Dyess, Arkansas: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home

Nothing fancy here, just a very small, old farmhouse out at the end of what until recently had been a dirt road. Restored 2012-2013, opened to the public in 2014.

Address:
4791 W. County Road 924, Dyess, AR
Directions:
I-55 exit 41 toward Marie/Lepanto. Drive west n Hwy 14 for six miles. Turn left onto Hwy 297. Drive one mile. Turn right onto CR 924. Drive two miles. House will be on the left. To actually tour the house, don't turn onto CR 924 but instead continue south on Hwy 297 another mile into town. Colony Museum will be on the right. Park car and buy tickets in the Administration Building of the Dyess Colony Museum, then take a shuttle bus to the home.
Hours:
Tu-Sa 9-3 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
870-972-2781
Admission:
Adults $10
RA Rates:
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Johnny Cash Boyhood Home

Well worth the time and money (call for prices) to take the tour. The homestead of Johnny Cash and his family was something to behold. I took a lot of pix. Highly recommend this RA stop. The entire tour inside the Dyess Visitors Center, along with the ride out to the house and touring the house, took about 45 minutes. There were only two of us so that makes a difference.

[Rose Howe, 11/20/2019]

Johnny Cash boyhood home.

Johnny Cash Boyhood Home

Famous country singer Johnny Cash, while born in Kingsland, spent his childhood in this farmhouse outside of Dyess, Arkansas. It was the filming location of the 2005 film "Walk the Line," and was purchased for restoration in 2012.

The house is mentioned in several of Cash's songs, including "Five Feet High and Rising."

[Ethan Craft, 08/16/2014]

The Johnny Cash house opened to the public on August 16, 2014.


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