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“One of the Best Museums!!!”

Alex Haley House Museum
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Henning
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Reviewed May 10, 2016

My mother and I were in Nashville, TN and decided the day before we were returning to Maryland to drive to Henning, TN. What a treat ... we were greeted by a gentlemen who provided us with a fantastic wealth of information about the Alex Haley House Museum. We were thoroughly informed and told everyone when we returned we told various family and friends about this historical figure in history.

This is a must see museum.

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Reviewed April 17, 2016

This quaint museum is tucked away in Henning, TN. It is worth the time, and money to go through to see slaves, slave trade, and things about Alex Haley first hand.The brochure states:Alex Haley House and Museum State Historic Site is one of the Tennessee Historical Commission's state-owned historic sites and is located in Henning, Tennessee, United States. It is open to the public and partially funded by an agreement with the Tennessee Historical Commission. It was originally known as W. E. Palmer House and was the boyhood home of author Alex Haley. He was buried on the grounds. The home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. In 2010, the site debuted the state-funded Alex Haley Museum and Interpretive Center which features a museum and interpretive center with exhibitions covering Haley's life. I found it to be a special place to be in the spot where he was nurtured as a young man. The museum houses many of his artifacts and memorabilia appealing to many.On display are samples of his early writings.The tour guide was excellent and engaging. He had many stories to tell which were emotional, riveting, and enlightening. This was a treat to visit and support.

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Reviewed April 15, 2016

I have taken several of my U.S. and World History groups to the Alex Haley Museum. This is a really good lesson on slavery, Alex Haley and his roots in where he goes all the way back to Africa during the slave trade. This museum is tucked away in Henning, TN. It is worth the time, and money to go through to see slaves, slave trade, and things about Alex Haley first hand.

Thank Randy K
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Reviewed April 3, 2016

This was a great learning experience. Something every parent should take their children to see. It was a step back in our history. How encouraging it was to hear that Alex Haley parents were educated black people and that his grandfather was a business owner. I could feel the life and love in this home. I was sorry to hear that the people who financially benefited from Mr Haley novel have contributed very little to keep this museum going on for our children.

Thank Katie J
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Reviewed March 19, 2016

The museum director is a fabulous tour guide. He brought to life the wonderful aspects of life in the early 20th century Henning, TN. He provided us with song and story that made this visit so enjoyable. This is a great place to take the family to appreciate how easy life is now for the modern American family, and how challenging life was for African Americans living in the early 1900s. This visit helped me appreciate what Alex Haley experienced. I'm glad the museum exists to continue telling the story of Roots.

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