The National Museum of African American Music is a new addition to Nashville as of 2020, and is a must-visit on any trip to this Music City.
The National Museum of African Music is a fascinating day out for the family, especially the kids. Here, they can explore a number of exhibits that showcase the achievements and influence of African American music, even as far back as the 1600s!
Kids can learn all about spirituals, jazz, blues, gospel, RnB and hip hop through the host of arficats, objects, memorabilia and technology that fill the exhibits. The fascinating exhibits really will take you on a journey.
Learn about the evolution of African American music traditions, or explore the great migration and emergence of blues. Kids can learn about the connection with music and religious experiences, and discover music within the Civil Rights Movement.
Uncover the emergence of jazz, and the urban renewal from the 1970s to present day.
Complete with Museum Shop and programs within the community to continue the educational experience, the National Museum of African American Music is a great family day out experience in Nashville!
$13.50 (Ages 7 to 17)
Military, Members, Student
If you become a member you can help support the museum even more!
Allow between 2 hours and half a day to really enjoy the museum. Tours begin every 30 minutes
Food and non-alcoholic drinks can be brought into the museum, but can't be taken into the galleries. There are plenty of food options in the area - it's Nashville!
The museum is right in the heart of Nashville. Hourly parking is available at the museum as well as valet parking.
The museum run a number of programs to continue the community's education of achievements and influences of African American music
The Museum Store is open 7 days a week and is filled with educational items as well as souvenirs, apparel, electronics, and plenty of logo merchandise!
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Strollers are allowed in the galleries but cannot be left unattended.
9am - 5pm, 6 days a week (closed Tuesdays, but Museum Store open)
Open year round
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