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 multiple theater experiences,  interactive displays, texts and artifact – 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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1927 Bristol Sessions Circles of Success sculpture at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum
1927 Bristol Sessions Circles of Success sculpture at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Atrium sculpture at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Atrium sculpture at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Interactive listening station at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.
Interactive listening station at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.
Immersion Theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.
Immersion Theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.
Birthplace of Country Music Museum

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Birthplace of Country Music Museum closures:

Closed on Mondays
Thanksgiving, Closed
Christmas Eve, Closed
Christmas Day, Closed
New Year’s Eve, Closed
New Year’s Day, Closed
Easter, Closed

*Note: Winter weather and special events sometimes affect museum hours. Follow us on Facebook for updates or call 423-573-1927 before traveling.
Hours
The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is open for tours
Tuesday—Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Mondays
Discounts Offered
  • Student Discount
  • Senior Citizen Discount
  • Active Military
  • Group Discount
  • Military Discount
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