Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

Must see · Specialty Museum · Museum
Established in 1961 to preserve the history and traditions of country music, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum features rotating exhibits and frequent live performances by some of the genre's top artists. The museum holds a collection of video clips and recorded music, put together to illustrate the story of country music as it evolved over the years. Just seeing the exterior of the keyboard-shaped building in the heart of the city may rank high on your itinerary, but don't miss a chance to spend a little time exploring the museum's oral history exhibits, containing over 600 interviews with songwriters, producers, and performers. The museum also features an on-site gift shop and restaurant. Arrange your visit to Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Nashville using our Nashville trip itinerary site.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Tours to Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
14,564 reviews
  • The CM HOF is a must see on your trip to Nashville. The history that is told about country music is phenomenal. From old artist to new artist, it is all on display for your enjoyment.  more »
  • This museum provides a comprehensive history of country music, starting from the early nineteenth century through today. Very enjoyable, with very extensive displays and memorabilia.  more »
  • I grew up with country music and I was very excited to see some of my favorite artists featured and the cars were super cool.  more »
  • One of the main attractions of Nashville and it does not disappoint. There is something for everyone to admire and learn about. My most surprising was Willie Nelson. I got such a kick out of the elaborately embellished suits that the men performed in and such bright colors which I found ironic because we had black and white TVs but it wasn't for us as was for their audience. There is so much more to enjoy here.
  • I was so excited to come here. It was a must do on my vacation and I wasn't disappointed. I loved that I could do a self tour but still get the information with the handheld device. It was great. Everyone was very helpful telling us what to check out. My husband even commented on how it gave him a new appreciation for country music!!!
  • The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, is one of the world's largest museums and research centers dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of American vernacular music. This was a very pleasing visit into the past of our country music. I think any trip to Nashville to explore the roots of country music could not be called complete without a visit to this wonderful museum. We really liked this museum. The audio option provides good explanation of exhibits. Provides great overview of country music history. We enjoyed seeing Elvis's "gold" car and piano. Well worth the money.
  • Every fan of Country Music absolutely must visit this place! There are so many incredible items on display. You can see the origins of Country and their emphasis on the songwriters was appreciated. Seeing the Bryant's exhibit was so cool. The handwritten lyrics and music to Rocky Top was a highlight for me.
  • What a great way to spend several hours. A whole day could be spent there if you were really into country music. Took my teenage children and they enjoyed the new were displays, however they did enjoy looking at the history of country music. Not only the music, but the cars, instruments and clothing that the artists were during that time. We are intriguing.

Plan your trip to Nashville

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.