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Johnny Cash Museum – Nashville, Tennessee

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What could be more American than the Johnny Cash Museum? Housed in Nashville, Tennessee, the museum celebrates the life and music of one of America's most iconic musicians. Whether you're a fan of country music or not, there's something for everyone at the Johnny Cash Museum. From exhibits on Cash's personal life to his incredible musical career, this museum is a must-see for any music lover. So pack your bags and head to Nashville – the Johnny Cash Museum awaits!

Johnny Cash Museum

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Johnny Cash Museum – Nashville, Tennessee

This spot made our list of Top 21 Things To Do on Your Nashville Vacation but you if want a discount on paid attractions, make sure to check out the Nashville Sightseeing Pass.

… Forgetting that it was a Sunday… and that the Titans had a home game…. We almost hit 4 people driving down a street at 5 MPH and looked 30 minutes for a parking space. Finally, we got there.

Johnny Cash Museum – Nashville, Tennessee Back of Building

Then we paid $22 for 2 hours of parking…. YUCK! But it was so worth it hubby was so excited!

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Johnny Cash Museum – Nashville, Tennessee Sign

The Johnny Cash museum seems to work its way through his career it started with his birth certificate and told his childhood story.

Johnny Cash Museum – Nashville, Tennessee Birth Cert

The right wall had pictures of Johnny through his career. You enter to the right of the picture and it’s a walk down his life, there are monitor and headphone so you can listen to music from each picture)

Johnny Cash Museum – Nashville, Tennessee Timeline

Then you can read about his time in the Military

Johnny Cash Museum – Nashville, Tennessee Germany

Hubby and I laughed at the going back to the civilian handbook. Back then that is ALL he got, now hubby had to take a week-long class on top of the books that got sent home.

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Johnny Cash Museum – Nashville, Tennessee Civilian Life


Then you move on to his marriage with his first wife Vivian.

Johnny Cash Museum – Nashville, Tennessee Vivian

This ‘Million Dollar Quarter Signed Picture’ Caught my eye. Can you tell who is in the picture?

Johnny Cash Museum – Nashville, Tennessee Million Quarter Dollar Signed Picture

I walk the line lyrics. Love that song!

Johnny Cash Museum – Nashville, Tennessee I walk the line lyrics

There is a video of him playing at Folsom Prison and singing Folsom Prison Blues.

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Johnny Cash Museum – Nashville, Tennessee Folsom Prision Blues

They also displayed his jumpsuit behind a set of bars!

Johnny Cash Museum – Nashville, Tennessee Prision Jumpsuit

Folsom Prison also gave him cups like the prisoners would have!

Johnny Cash Museum – Nashville, Tennessee Prision Cups

This picture hubby took encases Johnny perfectly, it wasn’t even a planned picture.

Johnny Cash Museum – Nashville, Tennessee Reflection

Then you learn about Johnny and June’s Marriage.

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Johnny Cash Museum – Nashville, Tennessee June Marriage

Then you pass by the house of cash sign.

Johnny Cash Museum – Nashville, Tennessee House of Cash

This is across from the record wall

Johnny Cash Museum – Nashville, Tennessee Record Wall

Then you come to a stone wall that came from Johnny and June's Lake House.

Johnny Cash Museum – Nashville, Tennessee Picture on hosue wall

This wall also had some of the furnishings from the house, including this beautiful glass set

Johnny Cash Museum – Nashville, Tennessee Glass Set

This chair and note from Johnny to June

Johnny Cash Museum – Nashville, Tennessee Green Chair

There was also this beautiful hutch!

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Johnny Cash Museum – Nashville, Tennessee Hutch

From there you learn about Johnny and June’s Kids

Johnny Cash Museum – Nashville, Tennessee Birth

Learn more about the time they went to the white house

Johnny Cash Museum – Nashville, Tennessee White House

Then see a video of his famous ‘Ragged Old Flag’ Speech

Johnny Cash Museum – Nashville, Tennessee Old Flag

You can then see some of Johnny artwork.

Johnny Cash Museum – Nashville, Tennessee Art

You can also see many of his famous awards.

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Johnny Cash Museum – Nashville, Tennessee Grammy

Plus some of his famous friends

Johnny Cash Museum – Nashville, Tennessee Johnny and Elvis

There is so much to see I’m sure with 4 kids to wrangle I could go through again and see all different things!

Then we headed out and that parking spot we were so happy to have, the one that took us 30 minutes to find…. The one we paid $22 for? We were blocked in by 2 pickup trucks, so we couldn't just circle out to the stop light like the lot intended, we had to back out all the way on to the busy Honky Tonk Row!

Johnny Cash Museum – Nashville, Tennessee

Have you been to the Johnny Cash Museum yet? It’s a great place to learn about the life and music of one of country music’s biggest stars. The museum is located in downtown Nashville, just a few blocks from the Ryman Auditorium (home of the Grand Ole Opry for many years). If you’re a fan of Johnny Cash or just want to learn more about American music history, it’s well worth a visit.

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