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Birthplace of Country Music Museum

520 Birthplace of Country Music Way, Bristol, VA 24201
+1 423-573-1927
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Great history.

We stopped in today while traveling back from Tennessee. From Jimmie Rodgers, to the Carter's, to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dennis H
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West Lawn, Pennsylvania
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Great Musuem

Great interactive musuem. Can stay an hour or 3 hours depending on your interest. Well worth the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Paul C
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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520 Birthplace of Country Music Way, Bristol, VA 24201
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+1 423-573-1927
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped in today while traveling back from Tennessee. From Jimmie Rodgers, to the Carter's, to the very beginning, this is the real deal of the birth of country music! Very informative experience for us. Stop in, you'll be pleasantly surprised!

Thank Dennis H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great interactive musuem. Can stay an hour or 3 hours depending on your interest. Well worth the time and money to learn this exciting history and hear some great music. Note it is closed on Mondays.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 6 days ago

A must if you are a fan of country music. Unlike what you would find in Nashville. It's more low key. Lots of Bristol information.

Thank judy177
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an awesome place to check out. Especially if your a fan of country music. And the ladies working there are so nice.

Thank tbeach2002
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you really want to learn about the roots and history of country and folk music, this is the place. Has an authentic, well-researched feel...not glitzy like Nashville can be. Great exhibit on the Bristol recording sessions. Nicely balanced across various artists/groups. It would be...More

Thank cruisin_4_BBQ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the brochure, I expected the museum to be mostly about The Carter Family (because they are from around that area or near it) and Jimmie Rodgers. Mostly it was a tribute to Bristol and not being from that area and just the recording sessions...More

Thank bookworm7777
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

If you at all appreciate country or bluegrass music or the history of American music this is a must stop. We spent a couple hours checking out the exhibits & watching interesting videos. A lot of interesting history of just how our country's music developed...More

1  Thank Roger B
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This museum has already received so many well-deserved great reviews we wondered if there was really anything we might add. We ultimately concluded that there was one point that some earlier reviewers had mentioned but that was worth a bit more emphasis, namely the excellent...More

2  Thank JeffandElaine
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This museum takes you from the original musicians of years ago to the present. Videos exhibits photos help you live country music from its origination.

1  Thank Brenda F
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This museum is a credit to all genres of traditional music of Mid-Appalachia. The exhibits are very well executed and reflect the origins and development of our muslc and culture.

1  Thank Rufus M
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Anthony D
Cost of adult admission
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Response from ripfortwo | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was $13.00 each adult ticket.
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Anthony D
What is cost of admission for adults?
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Response from Brad D | Reviewed this property |
Check their website - it's totally worth it. Great museum!
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Driving directions from pulaski va
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Response from TraceyC5 | Reviewed this property |
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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