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Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Closed Now: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Interesting and enjoyable

This is my second trip to Bristol to go to this Museum. It is so interesting. It is a great... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Wade S
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
This place is amazing

I can't believe we have never been here before! The history and artifacts here are amazing! Go by... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
MomiTo3Boys
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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The Birthplace of Country Music(R) Museum, in affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution, tells the story of our musical heritage. From the Bristol Sessions and beyond, our region continues to influence music around the world. The 24,000 square...more
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520 Birthplace of Country Music Way, Bristol, VA 24201
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is my second trip to Bristol to go to this Museum. It is so interesting. It is a great learning experience. We are always delighted to remember our childhood thru museums like this. We spent over 4 hours there and it was the second...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

I can't believe we have never been here before! The history and artifacts here are amazing! Go by here if you have a few extra minutes.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

I halfway reluctantly went here, but I was pleasantly surprised. I had a really great time. It renewed a love for music in me. You'll like it.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

We knew nothing about this museum when we arrived in Bristol. We were amazed and delighted! We would have spent twice the time if we hadn’t been a schedule. The displays and films and the music(!) were wonderful. We learned a lot about the origins...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Birthplace of C... M, Manager at Birthplace of Country Music Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

Thank you for your review, and we hope you come back.

Reviewed 18 October 2018

This is just like the city of Bristol - a hidden gem! It is truly wonderful, Country music really started here! The museum has a great story and is very nicely presented. It’s set in a very walkable downtown area of Bristol, which just won...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Birthplace of C... M, Manager at Birthplace of Country Music Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

Thank you for your review, and letting people know about our "hidden gem!"

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We are major country music history nerds. Also, we love any kind of music museums or studio tours. Going to The Birthplace of Country Music Museum was absolute heaven. I would love to work or volunteer there some day. They have so many artifacts and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Birthplace of C... M, Public Relations Manager at Birthplace of Country Music Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thank you for the review. We are thrilled to know you enjoyed the museum, the Burger Bard and Downtown Bristol.

Reviewed 13 September 2018

We drove through Bristol on our way to Northern Virginia and stopped at the Welcome Center. We found out about the Museum there and hubs is a fan of the Big Bang of Country Music, so of course we had to visit. Unfortunately we didn't...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Birthplace of C... M, Public Relations Manager at Birthplace of Country Music Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thank you for stopping by the museum. Hopefully, next time you are traveling to Virginia you can stay a little while longer and visit the exhibits at the Museum.

Reviewed 27 August 2018

Located in the center of town 1 block off the main stree & across the street from a beautiful park. Try to visit when it has a concert in its auditorium.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Birthplace of C... M, Public Relations Manager at Birthplace of Country Music Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thank you for the review.

Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Anyone that likes Mountain Music, Bluegrass or Country Music will absolutely love this place. We were going to zip in and out like we usually do but you can't do that here. So much to hear. So much to hear. This place is a hidden...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Birthplace of C... M, Public Relations Manager at Birthplace of Country Music Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thank you for the great review. We truly appreciate it.

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

I did not know about the Bristol recording sessions before going to this museum. It provided great information about the local musicians and their musical styles. There was also a great film where modern musicians analyzed the various guitar, banjo styles. For example, they talked...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Birthplace of C... M, Public Relations Manager at Birthplace of Country Music Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thank you for your great review of the museum.

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Response from ripfortwo | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was $13.00 each adult ticket.
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Response from bradd200 | Reviewed this property |
Check their website - it's totally worth it. Great museum!
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LOCATION 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way Bristol, VA 24201 If you are unable to find this address in your GPS, use the old street address: 520 Cumberland Street, Bristol, VA 24201. The museum is located at the corner... More
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