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The Roots of Country Music

Get a true understanding of Bristol, VA's history through its music with a visit to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum just steps away from The Sessions Hotel. Learn about America's earliest country music recordings known as the "Bristol Sessions" including from the Carter Family and Jimmy Rogers. This 24,000 square-foot venue offers 12,000 square feet of exhibit space, a rotating exhibit gallery, music mixing and listening stations, and many opportunities to interact with music throughout the museum.

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Hours

  • Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm
  • Sunday: 1pm - 5pm; Monday: Closed
 

Prices

  • $13.00 (Adult Admission)
  • $11.00 (seniors, college students, military, children ages 6-17, and groups of 20+ Admission)
  • Free (children 5 and under) * Sales Tax and Virginia Admission Tax will be added to each ticket.
 

Events

  • Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
  • Radio Bristol Book Club
  • Monthly Community Jam
 
 

Activities

  • Tours
  • Exhibits
  • Interactive music stations
  • Book clubs
  • Music festivals
  • Shopping
 

FAQs

  • What events take place at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum?

    There are many events that take place throughout the year at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum including the electrifying Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Farm & Fun Time, and the Monthly Community Jam that calls all local musicians for a jam session.
  • What's the birthplace of Country music

    Bristol, VA on the border of Tennessee, is where country music was born. The Birthplace of Country Music Museum celebrates Bristol’s role it played in the history of country music highlighting some of the earliest recordings in history.
 

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