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Buford Pusser Home & Museum, Adamsville

(4.4/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
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.
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  • If you know the history of Buford Pusser, this is a welcome tour. If you don't, it is worth checking out. Bufford Pusser built this home (twice) and raised his family here. The ladies who give the tou...  more »
  • We ended up in Adamsville, Tn. By accident when I missed a turn in Selmer, Tn. We saw a monument on the highway where Sheriff Buford Pusser was killed. We saw a sign for the museum, but it was a Sunda...  more »
  • Me and my family made a trip to Tennessee just to see the Buford pusser museum.it was unique and very interesting .we had a great time and plan on returning for the Buford pusser festival in may.me an...  more »
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  • we passed this place on the way from Memphis to the jack Daniels distillery. This is a museum in a home of a past sheriff, that was killed. He seems to be the local hero. The information was interesting if you know about this sheriff, or have seen the movie about his life.
  • Absolutely hallowed ground. Buford Pusser is a true and great American hero. This museum is truly wonderful and the hosts present the guiding oration with all the heartfelt love this great man deserves. Our highest recommendation! *****
  • 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!