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“Definitely worth it!”

Hank Williams Museum
Ranked #15 of 67 things to do in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Hank Williams Museum in Montgomery, AL is a favorite destination for music fans. He is a treasure to the City of Montgomery and the State of Alabama, and we are paying tribute to the life and accomplishments of this magnificent legend whose name survives in a way that is unique in the history of Music. It is amazing after so many years that there are still things to be said...song to be sung. Year by year since Hank's death in 1953, the real impact his songs made on American Music becomes more evident. His lifelong fans continue, and new admirers are added with each generation. Hank Williams crowded a lot of living into twenty-nine years. It is safe to say, perhaps Hank Williams said all he had to say. We are proud to say that all of the artifacts are authentic. 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Arden, North Carolina, USA
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Definitely worth it!”
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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Monee, Illinois
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“Great museum for Hank Williams Fans”
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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76 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great for country music fans”
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
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Impressive”
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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Montgomery, Alabama
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74 reviews
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“Well worth it”
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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