The Johnny Cash Museum
The Johnny Cash Museum
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Ranked as the number one music museum in the world by Forbes and National Geographic Traveler, the Johnny Cash Museum holds one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collections of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia in the world. Located in the heart of downtown Nashville at 119 3rd Ave S, Nashville, the museum allows you to look back to the legendary life of the Man in Black. Here you will find performance costumes, handwritten lyrics, a wall filled with Cash’s gold and platinum records, and so much more. Officially endorsed by the Cash estate, the museum is one of only six attractions in Nashville to receive the coveted AAA Gem rating.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Debbie doo
    Dumfries, United Kingdom544 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You must visit
    2nd visit . Both experiences fantastic. This time more enjoyable as museum is expanded . Easy to walk around and find everything. Went next door to bar . Live music which was fab . Visit while in Nashville .
    Thank you for joining us again!
    Written 16 June 2023
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    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 June 2023
  • Susie
    Oldsmar, Florida6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome museum
    The museum is laid out very well and doesn't need to be done in a certain order to enjoy. If the TV/film section is crowded, move on to another room and then loop back. I enjoyed the TV and film clips from Johnny's career - I didn't realize he had done so much. The artifacts were amazing. Like the stone wall that came from his house in TN and the letters he sent to his sister and his original bible. So many mementos perfectly preserved for the future to enjoy. Watching the Hurt video was very touching and I was glad it was part of the tour.
    Thank you for your recommendation!
    Written 29 June 2023
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    Visited June 2023
    Written 26 June 2023
  • Chris W
    Valley View, Ohio18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good for Johnny Cash fans
    Interesting and interactive. We enjoyed the videos and history. They fit a lot into a relatively small museum, but it’s close to Broadway and space is definitely at a premium. It was expensive though, I would have valued it at around $15 per person.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 June 2023
  • Brenda U
    Kansas102 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Crowded!!!
    This museum was so crowded, it made the experience unenjoyable. At some points, the line just didn’t move and you couldn’t go around people. Thinking timed tickets may be better. The displays and museum layout is good, but due to the crowds, I felt like I missed seeing some things and didn’t enjoy what I saw - shoulder to shoulder with strangers wasn’t what I expected.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Patti104
    White River Junction, Vermont150 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Take time to visit
    Amazing place to be if you like Johnny Cash. Tells his history and that is something you would not want to miss. Gift shop is small but has a lot of interesting articles. When in Nashville make this place one of your stops.
    Thank you for your recommendation!
    Written 20 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 July 2023
  • GobblersRoost
    Huntsville, Arkansas31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place to visit
    We really enjoyed our visit to the Johnny Cash Museum. We spent just over an hour looking at all the memorabilia. Great opportunity to listen to music, read interesting facts, and see short films.
    Thanks for joining us! We are glad you enjoyed your visit.
    Written 20 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 July 2023
  • TrailTrekker15
    Tallahassee, Florida5,082 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Tribute Museum
    We visited the Johnny Cash Museum for a couple of hours while exploring downtown Nashville. I knew relatively little about Johnny Cash so the museum was very informative. They had a large number of items from his life and music. Many of the exhibits were interactive allowing you to dig deeper if you liked. A couple of rooms had videos and music playing. It was a fantastic museum which has helped me have a greater appreciation for Johnny Cash’s music.
    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience!
    Written 27 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Autumn G
    387 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you love Cash, it’s worth the cash
    There was a lot of good info here but the presentation seemed a bit haphazard- it was pretty crowded. Most of the exhibits had small font to read and in a crowd that was difficult. I love Johnny Cash so I’m glad I went, but don’t expect to be wowed at this museum.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 July 2023
  • dbauman
    Loudon, Tennessee250 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Was never much of a Cash fan, but throughly enjoyed all this museum has to offer!
    You can’t believe all the memorabilia this museum has gathered to tell his life story! Simply amazing. I was never much of a Cash fan years ago but this has made me a believer. Soooo much to see and learn about his life and music! A MUST see if you’re in town.
    Thank you for your kind feedback and recommendation!
    Written 3 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 August 2023
  • tazmtnbiker
    Sevierville, Tennessee1,644 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Been wanting to go see this museum
    Well I learned so much about The Man in Black. I was impressed with the museum. Great job of sharing every aspect of Cash's life. Learned that he was a pretty acclaimed actor. Of course his music is classic and his talent was incredible. I had a great time here.
    We are so glad you enjoyed your experience!
    Written 1 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 August 2023
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GuyTraveling
Tennessee46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Fantastic overview of the life and career of Johnny Cash! Small, but thorough. Worth your time. I’ve taken several friends there.
Written 28 May 2024
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Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We are so glad you've enjoyed your experience.
Written 28 May 2024
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103geno
London, UK11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We recently completed a tour of the US and visited a number of Country Music attractions on US23 amongst others so while we were in Nashville we thought we’d pay a visit to the Johnny Cash museum.
We both like his music but we’re not avid fans and my Knowledge of the man in black is based on ‘Walk the Line’, Ken Burn’s ‘Country Music’ on PBS and a few other documentary’s, magazine articles etc.
So for our $54 entrance fee each I was expecting something special, but unfortunately it was very disappointing, even with our limited knowledge we were both familiar with the majority of the stuff in there.
To be honest I think it’s way overpriced and not worth bothering with.
Written 27 May 2024
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LloydDob89
East Grand Rapids, MI1,037 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This museum was really thought out and creatively designed. Every area of his life is represented. The price was really worth it and the staff were very friendly. I really loved all the different listening stations, very cool. Highly recommend this for anyone who loved JC.
Written 26 May 2024
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Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written 28 May 2024
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Nick P
Staten Island, NY427 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
This is enjoyable, even for a moderate Johnny Cash fan. We used it to slow down the drinking for a couple of hours. He was in a lot more acting roles than I expected. One of the more interesting things you learn. Definitely see it
Written 25 May 2024
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Thanks for stopping by! We're so glad you enjoyed your tour.
Written 28 May 2024
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JCW703
Jerusalem District, Israel2,959 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I did not know much about Johnny Cash before visiting. I purchased a ticket in advance and arrived when the museum opened and had no trouble getting in. The exhibits were very informative and entertaining- high recommend. That said, as someone who is not a huge fan of his music, it took me about 30 minutes to see everything and move on.
Written 21 May 2024
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Thank you for the great review - we are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum!
Written 23 May 2024
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Steve B
Wilmington, OH3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
I really expected more out of the museum.
However - as the offspring of an avid Johnny Cash fan, I was very familiar with much of the content but hoped to learn more.
Written 17 May 2024
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Rita P
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Absolutely the BEST music museum I’ve ever seen! The layout, articles , presentations, clothing, documents were amazing AND all staff especially Randell was very friendly, informative and jovial. Don’t miss out on this experience…. And JC bar next door has great food and continuous live entertainment!!!!!
Written 15 May 2024
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Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written 20 May 2024
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Amber M
Hamilton, Canada28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Great collection of Johnny Cash outfits, records, photos and memorabilia. Interactive and informative. We really enjoyed this.
Written 14 May 2024
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We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for the wonderful feedback.
Written 20 May 2024
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GLENN S
13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Not worthy of the Man in Black. I got the feeling the museum has not been there all that long. The staff restricts the number of people allowed in the museum at one time, and for a good reason. Very cramped. A good collection of memorabilia. The staff was personable and eager to engage visitors. For some reason, there was scant attention paid to the Johnny Cash: American albums from the later years, some of his best work. It is well worth a visit, but I felt let down a bit. With a couple of tweaks and a bigger space, this could be one of the best attractions in Nashville.
Written 7 May 2024
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Thanks for your feedback! We've been operating for eleven years now; officially endorsed by the Cash estate and named USA Today's #1 Music Museum in the US for the second year in a row. We appreciate you taking the time to visit and tour and are so glad to hear you enjoyed your interaction with staff!
Written 20 May 2024
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Chris J
Welwyn, UK38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Whether you love Johnny Cash’s music or are just a music fan, this is a great visit. Loads of history and loads of opportunities to listen to some of his classic songs. Seeing the story evolve from the fifties to 50 years on is a true story to enjoy.
Written 6 May 2024
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Thank you so much for your great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written 20 May 2024
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