Buford Pusser Home & Museum, Adamsville
Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
The house contains original furnishings and features videos highlighting Sheriff Pusser's career and an interview with his daughter, Dwana. Also on display, are the charred remains of the ’74 Corvette that Sheriff Pusser was driving at the time of his fatal accident.Use our Adamsville family vacation planner to visit Buford Pusser Home & Museum on your trip to Adamsville, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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First I do not think that she introduced herself. Told us she would be right with us. We watched the video which was nice. There is a lot of memorabilia and articles to look at and read. The newspaper... read more »
What a great place to visit. Even though some of his ways in today's times would seem extreme, you have to remember the outlaws and crooked people of his county killed his wife. I love this place.
First and foremost, our guide, Dottie, was wonderful and VERY informative, and a very sweet person. Now, if you have had the opportunity to see the ORIGINAL Walking Tall movie, you will enjoy the tour... read more »
My mother and I drove down while visiting family in Henry & Benton Counties in July of this year. We saw a brochure while visiting the area a year or two ago, but were unable to make the drive to Adamsville at the time. When planning this past trip, we decided it would be a must to stop here. My mom was a young girl during Buford's reign as Sheriff of McNairy County, and while driving told me that my grandfather had taken her and my uncle to see the movies in theaters when they were younger. I had heard of Buford, knew his story a bit in passing, but only saw the 2004 remake (I can't even really call it that, after seeing the originals) prior to my visit. We made the drive, and immediately my mother became emotional and excited. She was finally going to the place where her childhood hero had lived. We walked in and were greeted by a woman, Shirley (who attended school and grew up with Buford). We watched a video and toured the home that was left exactly as it was the day the Buford's life was taken from him (in my humble opinion). The energy and history within the home is evident, featuring pictures, the family car and the burnt Corvette in the garage, and a gift shop in the basement. After walking through, I immediately became interested in the life of Buford Pusser. My mother purchased the Walking Tall movies from the gift shop, and we spent the rest of our day watching them together. Such emotion. Both Joe Don Baker and Bo Svenson did wonderful things portraying the life of Buford. I've since spent a lot of my time reading up on Buford and learning his life; I feel as if I knew him, though I wasn't even a thought at the time of his reign as Sheriff. I'd highly recommend, whether you're a fan or not, whether you've seen the original or the remake.
We were a little thrown off when we approached the museum not knowing what to expect. This is Buford Pusser's home, left almost exactly the way it was when he died. So be prepared to wander through a 1970's ranch home with all the 1970's amenities still chugging away. Our guide was a lady who had grown up with him, and went to high school with him, so the tour had an intimacy to it that we didn't expect, but made the tour that much more enjoyable. His clothes are still layed out, his totaled corvette is parked back in the garage. You get a very eery feel for what and who the man was. So if you're a fan, and even if you're not, check this out.
Me & my wife went Valentine's weekend!! We're from Albertville Alabama. Ms. Shirley was very informative. She went to school with Buford. Everything is in tact the way it was back then. It museum puts the movies in perspective. Each year the city puts on an event to honor Buford & his family. We would love to go to it someday!! What a legend he was!
Having grown up hearing the story and seeing the movies, I have always had an interest in knowing more about Mr.Pusser. Today I had the opportunity to visit his home and museum. It was an amazing experience. Our guide was a very sweet lady that actually went to school with him. She made the tour very interesting and informative. I learned a lot of interesting facts about this wonderful man. I definitely recommend visiting the home. I also hope to visit again in the future.
Very nice place. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Lots of history in that home.
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