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Bristol, Virginia: Birthplace of Country Music Museum Team Field Report

101 Country Music Way, Bristol, VA
North side of downtown. On the south side of Cumberland St., just west of its intersection with Moore St.
Tu-Sa 10-6, Su 1-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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. Report... [03/03/2019]

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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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Linville Caverns, Marion, NC - 49 mi.

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