National Museum of African American Music

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Visit Nashville's newest musical destination, the National Museum of African American Music. Experience interactive and immersive exhibits and learn the history and cultural impact behind your favorite artists. Explore the 56,000-square-foot facility, which is the only museum dedicated to educating, preserving, and celebrating more than 50 music genres and styles.  Learn about the music that was created, influenced, and inspired by African Americans, including spirituals, blues, jazz, gospel, R&B, and hip hop. Discover artifacts, objects, memorabilia, clothing, and state-of-the-art technology. Each gallery is designed to share a different narrative and a unique perspective on African American music and history. Hear the story of how a distinct group of people used their artistry to impact and change the world.

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The Nashville Explorer Pass offers you a selection of over 10 must-see attractions, landmarks, and tours for one discounted pre-paid price. Save up to 8% compared to regular admission, have everything arranged in advance, and get exclusive extras. Your pass features special perks including moonshine tastings, an Opry Mills coupon book, or a poster souvenir, helping you make the most of your Nashville trip and save even more along the way. Plus, there's no need to decide what you’ll do or see in advance, and you can take up to one year after purchasing the pass to make your first visit. Choose between a Circle Pass, Music Pass, or Fun Pass: Circle Pass This pass includes access to Nashville’s Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum, National Museum of African America Music, and the option between Patsy Cline or Johnny Cash Museum. Music Pass This pass includes access to Nashville’s Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum, and the option between RCA Studio B or Hatch Show Print Studio (with Hatch Souvenir Poster). Fun Pass This pass includes access to Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Johnny Cash Museum, Patsy Cline Museum, and the option between RCA Studio B or Hatch Show Print Studio (with Hatch Souvenir Poster).

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What people are saying about National Museum of African American Music

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 138 reviews

Absolutely love this interesting and informational museum. My favorite part was all the interactive activities (singing with the choir, dancing with the dancers, and loading down my favorite music from my favorite musical artists). I'm looking forward to the museum sending me my personalized playlist. This is one of my favorite museums in the world.

The museum was amazing! So much history and relevance! I loved the way history was transitioned from history to the presence. It was definitely art! The musicians' stories told so elegantly with words, items and even instruments! My daughter loved it. I can't wait to take my husband. The staff were so professional and welcoming.

Excellent visual and auditory productions; content clearly displayed in multiple formats. Interactive stations easily accessible. This place is a gem—everyone should visit.

Educational as well as entertaining! Very detailed interesting presentations. Definitely a bargain for the price

Very informative, glad that I had this experience, unforgettable.