Earl Scruggs Center, Shelby

4.8
The Earl Scruggs Center combines the life story of legendary five-string banjo master and Cleveland County native, Earl Scruggs, with the unique and engaging story of the history and cultural traditions of the region in which Mr. Scruggs was born and raised. It was in the nearby Flint Hill community that Earl learned to play the banjo and adapted the three finger playing style to what has become known around the world a "Scruggs Style".

Engaging exhibits, special event space, state of the art technology and rich programming provide a memorable experience for visitors.
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  • This is a great museum full of memorabilia and if you're a Scruggs fan, is well worth visiting. The museum volunteer was very knowledgeable and shared information with us as well. Some of the displays...  more »
  • We actually got in free because there was a lightening strike recently and not all of the audio exhibits were functioning properly. Hubby is a big banjo/bluegrass fan and he said it would definitely b...  more »
  • I am a member of the Earl Scruggs Center and enjoy going! Nice staff, with a lot of information! If you like the banjo and this type of music this is the place to go! A lot of history to see at the ce...  more »
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  • This museum is great. It's not too big so you can see it all in just an hour or so. Wednesdays are free for locals. The guides are the best! They love to chat and share info!
  • Great and informative! I learned so much and the volunteers are wonderful and so helpful. I enjoyed it so much. Highly recommend!!!
  • My sister works there and she loves her job. She trained at one of the best schools in the country for cooking (Johnson and Wales University) and they hired her instantly to be "Event Planner and Facility Rentals Coordinator"! I am proud of her and love hearing her talk about all the fancy events and food she has prepared and what's next! Give this place a try, my sister won't let you down.
  • Really amazing experience and a really awesome history lesson for any music lover! The volunteer, Ed, inside the museum was truly great part of the time we had there. He is a local part of living history!
  • Such a fun and informative experience. Don't miss the banjo petting zoo.
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