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“The man, the story, a ledgend”

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
Pooler, Georgia
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158 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“The man, the story, a ledgend”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

Take time to see it all. Hank grew up nearby and they did a great job on presenting his story. Very interesting even if you are not a traditional country music fan. Hank was a pioneer. He lived life and did it his way with his music.

Visited June 2013
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Abilene, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“As long as you are in Montgomery”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

This museum has quite a bit of "Hank" memorabilia but you can see almost as much inthe gift shop as the museum considering the cost of tickets. But if you are already in Montgomery might as well drop in, it's good to see.

Visited May 2013
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Opelika, Alabama, United States
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A Quick Trip”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

When one thinks of Hank, they think of more than a hole-in-the-wall museum. The walk through trip can be done in about an hour, which makes it nice for a conference break. However, this museum is not worth a long drive, unless one is the ULTIMATE Hank fan.

Visited December 2013
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Montgomery, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Country Western”
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“To visit Hank's museum you won't need a hanky”
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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