxford, PA97 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
We had a local recommend the museum to us so we put it on our "must see" list. It seemed like a lot of reading in the exhibits on the 2nd and 3rd floors. Very devoted to the older artists, not much on the last 20 yrs. Cool collection right now of Kasey Musgraves' outfits. We had two teens with us (both very into pop country) and they were bored 15 min in.
Written June 28, 2021
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $29.95, while a popular guided tour starts around $6.75 per person.



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