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Historic Downtown Bristol

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is located in Historic Downtown Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia. To complement your visit to the museum, there are a variety of independent shops, art galleries, and restaurants worth a visit along nearby State Street and the neighboring side streets – all within walking distance of the museum. Believe in Bristol, our cities’ Main Street organization, acts as a welcome center at 36 Moore Street, conveniently located beside the museum. They offer brochures and information on downtown attractions and businesses, three self-guided downtown walking tours: Bristol history, Art in Public Places (public sculpture), and the Caterpillar Crawl (for families), and regional destinations and organizations.

Information about downtown shops, restaurants, and events can also be found on their website.

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Visitor Information

For general visitor information – including making your travel plans and details about local attractions such as Bristol Motor Speedway, South Holston Lake, and the Paramount Center for the Arts – check out Bristol Convention and Visitors Bureau. Additional information can also be found on the cities’ websites: Bristol, TN and Bristol, VA.

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 Around the Region

There are many regional destinations for music buffs to complement your visit to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. To learn more about attractions such as the Carter Family Fold, Heartwood, and the Ralph Stanley Museum, check out the Crooked Road, the Sunny Side Trail, Virginia is for Lovers, Tennessee Vacation, and Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association.

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American Evolution Commemoration

2019 will mark the 400th anniversary of events in Virginia which continue to define America. These events have shaped the democratic process, cultural diversity, historical traditions, and the entrepreneurial spirit of the United States. Join us in discovering the American Evolution.  Learn more about the American Evolution Commemoration.

Virginia Trails App

Discover why “Virginia is for History Lovers.” Explore over 400 of the most impactful places, people, and events that shaped Virginia and that are continuing to influence America today. Virginia’s history is the beginning of America’s story, and it all starts here. Download today.





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MUSEUM: 101 Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201
(423) 573-1927

BUSINESS OFFICE: 416 State Street, Suite A
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 573-1927