Birthplace of Country Music Museum

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The Birthplace of Country Music Museum

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The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, tells the story of the 1927 Bristol Sessions recordings, explores how evolving sound technology shaped their success, and highlights how this rich musical heritage lives on in today’s music.

Through text and artifacts, multiple theater experiences, and interactive displays – along with a variety of educational programs, music performances, and community events – the exciting story of these recording sessions and their far-reaching influence comes alive. Rotating exhibitions from guest curators and other institutions, including the Smithsonian, are featured throughout the year in the Special Exhibits Gallery. The museum also houses a research collection including an extensive digital archive.

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The Birthplace of Country Music Museum

520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201
Bristol, TN 37620

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Admission Rates
Museum Admission Info:
$13.65 (adults)
$11.55 (seniors, college students, military, children ages 6–17, and groups of 20+)
Free (children 5 and under)

* Admission prices include Virginia admission tax.

Your ticket gives you admission to the museum for the full day; therefore, you can enter and re-enter the museum with your day ticket.
Dates Closed
Closed Mondays
Thanksgiving, Closed
Christmas Eve, Closed
Christmas Day, Closed
New Year’s Eve, Open 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
New Year’s Day, Closed
Easter, Closed
Hours
REGULAR HOURS

Tuesday—Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays

HOLIDAY HOURS

Thanksgiving, Closed
Christmas Eve, Closed
Christmas Day, Closed
New Year’s Eve, Open 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
New Year’s Day, Closed
Easter, Closed
Discounts Offered
  • Student Discount
  • Senior Citizen Discount
  • Active Military
  • Group Discount
  • Military Discount
Payment Methods Accepted
  • AMEX
  • Cash
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
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