Kingsport, Tennessee: Mountain Music Museum (Closed)

The Mountain Music Museum ennobles northeast Tennessee as the place where hillbilly music was first put on record. Moved across the state line from Virginia in late 2017, closed in 2019.
Directions:
Downtown. On the west side of Broad St. midway between W. Center and W. New Sts.
Hours:
August 2019: Closed
Status:
Closed

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