The Birthplace of Country Music Museum  explores how evolving sound technology shaped the  success of the 1927 Bristol Sessions and highlights how this rich musical heritage still thrives in the Appalachian region and beyond.



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


101 Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201


(423) 573-1927

Through multiple theater experiences, interactive and stationary 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 collection of related objects, photographs, ephemera, and a digital archive.


New Year’s Day, Closed
Easter, Closed
July 4th, Open Regular Hours
Thanksgiving, Closed
Christmas Eve, Closed
Christmas Day, Closed
New Year’s Eve, Open Regular Hours

The Image Gallery

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