The Johnny Cash Museum
The Johnny Cash Museum
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Ranked as the number one music museum in the world by Forbes and National Geographic Traveler, the Johnny Cash Museum holds one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collections of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia in the world. Located in the heart of downtown Nashville at 119 3rd Ave S, Nashville, the museum allows you to look back to the legendary life of the Man in Black. Here you will find performance costumes, handwritten lyrics, a wall filled with Cash’s gold and platinum records, and so much more. Officially endorsed by the Cash estate, the museum is one of only six attractions in Nashville to receive the coveted AAA Gem rating.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Susie
    Oldsmar, Florida6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome museum
    The museum is laid out very well and doesn't need to be done in a certain order to enjoy. If the TV/film section is crowded, move on to another room and then loop back. I enjoyed the TV and film clips from Johnny's career - I didn't realize he had done so much. The artifacts were amazing. Like the stone wall that came from his house in TN and the letters he sent to his sister and his original bible. So many mementos perfectly preserved for the future to enjoy. Watching the Hurt video was very touching and I was glad it was part of the tour.
    Thank you for your recommendation!
    Written 29 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 26 June 2023
  • Chris W
    Valley View, Ohio18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good for Johnny Cash fans
    Interesting and interactive. We enjoyed the videos and history. They fit a lot into a relatively small museum, but it’s close to Broadway and space is definitely at a premium. It was expensive though, I would have valued it at around $15 per person.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 June 2023
  • Brenda U
    Kansas102 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Crowded!!!
    This museum was so crowded, it made the experience unenjoyable. At some points, the line just didn’t move and you couldn’t go around people. Thinking timed tickets may be better. The displays and museum layout is good, but due to the crowds, I felt like I missed seeing some things and didn’t enjoy what I saw - shoulder to shoulder with strangers wasn’t what I expected.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Patti104
    White River Junction, Vermont150 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Take time to visit
    Amazing place to be if you like Johnny Cash. Tells his history and that is something you would not want to miss. Gift shop is small but has a lot of interesting articles. When in Nashville make this place one of your stops.
    Thank you for your recommendation!
    Written 20 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 July 2023
  • GobblersRoost
    Huntsville, Arkansas31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place to visit
    We really enjoyed our visit to the Johnny Cash Museum. We spent just over an hour looking at all the memorabilia. Great opportunity to listen to music, read interesting facts, and see short films.
    Thanks for joining us! We are glad you enjoyed your visit.
    Written 20 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 July 2023
  • TrailTrekker15
    Tallahassee, Florida5,099 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Tribute Museum
    We visited the Johnny Cash Museum for a couple of hours while exploring downtown Nashville. I knew relatively little about Johnny Cash so the museum was very informative. They had a large number of items from his life and music. Many of the exhibits were interactive allowing you to dig deeper if you liked. A couple of rooms had videos and music playing. It was a fantastic museum which has helped me have a greater appreciation for Johnny Cash’s music.
    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience!
    Written 27 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Autumn G
    387 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you love Cash, it’s worth the cash
    There was a lot of good info here but the presentation seemed a bit haphazard- it was pretty crowded. Most of the exhibits had small font to read and in a crowd that was difficult. I love Johnny Cash so I’m glad I went, but don’t expect to be wowed at this museum.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 July 2023
  • dbauman
    Loudon, Tennessee250 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Was never much of a Cash fan, but throughly enjoyed all this museum has to offer!
    You can’t believe all the memorabilia this museum has gathered to tell his life story! Simply amazing. I was never much of a Cash fan years ago but this has made me a believer. Soooo much to see and learn about his life and music! A MUST see if you’re in town.
    Thank you for your kind feedback and recommendation!
    Written 3 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 August 2023
  • tazmtnbiker
    Sevierville, Tennessee1,821 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Been wanting to go see this museum
    Well I learned so much about The Man in Black. I was impressed with the museum. Great job of sharing every aspect of Cash's life. Learned that he was a pretty acclaimed actor. Of course his music is classic and his talent was incredible. I had a great time here.
    We are so glad you enjoyed your experience!
    Written 1 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 August 2023
  • Chris M
    Fort Myers, Florida18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Come visit the Man in Black
    If you are a Johnny Cash fan or if you want to learn about a really cool guy, this museum is a must see when you visit Nashville. The detailed information about his life will leave you knowing what an amazing person he was. His prolific work in show business and the contributions he made to the music world and society was incredible. Totally worth a visit.
    We appreciate your recommendation!
    Written 1 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 August 2023
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Angela G
Erie, PA
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
The history is fascinating. It’s clean. It’s well displayed, but tight fit. Unless you are a die hard Johnny Cash fan, it is not worth the $25+tax per ticket price tag. It is pricey for a a small, cramped museum.
Written 17 June 2024
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MEDonner
Venice, FL
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
A must see when in Nashville. Spend a few hours walking back in time. The history of Johnny Cash’s music is of interest to anyone that grew up in 50s, 60s and 70s. Whether you like country or not, Johnny Cash’s music has been a part of the American music catalogue. The museum is well laid out and provides a quiet cool place away from the excitement on Broadway.
Written 11 June 2024
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Thank you for your recommendation! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written 14 June 2024
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Angel G
Mount Laurel, NJ
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Knew plenty of Johnny Cash before the visit. Was still cool to finally see everything in person.
While exiting the museum they played "Hurt" on video. Definitely made my wife and I tear up when it was done
Written 10 June 2024
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Thank you for visiting and for the recommendation!
Written 14 June 2024
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Matt M
Gainesville, VA
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
I am a big Cash fan, so this is a bit biased. I loved it! I thought I knew a lot about Johnny Cash, but this museum built on the things I knew and exposed me to so much interesting history and things I didn't know. The biggest surprise is that my wife really enjoyed it. She is not a fan and knew nothing going in. Turned out to be one of the top attractions we visited for her. I would suggest that you give yourself plenty of time to soak it in and to study the artifacts they have on display. We were on a schedule, and that took away from it some. I would have liked to spent a little longer. If you're a fan, it's a no-brainer. If you're just curious, I would definitely recommend this. You will appreciate all the interesting stuff.
Written 2 June 2024
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Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback, Matt! We are so glad you and your wife enjoyed your visit.
Written 3 June 2024
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CMC
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Enjoyed this more than I expected, there are interactive activities with the sound mixers and music playback. Also you can sit and watch recordings from concerts, definitely worth a visit.
Written 31 May 2024
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Thank you for the feedback, we are so glad you enjoyed your museum tour!
Written 3 June 2024
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GuyTraveling
Tennessee
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Fantastic overview of the life and career of Johnny Cash! Small, but thorough. Worth your time. I’ve taken several friends there.
Written 28 May 2024
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Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We are so glad you've enjoyed your experience.
Written 28 May 2024
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103geno
London, UK
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We recently completed a tour of the US and visited a number of Country Music attractions on US23 amongst others so while we were in Nashville we thought we’d pay a visit to the Johnny Cash museum.
We both like his music but we’re not avid fans and my Knowledge of the man in black is based on ‘Walk the Line’, Ken Burn’s ‘Country Music’ on PBS and a few other documentary’s, magazine articles etc.
So for our $54 entrance fee each I was expecting something special, but unfortunately it was very disappointing, even with our limited knowledge we were both familiar with the majority of the stuff in there.
To be honest I think it’s way overpriced and not worth bothering with.
Written 27 May 2024
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LloydDob89
East Grand Rapids, MI
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This museum was really thought out and creatively designed. Every area of his life is represented. The price was really worth it and the staff were very friendly. I really loved all the different listening stations, very cool. Highly recommend this for anyone who loved JC.
Written 26 May 2024
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Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written 28 May 2024
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Nick P
Staten Island, NY
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
This is enjoyable, even for a moderate Johnny Cash fan. We used it to slow down the drinking for a couple of hours. He was in a lot more acting roles than I expected. One of the more interesting things you learn. Definitely see it
Written 25 May 2024
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Thanks for stopping by! We're so glad you enjoyed your tour.
Written 28 May 2024
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JCW703
Jerusalem District, Israel
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I did not know much about Johnny Cash before visiting. I purchased a ticket in advance and arrived when the museum opened and had no trouble getting in. The exhibits were very informative and entertaining- high recommend. That said, as someone who is not a huge fan of his music, it took me about 30 minutes to see everything and move on.
Written 21 May 2024
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Thank you for the great review - we are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum!
Written 23 May 2024
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