Country Music by Ken Burns Official Passport logo.
Visit the places that inspired the music.

Ken Burns tells the story of "Country Music" in his latest documentary on PBS, but nothing compares to standing in the places where that history was made. Use your passport to make your country music pilgrimage and earn exclusive discounts and souvenirs along the way.

Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I get a passport?

Pick up a passport booklet from any Tennessee Welcome Center, select attractions in the passport where stamps are available (see list and addresses here). You can also download our one-page passport here and print it out before your trip.

Where do I get my passport stamped?

You can get a stamp from locations numbered 1 through 22 in your passport. Stamps will be available at most ticket counters or gift shops. If you have trouble, just ask the staff when you arrive at each location. 

I’ve collected at least 5 stamps. How do I redeem my stamps for souvenirs?

To receive your souvenirs, print and fill out out this form and send your passport with 5, 15 or 22 stamps by certified mail to:

Wm. Snodgrass/Tennessee Tower
Attn: TDTD, Ken Burns Passport
312 Rosa L Parks Ave., 13th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243-1102

We’ll send your passport and souvenirs back to you in 6 to 8 weeks, so you can continue collecting more stamps until you reach all 22.

What do I get for completing my passport?

Collect all 22 stamps to get a custom Tennessee Music Pathways branded guitar. Plus, additional souvenirs are available along the way. See “Souvenirs” section here.

Does my passport expire?

The Ken Burns Passport will expire on October 18, 2022. In addition, souvenirs are available in limited quantities. So, hurry and collect all your stamps.

What if I lose my passport?

Unfortunately, if you lose your passport, you will need to pick up a new one and start over.

If everyone in my family gets a passport stamped, can we all earn prizes?

While multiple household members may complete passports, only one passport may be submitted per household for promotional souvenir(s).

What if my stamp smears?

Try to let your stamp dry before touching ink or closing your passport. As long as the stamp is still legible as being from the location, we can process your passport.

Can I use my passport to get discounts?

Yes! See discounts at select locations below.

Souvenirs

5 Stamps

Custom Hatch Show Print

(Supply limited to 1,500)

15 Stamps

"Ken Burns Country Music:
An Illustrated History" The Book

(Supply limited to 600. First 100 will be signed by Ken Burns)

22 Stamps

Branded Tennessee
Music Pathways Guitar

(Supply limited to 150)

How to Redeem

To redeem your stamps for souvenirs, print and fill out this form. Then mail the form and your passport by certified mail to:

Wm. Snodgrass/Tennessee Tower
Attn: TDTD, Ken Burns Passport
312 Rosa L Parks Ave., 13th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243-1102

Once we verify your stamps, we'll mail your passport and souvenirs back to you.

Please note that this process may take up to 8 weeks. See terms and conditions here. Read our privacy policy.

Passport Stamp Locations

To see all places in Tennessee featured in Country Music, explore the Ken Burns Country Music Pathway.

Pick up a passport at any starred location or any of the 16 Welcome Centers.

Collect your stamp at the front desk Monday thru Friday during the hours of 8am to 4pm.

$7 off adult tickets with passport.

Collect your stamp at the ticket counter.

$3 off adult admission and $1 off student or senior admission.

Collect your stamp at the welcome desk.

$2 off tour.

Collect your stamp at the museum.

Collect your stamp at the ticket counter.

Collect your stamp at the ticket counter.

$1 off admission.

Collect your stamp in the lobby.

Collect your stamp at the ticket counter.

10% off the Elvis Experience Tour with passport.

Collect your stamp at the box office.

$3 off admission.

Collect your stamp at the gift shop.

20% off merchandise in the Visit Knoxville gift shop.

Collect your stamp at the Knoxville Visitors Center.

Collect your stamp at the self-service station once available. Self-stamping stations are not yet available. Check back soon.

Collect your stamp at the front desk.

$2 off daytime tours with code KBPASSPORT.

Collect your stamp at the box office.

$2 off tour with code KBPASSPORT.

Collect your stamp at the box office.

Collect your stamp from the back of Sevierville sign that stands in front of statue once available. Self-stamping stations are not yet available. Check back soon.

$5.00 off a one-day regular, child or senior admission with code KENBURNS.

Collect your stamp at the entrance of Chasing Rainbows, the Dolly Parton museum located inside Dollywood Theme Park.

10% discount in store with stamped passport.

Collect your stamp at the information desk located in the museum’s conservatory.

Collect your stamp at the Nashville Visitor Center connected to Bridgestone Area.

$2 off admission to Memphis Music Hall of Fame.

Collect your stamp at the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.