Bristol, Virginia: Birthplace of Country Music Museum

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Address:
101 Country Music Way, Bristol, VA
Directions:
North side of downtown. On the south side of Cumberland St., just west of its intersection with Moore St.
Hours:
Tu-Sa 10-6, Su 1-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
423-573-1927
Admission:
Adults $13.
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Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Sets the wobbly record straight: Nashville may be country music's capital, but Bristol is its birthplace. Interactive exhibits encourage visitors to sing along with the hillbilly hits of 1927.

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Birthplace of Country Music Museum

A unique museum that displays the equipment used to record the very first country music stars in the 1920s. Also, country music memorabilia of the singers.

[Janie E. Lunsford, 07/05/2016]

Birthplace of County Music Museum.

Birthplace of County Music Museum

The Birthplace of County Music Museum had a Tennessee Ernie Ford special exhibit when we visited. The theater presentation is well done, and is captioned for the hearing-impaired. The displays of old instruments and record players are very well presented.

The last room that we visited was a surprise: you walk in and feel like you are in a dance hall! The gift shop had a lot of items from local artists.

[Etta Miller, 12/08/2015]

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In the region:
Big Mary the Elephant, Erwin, TN - 34 mi.

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