West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center, Brownsville

#94 of 210 in Museums in Tennessee
Must see · Specialty Museum · Visitor Center
The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center offers an authentic Southern experience showcasing the history and culture of rural West Tennessee.

Inside visitors can learn about the history of cotton, explore the scenic and “wild” Hatchie River and get to know the legendary musicians who called West Tennessee home.

Also located on the grounds is Flagg Grove School, the childhood school of Tina Turner, and the last home of Blues pioneer Sleepy John Estes.

To learn more about the Center, visit http://www.westtnheritage.com or call 731-779-9000.
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  • Great little museum with a different kinds of exhibits. We came for the Tina Turner exhibit but the rest is interesting too. Super nice staff. It is right off the freeway so easy to get to. I would...  more »
  • An experience like no other. An all around great time and place. The people are so humble and welcoming. They make you not want to leave 😀 PS I wanted to load more pics but only allowed 10 pics per....  more »
  • While looking for things to do that were close to Jackson TN, we decided to check out this museum. I've always enjoyed Tina Turner's music and considered her a legendary performer. I was curious as to what this museum would have to offer and I have to say that I was impressed. This place is definitely a hidden treasure right off the interstate. It is much more than just a simple museum. There are three other sections that have some great artifacts. Also, it is free! The staff is very friendly and the place is very well kept. What a treasure and to know that the legendary Tina Turner grew up not too far from this museum. Check it out when you can, you will not be disappointed.
  • It's 5 museums in 1, with a gift shop, which is nice. The staff/volunteers were friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. The museums may seem a bit smaller than a large city, however, for the size of the town, they were more than adequate. I just wish they would put up more signage on I-40 to let people know the museums are there. There's almost no signage as you approach.

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