West TN Delta Heritage Center/Tina Turner Museum
121 Sunny Hill Cove, Brownsville, TN 38012 - United States
A Music Heritage Destination! Explore Flagg Grove School, the one-room school Tina attended as a child and home of the world’s only Tina Turner Museum. Step inside the shotgun home of Blues pioneer Sleepy John Estes and experience the Country Blues sound that grew from hard work and cotton fields. Discover other famous musicians of the region, such as Carl Perkins, Eddy Arnold and Hank Williams Jr.; plus a “wild” river ... all in one place.
Learn about the history of cotton in the West Tennessee Cotton Museum where you’ll find a 500 lb bales of cotton along with primitive implements and a unique White Oak basket collection.
The Hatchie River Museum explores the last “wild” river in the lower Mississippi system and the unique eco-system that surrounds it. Three freshwater aquariums showcases the species of fish native to the Hatchie River.
The West Tennessee Music Museum celebrates the music born in the cotton field and played on the world’s stage. Musicians such as Elvis, Carl Perkins, Eddy Arnold, Hank Williams Jr., Denise LaSalle, Fuel’s Brett Scallions and others call West Tennessee home.
You can also visit the one-room school house once attended by Anna Mae Bullock, better known as Tina Turner. Inside you’ll learn what school was like for African-American children in the rural south. The school also houses the world’s only Tina Turner Museum, a collection of stage costumes, gold record awards and more memorabilia of the “Queen of Rock,” including her high school yearbook.
You’ll also visit the last home of Blues Pioneer “Sleepy” John Estes. This two-room shotgun house tells the story of a young Blues artist who gained international fame and helped form what is known as the Country Blues.
Inside our unique gift shop you’ll find regional handcrafted items lovingly made in West Tennessee.
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