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The Birthplace of Country Music Museum

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Teaching you things you've never heard before

Detoured to Bristol on a whim just to see this. For us, a great "pre-show" to the Ken Burns' PBS... read more

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First Class Museum Experience

I had heard about the Birthplace of Country Music Museum the last time I was in the Bristol TN/VA... read more

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The Birthplace of Country Music(R) Museum, in affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution, tells the story of our musical heritage. From the Bristol Sessions and beyond, our region continues to influence music around the world. The 24,000 square...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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101 Country Music Way, Bristol, VA 24201
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Reviewed today

Detoured to Bristol on a whim just to see this. For us, a great "pre-show" to the Ken Burns' PBS Country Music documentary. Beautiful but smaller campus that truly exceeds Nash-vegas' Country Music Hall of Fame. More of a multi-media experience than the CMHOF. Guides...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had heard about the Birthplace of Country Music Museum the last time I was in the Bristol TN/VA area a few years ago but didn’t stop. I’m really glad I did this time. I was expecting a few artifacts from the Bristol Sessions that...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I truly enjoy visiting the museum every time I have friends coming to town. The regular exhibits are phenomenal. Also, the temporary exhibits are outstanding. It is simply something that any visitor to this city should see!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband -- a hobby musician with a growing love for bluegrass -- wanted to visit this museum after we saw the signs on the Interstate. I was happy to oblige although I was less interested in the "birthplace of country music." But the museum...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Kim D, Public Relations Manager at The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the great review. We are thrilled to know you enjoyed the Museum.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I want to like this museum. I really do. I love country music. Real country music, and most certainly it's roots. But... the museum is over-priced, somewhat small, and houses very few actual artifacts. A lot of what you see and hear you can probably...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank bigfanofoldccm
Kim D, Public Relations Manager at The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are disappointed to learn that you did not enjoy the Museum as much as you hoped. We have shared your comments with our team. If there is anything else we could have done to make your visit to the Museum better, please let us...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Learned a great deal about the innovations the Carter family were responsible for. Excellent exhibits. Good people.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Kim D, Public Relations Manager at The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ll have to admit that I’m not always a fan of the country music genre; nevertheless, I found this museum fascinating! The museum focuses on the music itself and also on the way in which the music both impacts and reflects the development of culture...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Kim D, Public Relations Manager at The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kind review. We are excited to know you enjoyed the Museum, and thank you for sharing your experience.

Reviewed August 8, 2019

If you love country music, you will love this museum experience. If not, you will be intrigued with the history of Bristol Sessions. The creator's have captured a wonderful piece of the history of Bristol complete with pictures, music and well-researched information. It takes about...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Kim D, Public Relations Manager at The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Bill - Thank you for your review. We have passed along your message to our Head Curator!!

Reviewed July 28, 2019 via mobile

Wow! Such a venue as this is a rarity. An incredible blend of music history, advanced technology and celebration of culture. Approval of/affiliation with The Smithsonian Institute is very well earned. Lovely, friendly staff and museum volunteers. Brilliantly curated. Phenomenal videos. A must-see!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Kim D, Public Relations Manager at The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2019

Thank you for your great review!!

Reviewed July 25, 2019

Went here with my wife who has mobility problems due to arthritis. When I explained this the staff here were great and really went out of their way to help and got a wheelchair so I could push her around. It made a huge difference...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Kim D, Public Relations Manager at The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2019

Thank you for your great review!

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I believe it was $13.00 each adult ticket.
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Check their website - it's totally worth it. Great museum!
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LOCATION 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way Bristol, VA 24201 If you are unable to find this address in your GPS, use the old street address: 520 Cumberland Street, Bristol, VA 24201. The museum is located at the corner... More
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