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Birthplace of Country Music Museum

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My Absolute Favorite Museum Ever

We are major country music history nerds. Also, we love any kind of music museums or studio tours... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Victoria W
Omaha, Nebraska
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Wonderful Museum

Anyone that likes Mountain Music, Bluegrass or Country Music will absolutely love this place. We... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2018
Ken M
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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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520 Birthplace of Country Music Way, Bristol, VA 24201
+1 423-573-1927
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We are major country music history nerds. Also, we love any kind of music museums or studio tours. Going to The Birthplace of Country Music Museum was absolute heaven. I would love to work or volunteer there some day. They have so many artifacts and...More

Thank Victoria W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove through Bristol on our way to Northern Virginia and stopped at the Welcome Center. We found out about the Museum there and hubs is a fan of the Big Bang of Country Music, so of course we had to visit. Unfortunately we didn't...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Located in the center of town 1 block off the main stree & across the street from a beautiful park. Try to visit when it has a concert in its auditorium.

Thank Grandad Q
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Anyone that likes Mountain Music, Bluegrass or Country Music will absolutely love this place. We were going to zip in and out like we usually do but you can't do that here. So much to hear. So much to hear. This place is a hidden...More

Thank Ken M
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

I did not know about the Bristol recording sessions before going to this museum. It provided great information about the local musicians and their musical styles. There was also a great film where modern musicians analyzed the various guitar, banjo styles. For example, they talked...More

Thank poodytat
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Spent about 3 hrs. on self guided tour of this museum in Bristol on a Saturday. Thoroughly enjoyed all the videos and musical information. Recommend a visit for anyone who has an interest in how country music got started.

Thank KnoxvilleBud
Reviewed July 20, 2018

It a small sample of blue grass history wish they would have had more music that was created from the Bristol sessions and more update performers music and details. But it was good and you could try and sing along with the performers and make...More

Thank G E
Reviewed July 19, 2018

While visiting Southwest Virginia, my wife and I visited The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, VA. So very glad we did. Upon entering, we were greeted by some very friendly staff. They were so patient to answer all our questions. The museum is...More

Thank 1beach-nut
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Loved this museum. Lots of history and the exhibits were hands-on and entertaining. I especially enjoyed the recording studio where you could record yourself singing. This was worth the trip. The staff were super friendly and they have a nice gift shop. Plenty of parking...More

Thank WB_NC
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

If your in the area stop in and check out the museum. Alot of interesting things about Bristol and historic country music.

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Response from ripfortwo | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was $13.00 each adult ticket.
Anthony D
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Response from Brad D | Reviewed this property |
Check their website - it's totally worth it. Great museum!
June 25, 2015|
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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