A star Nashville attraction, the Country Music Hall of Fame is included on most Nashville sightseeing tours, including multi-attraction passes and bus tours. Guided tours of the museum are often combined with visits to the Ryman Auditorium, Johnny Cash Museum, Tennessee State Capitol, or Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
Some Nashville music tours also visit the historic RCA Studio B—Elvis’s favorite spot to record—and Hatch Studio, one of the oldest working letterpress print shops in the US. Alternatively, explore the Country Music Hall of Fame independently or with an add-on audio guide.
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Things to Know Before You Go
The ticket line can grow long during peak visiting hours; save time by purchasing tickets in advance.
The museum offers two dining options and multiple retail spots for souvenirs.
The museum and RCA Studio B are accessible by wheelchair, while tours for those with audio and visual impairments are available with two weeks’ notice.
Plan to spend two to three hours exploring the museum.
How to Get There
The Country Music Hall of Fame is centrally located in downtown Nashville, within walking distance of most hotels. Take the free Music City Circuit bus line or opt for a narrated hop-on hop-off trolley. Drivers can park in a nearby paid parking lot.
When to Get There
The museum is open daily from 9am to 5pm, except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Come early in the morning for smaller crowds. Tickets are good for reentry on the date of your visit.
Architectural Keys at the Country Music Hall of Fame
Even if you don’t have time to tour the Country Music Hall of Fame, swing by to see the building’s exterior. The dark windows and white walls are designed to look like piano keys and make for a great photo op, whether you're a country music fan or not.
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