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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  • Great venue for events and to learn about local history. The museum is a gem for Cleveland County!
  • Nice piece of local History
  • Good meeting place
  • If you like Bluegrass music and history -- this is the place.

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