Tickets to National Museum of African American Music in Nashville
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Tickets to National Museum of African American Music in Nashville

Free cancellation
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 1 hour 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit the only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the many music genres created, influenced, and inspired by African Americans
  • Check out the expertly-curated collections that share the story of the American soundtrack by integrating history and interactive technology to bring the musical heroes of the past into the present
  • Watch a film presentation for an overview of West and Central African cultures and the institution of slavery
  • Learn about the history and influence of the blues in the post-slavery period in the Deep South and Mississippi Delta
What to expect

The National Museum of African American Music is the premier global destination for music lovers of all generations that inspires, educates, and transforms your appreciation of American Music. NMAAM has acquired over 1,500 artifacts from groundbreaking artists who have topped the charts and significantly changed the trajectory of music. These artifacts speak to the many music genres created, influenced, and inspired by African Americans. Artifact examples include:

  • African instruments
  • Alicia Keys kimono
  • DJ Kool Herc designer Converse sneakers
  • Dorothy Dandridge gown
  • Keb’ Mo’ guitar
  • Kirk Whalum Saxophone with case covered with stamps from his many travels
  • Lisa Lopes (TLC) outfit
  • Paul Roberson “Emperor Jones” poster
  • Sammy Davis Jr. three-piece tweed suit
  • Teddy Pendergrass Three-Piece Suit, Framed Gold Record, and framed photos
  • Leopard-print dress from the collection of Whitney Houston
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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Self-guided tour
    • Entrance fees
    What's not included
    • Parking
    Reduced price
    • Seniors (age 65+)
    • Students (age 5 through college)
    • Children (ages 0-4): free
    Where

    510 Broadway, Nashville TN 37203

    Meeting point:

    National Museum of African American Music

    What to remember
    • The local kiosk does not have a grab-and-go food option
    • The gift shop sells only water
    • The museum store features a variety of unique and custom gifts and collectibles
    • The National Museum of African American Music is an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant facility. Auxiliary aids and services necessary to ensure guests with disabilities can be provided
    • All service animals recognized by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are welcome. Emotional support animals are not permitted
    • Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult
    • Luggage, carry-on bags, or oversized backpacks are not permitted in the museum. There will be storage available for guests who bring these items
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
    • Open from 9 am - 5 pm
    • Tickets are timed with a tour beginning every half hour. The last tour begins at 5 pm
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    Provider
    National Museum of African American Music
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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