The Johnny Cash Museum
The Johnny Cash Museum
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Ranked as the number one music museum in the world by Forbes and National Geographic Traveler, the Johnny Cash Museum holds one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collections of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia in the world. Located in the heart of downtown Nashville at 119 3rd Ave S, Nashville, the museum allows you to look back to the legendary life of the Man in Black. Here you will find performance costumes, handwritten lyrics, a wall filled with Cash’s gold and platinum records, and so much more. Officially endorsed by the Cash estate, the museum is one of only six attractions in Nashville to receive the coveted AAA Gem rating.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • dbauman
    Loudon, Tennessee251 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Was never much of a Cash fan, but throughly enjoyed all this museum has to offer!
    You can’t believe all the memorabilia this museum has gathered to tell his life story! Simply amazing. I was never much of a Cash fan years ago but this has made me a believer. Soooo much to see and learn about his life and music! A MUST see if you’re in town.
    Thank you for your kind feedback and recommendation!
    Written August 3, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 2, 2023
  • tazmtnbiker
    Sevierville, Tennessee1,851 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Been wanting to go see this museum
    Well I learned so much about The Man in Black. I was impressed with the museum. Great job of sharing every aspect of Cash's life. Learned that he was a pretty acclaimed actor. Of course his music is classic and his talent was incredible. I had a great time here.
    We are so glad you enjoyed your experience!
    Written September 1, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 25, 2023
  • Chris M
    Fort Myers, Florida18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Come visit the Man in Black
    If you are a Johnny Cash fan or if you want to learn about a really cool guy, this museum is a must see when you visit Nashville. The detailed information about his life will leave you knowing what an amazing person he was. His prolific work in show business and the contributions he made to the music world and society was incredible. Totally worth a visit.
    We appreciate your recommendation!
    Written September 1, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 28, 2023
  • NoBeachInOK
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must-See honoring an Icon.
    Being Native American & a veteran, I've had much respect for Johnny Cash. After visiting this museum, I just love him all the more. I was in awe from viewing of all his life accomplishments. He has touched America thru his singing, acting and philanthropy. My son, familiar w/few songs, was also amazed & totally enjoyed this museum. We bought souvenirs from the gift shop to remember this experience. This museum affirms that very few celebrities today can't hold a candle to Johnny Cash.
    Thank you for sharing your experience! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit.
    Written September 1, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 29, 2023
  • Miranda
    80 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sooo crowded
    This little museum is so cool! I am a fan of Johnny Cash and was excited to see some of his things. But there were so many people and it was so difficult to see anything. It almost felt like you couldn't get out. When you did get to see the items they were very cool.
    Visited October 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written September 15, 2023
  • stacy w
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent
    The best experience my husband and I ever had!! Randall was giving a new employee a tour and he gave us the tour with her also. He is very knowledgeable on Johnny Cash and his career. Randall tells great stories along the way with each exhibit.
    Thanks for your kind feedback!
    Written September 21, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 19, 2023
  • Jan4645
    Marshall, Minnesota195 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    All about the Man in Black
    The place to go if you love Johnny Cash. Honestly, just a great visit of you are unfamiliar with him. Enjoyed all the memorabilia. Little on the spendy side especially compared to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
    Thanks for visiting!
    Written September 21, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 21, 2023
  • Jackie H
    Oakville, Canada103 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really enjoyed
    Anyone with any interest in Johnny Cash must include this stop in their Nashville visit. Excellent collection of information and memorabilia. It was crowded; they could use more space but it was very enjoyable. One of the best museums I've been to.
    Thanks for joining us!
    Written September 28, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 25, 2023
  • l g
    Hampshire, United Kingdom225 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    This place is a must for anyone visiting Nashville. Full of amazing memerabila and videos. You can listen to all of Johnny's songs covered by hundreds of other artists. You would be amazed how many ty there are. An amazing attraction to learn about the extraordinary life of such a talented man and his family.
    Thank you for being such a great fan!
    Written September 28, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 27, 2023
  • J E
    Fredericksburg, Virginia11,248 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Nice
    Definitely better than we thought! When we got here, it looks like a tacky tourist trap (like those Ripley’s museums in every tourist town), so we were skeptical, but took a swing anyways… It is pricey too, I think $25/pp, but they do offer AAA discounts and I think first responder and military too (it’s only $1 off). Once we got past the ticket counter and were inside, it immediately impressed us! The layout, the exhibits, the actual music playing from different exhibits, etc… All were great and very nicely organized. The various artifacts are fun to look at and read about as well. They have a nice video area showing all sorts of interesting things that Johnny did, definitely worth watching. If you like Country music, southern rock, and/or Johnny Cash, it worth a visit!
    Thanks for visiting!
    Written September 28, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 28, 2023
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rveege
California51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I was very excited to visit the Johnny Cash museum especially being a big fan of his music. I learned a lot more about him than I had expected and it was very cool to see the sheer amount of work this guy did in his career. The first part of the museum was a bit on the crowded side but as you went thru it spread people out a bit. You can take as much as time you would like here so slow down and enjoy. It was priced fairly reasonably at $23/adult and overall we left happy and bought some stuff in the gift shop as well. If you are a fan this is a must do and if you are not it's still really cool to see how much this guy did in his life. Impressive.
Written January 2, 2020
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Bryon P
Toronto, Canada148 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Even though we are not Country Music Fans we all new that we had to go here. Admission price is just over $23 but Seniors receive a discount. On Third Ave just off Broadway. WE were surprised by the pure number of people in the museum as well as the store/cafe in front. The Johnny Cash Bar & Restaurant is next door. The museum was very Interesting with all different artifacts relating to the Life and Times of Johnny Cash. Through his 2 marriage's , his children, the Carter Family, His Gold Records, all the different movies he was in, the different stars that performed with him, some of his guitars, posters, clothes, posters etc. We spent over 2 hours here and I would recommend this as a place to visit while in Nashville. The Patsy Cline Museum is in the same building on the next level
Written January 22, 2020
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jer b
Bristol, CT1,764 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
If you come down the ramp from the pedestrian bridge, you cannot miss this museum as it is a striking red brick building with huge white letters, saying Johnny Cash Museum. It is a rather small space, but filled with a large collection of photographs and artifacts belonging to the music icon. You can purchase tickets on line but if you do you will not get any discounts (senior, AAA) and there is an additional service charge. To get the discounts you have to buy tickets at the door. If you are a fan of Mr. Cash, who isn't, it is a good place to visit. It is small though.
Written January 2, 2020
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edieann
Denver, CO1,013 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Admission was $20 for about 3 rooms of exhibits, small font text describing his life and accomplishments and a fair amount of filler on other performers Cash worked with. I found out much more about his life on Wikipedia than at this museum. So so gift shop.
Written January 3, 2020
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Jeep
67 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I learned lots of things I didn't know about Cash. There's much about him that was assumed because of the Joaquin Phoenix movie but I didn't realize how much he acted nor his philanthropic efforts. For a casual fan and the size of the museum, the price is a bit high. Was crazy crowded on the day we visited because of the bowl game and that may have detracted from the overall value on the cost too.
Written January 2, 2020
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dambanker
Toronto, Canada1,751 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
On previous visits to Nashville the Museum was very busy and I skipped it. This time I came early in the morning and there was no crowd.

You enter into a gift shop area so you have to go the counter to purchase a ticket to enter the actual museum. Very casual inside, I had a great chat with the greeter who really knew his music history. He informed me that the "One Piece At A Time" car is not located here but just outside of the city. I was hoping that was here. Next time.

To be clear I'm more Rock n Roll than Country. Inside the museum is loaded with artifacts and information. It is laid out very well and you can spend as much time as you want. There were so many interesting items in here but the one the struck me the most was the final "Hurt" display. Probably because I was by myself. It was great being there without anyone around.

Overall I had a great visit and I'm happy that I made a special stop to see this. I recommend it for any music fan.
Written January 22, 2022
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Written January 24, 2022
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Travelbound4567
Boston, MA66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
We attended the Johnny cash museum during our visit to Nashville. I honestly didn’t know much about Johnny Cash, but I found the artifacts interesting and I learned a lot about him. There are a few interactive sections where you can listen to his music. It takes 1hr to 1 1/2 to make your way thought it.

The only downfall was the layout of the museum, it is very tight inside and they overpacked the museum making it hard to read artifacts and see exhibits because they were letting in too many people in at one time. Unlike the country music hall of fame, which was very spacious.

I would recommend the museum but try to avoid going at peak times, if possible. It is open later in the evening than other museums in the area.
Written July 21, 2021
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CamAndPhoebsDad
Baltimore, MD222 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
A small museum that’s a must see if you are a Johnny Cash fan or just someone who wants to learn a bit more about the man after seeing the film Walk the Line.

Although it is small, it crams quite a bit of memorabilia, history, and most importantly music into it. Not just items about the Man in Black either—there are things Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and others as well. It’s hard to believe that all of those legends were not only contemporaries but knew each other and toured together as well.

It’s one knock in my opinion is it’s a little expensive for it’s size (about $20 and it takes just over an hour to go through it all).
Written February 18, 2020
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Curt313
Waynesville, NC96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The Johnny Cash Museum was on my to-do list for a recent trip to Nashville, TN. The display covered Johnny's career from start to finish and beyond. Even as a life long Johnny Cash fan, I learned much at the museum, on family history, his Faith and his inspiration for others, even those in prison and disadvantaged. Really enjoyed the section of short clips of Johnny's movies and old time videos of him performing songs.
Written February 16, 2020
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glenagrit
Dallas, TX167 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Small and a bit cramped but worth visiting. Tons of artifacts from his career. Was so crowded that it would have been nice to be able to spend more time really reading and seeing the artifacts. Recommend going at off hours so you can really spend some time. Worth it despite the crowds.
Written March 6, 2020
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