The Audie Murphy American Cotton Museum is located at 600 Interstate 30 East, in the city of Greenville, county of Hunt, in the U.S. state of Texas. It was established in 1987. Cotton was Hunt County's largest cash crop in the early 20th century, and the museum features a "History of Cotton Exhibit".Plan to visit Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum during your Greenville vacation using our convenient Greenville driving holiday planning site.
Much of the focus of the museum is dedicated to military veterans. Medal of Honor recipient Audie Murphy was born in Hunt County and worked in Greenville before entering the military. The Hunt County War Memorial was dedicated on the museum's grounds in 2004. The memorial features a 10-foot (3 m) bronze statue of Murphy created by Greenville artist Gordon Thomas. Granite stones that circle the monument are carved with the names of the county's war dead. Other stones contain quotes from Murphy, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan.
In 2012, the Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital in San Antonio transferred its collection of Murphy-related memorabilia to the museum for its permanent collection. The museum sponsors the area's annual Audie Murphy Days, usually scheduled in June.
Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum Reviews
This museum is a hidden gem just off of I-30 in Greenville. Interesting interactive displays with emphasis on the local cotton history. Plus great information on Audie Murpy - the most decorated... more »
My husband and I really enjoyed this museum! It's very well organized and full of various cotton artifacts, doctor/banker/fashion memorabilia, and of course lots of Audie Murphy items. They have... more »
Lots inside a smaller museum! Clean, informative, kind workers, and we loved the little shows at the push of a button. Outside, there are small buildings reminiscent of older times, and they are in the process of building a full blacksmith area outdoors, according to a sign we saw. Admission was $10 for myself and 2 teens, which was great also. Will definitely be telling others to visit
Very interesting displays. Large building with many features. Inexpensive to enter. Nice clean building & friendly staff. They have time to time special speakers and films. Check out the beautiful statues in front of the museum and the different historical features. Family friendly. Something for everyone.
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