About the Willie Nelson and Friends Museum and General Store

Fans from around the world who have heard about us visit us year after year to experience the unique country music history that comes alive as you journey through the Willie Nelson and Friends Museum.

Not only will you see hundreds of Willie Nelson’s personal items but also those of his many friends including Patsy Cline, Waylon Jennings, Faron Young, Dolly Parton, Porter Wagoner, Webb Pierce, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Kenny Rogers, Dottie West, Mel Tillis, Marty Stuart, Connie Smith, Ronnie Milsap, Jeannie Seely, David Frizzell, Shelly West, Lefty Frizzell and many others. This museum tour showcases an “All Star” line-up of some of traditional country music’s greatest stars!

There’s a lot to see and feel during your museum experience but here’s just a few of the exhibits you’ll see:

— Willie Nelson’s first Martin guitar that he used when he debuted on the Grand Ole Opry in November of 1963. We also have his signed paycheck from that night when his take home pay was a whopping $11.71!
— Willie’s 1979 CMA “Entertainer of the Year Award” – Country Music’s highest honor.
— Famous “Nudie of Hollywood” rhinestone suits worn by Porter Wagoner and Webb Pierce.
— Handwritten diaries and personal items that belonged to the great Patsy Cline.
— Ronnie Milsap’s autographed one-of-a-kind Playboy magazine that is printed completely in braille.
— Concert outfits worn by Kenny Rogers, Barbara Mandrell, Ronnie Milsap, Dottie West and others.
— Famous artifacts and clothing worn by Willie Nelson, Mel Tillis and Marty Stuart while filming various big screen movies such as “Barbarosa” and the “Red Headed Stranger.”

There’s much more to see and learn so we look forward to seeing you very soon. Read more about the museum by clicking here.

Need to pick up a few Nashville souvenirs while you’re in town? Well don’t worry because our same location also features Nashville’s largest souvenir and gift shop. People love shopping with us because of our massive selection of gifts at affordable prices.

In addition to our large selection of unique Willie Nelson merchandise you’ll also find a huge assortment of Nashville souvenirs and T-shirts, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Jack Daniels and Elvis Presley merchandise. We even carry a great selection of T-shirts and toys for the kids and grandkids.

And what trip to Nashville would be complete without a new cowboy hat? We stock hundreds of western hats for all ages of cowboys and cowgirls so you are sure to find just the right one to wear while you’re here.

A sampling of some of the other items available at the Willie Nelson General Store include key chains, coffee mugs, shot glasses, clothing, western products, jewelry, souvenir guitars, specialty foods, snacks, drinks, belts and many, many other one-of-a-kind gift ideas. Read more history about the Willie Nelson General Store by clicking here.


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