Willie Nelson and Friends Museum – dedicated to honoring the pioneers who made Country Music what it is today!
“Gee ain’t it funny how time slips away,” as Willie would say.
Well, time may slip away but we make sure the memories don’t at the famous Willie Nelson and Friends Museum, one of the largest displays in the world of personal items from Willie and his many friends.
We’re open 7 days a week and the adult admission price is only $8.00 (+ sales tax) making it one of the best values in Nashville. We’re also family friendly on the pocketbook as well because children under 12 are FREE with a paid adult admission.
Also, every visitor receives a detailed four page written guide that describes all the great exhibits and items you’ll see as you tour the museum.
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And now, as a result of our expansion we’ve added even more artist displays, personal items and memorabilia dedicated to preserving the history and roots of country music! We love the “new” country music artists as well, but our mission is highlighting the stars who built the country music industry and that’s what you’ll see in the museum.
Being Nashville natives, we’re fortunate to have been around the country music industry for a long time, especially Willie’s long time storekeepers Jeanie and Frank Oakley who know (and knew) many of the stars who helped transform Nashville into the heart of the country music industry!
In addition to Willie, the Willie Nelson and Friends Museum displays honor the likes of Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Porter Wagoner, Faron Young, Dolly Parton, the Wilburn Brothers, Webb Pierce, Mel Tillis, George Jones, Lefty Frizzell, Kenny Rogers, Dottie West, Ernest Tubb, David Frizzell, Shelly West, Jeannie Seely, Marty Stuart, Connie Smith, Ronnie Milsap and many, many others.
We are also home to the Les Leverett “Wall of Fame” photographic exhibit featuring some great shots of the stars in the early days of their careers.
But we’re not content to “leave well enough alone”. We want to offer you the absolute best country museum experience available anywhere. And we won’t stop improving and expanding until we reach that goal.
Our latest addition to the Museum is the Ronnie Milsap exhibit. Ronnie is a superstar who has over 40 #1 hits, is a four time CMA “Male Vocalist of the Year” and was “Entertainer of the Year in 1977”.
In addition to one of his performance suits you can also view a handwritten version of his huge hit, “Smoky Mountain Rain”. This handwritten song was written by Kye Fleming, who along with Dennis Morgan, wrote this great song. In fact, the State of Tennessee made this our official state song in 2011.
And if that’s not enough, we also feature a very special one-of-a-kind edition of PLAYBOY magazine. What makes it so special? It is produced entirely in braille!
So if you really want to experience some of the history of the country artists that made country music so popular and turned Nashville into “Music City” – you’ve got to stop by the Willie Nelson and Friends Museum for a visit!
Here’s a recent video created and posted by one of our many visitors to the General Store and Museum.