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Country Music Hall of Fame Tickets

Updated: May 11, 2024

Our tour guides are always being asked questions about historic sites related to some of the best country musicians to ever visit Nashville.

One of the top attractions they tend to recommend is the Country Music Hall of Fame, which covers a lot of that history in great detail.

This post covers how to get tickets, including tips on ways to save on admission, exhibits, restaurants, and how to plan your visit.

This photo of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is courtesy of TripAdvisor

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PLAN YOUR VISIT TO THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME

In this section, we have opening hours, busy times, how to get to the Country Music Hall of Fame, and other helpful information.


What to Expect

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is a self-guided museum so you can walk through at your own pace with or without an audio guide.

Information about the collected artifacts is posted on plaques throughout the exhibits.

Most people spend 1 - 2 hours in the museum itself. Budget more time if you decide to combine the museum with the RCA Studio B or Hatch Show Print tour.


How to Get There

The Country Music Hall of Fame is on the same block as the Omni Hotel and Hatch Show Print.

Use this Google link to get directions from your specific starting location. 


Tour Routes and Public Transportation

  • The Old Town Trolley Tours route stops right by the museum at stop 2 on their route. The stop is under the Hatch Show Print sign.
  • The free Music City Circuit buses from the Green Circuit stop by the museum. 

Hours of Operation

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm every day

The Country Music Hall of Fame is busiest on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.

You can skip the line by purchasing your tickets online and printing them at home.


Can I check my coat or bag at the front desk?

You may check your coats and umbrellas. If you’ve been shopping before going to the museum, you may also check that.

However, carry-on bags, suitcases, and large backpacks are not allowed.


HOW MUCH DO TICKETS COST?

Adult admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame is between $30 and $60, depending on which ticket package you purchase.

General Admission Pricing

  • $29.95 for Adults
  • $19.95 for Youth 6-12
  • Free for Children Under 5

Museum Admission with 650 AM WSM’s Bill Cody Audio Guide

  • $56.95 for Adults
  • $45.95 for Youth

Museum Admission with RCA Studio B Tour

  • $51.95 for Adults
  • $41.95 for Youth

Museum Admission with Hatch Show Print Tour

  • $51.95 for Adults
  • $36.95 for Youth

Experience it All w/ Museum, Hatch Show, and Studio B Tour

  • $73.95 for Adults
  • $58.95 for Youth

You can either purchase tickets online ahead of time or get them when you arrive.

The Country Music Hall of Fame isn't usually very busy, so you don't have to worry much about long waits in the ticket line.


Songwriter Sessions

The Country Music Hall of Fame offers the opportunity for fans to meet some of the people who actually wrote popular country songs during their songwriter sessions.

These events are usually held on weekends, and they are included for free with all of their ticket options. 


10 WAYS TO SAVE ON TICKETS FOR THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM

There are several different ways to get a deal on tickets for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. This section will cover some of the best ways to save on admission.


1. Tourist Attraction Passes

If you’re considering purchasing a tourist pass, Country Music Hall of Fame entry is included with the Nashville Sightseeing Pass, the Music City Total Access Pass, and the Nashville Explorer Pass.


2. Groupon and Promo Sites

Services such as Groupon and LivingSocial offer deals on a variety of popular local attractions and activities.

Depending on when you check, they may also have an additional promo code for 10% - 20% off or more.


3. Senior Offer

Visitors over the age of 60 are eligible for a $2 off on tickets.


4. Student Offer

Local students can show proof of residence and get free admission during fall break time, September 30 – October 15.

Eligible counties are Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson.


5. AAA Deal

AAA offers its customers an extra 12% off ticket prices.


6. Purchase Through a Third Party

Trusted Tours offers $2 off Country Music Hall of Fame tickets when you use the promo NVMUSIC.


7. Military Offer

If you are an active member of the military, you can use your ID to get $3 off tickets to the Country Music Hall of Fame. 

This may also be available for inactive members with an ID, and we recommend calling ahead of time to find out if you can take advantage of this deal.


8. Get a Combo Ticket

Save $4.90/per adult and $2.18/per child when you purchase the Nashville Trolley Tour with Country Music Hall of Fame entry for $64.70 per adult and $35.57 per child.


9. Become a Museum Member

If you’re living in the area and you plan to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum multiple times each year, you might want to consider becoming a member to get free admission.


10. Get Tickets at a Local Library

Local residents with a library card can access the museum for free by using the Community Counts Passport Program and checking out a passport from one of the Nashville library branches.


EXHIBITS

The museum regularly has performances, workshops, and other programming in its theater. These special sessions are included with your admission.

Check the calendar to see if there will be any performances on the day you arrive.


Should I Tour RCA Studio B or Hatch Show Print?

In addition to the main self-guided museum, you can choose to bundle your tickets with RCA Studio B or Hatch Show Print shop guided tours.

Entrance to these extras is not included in general admission.

If you’re interested in Elvis’s favorite Nashville recording studio, you might want to pick RCA.

It is one of the most famous studios in the world. The tours of Studio B are guided.

Hatch Show Print is one of the oldest working letterpress shops in the country.

Take this tour to see how the type is designed and set and find out how the famous venue and show posters are made from start to finish.


RESTAURANTS AT THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME

As with most museums, food is not allowed in the exhibits. If you get hungry, however, there are 3 restaurants within the Country Music Hall of Fame building.


Tips From Locals and Travelers

While we do our best to provide you with all the information you'll need to get the most our of your trip to the Country Music Hall of Fame, it's also a good idea to get a variety of perspectives.

Luckily, there are several great Facebook Groups with both travelers and tourists who offer helpful advice about visiting this attraction.

Nashville Visitors is one of the best, and we also have a Nashville Travel Tips group you might want to check out as well.

Here are a few of the best tips and tricks we found in these groups:

If you're wondering whether or not you can enjoy this attraction along with several others in the same day, the answer is technically yes.

That said, it should be noted that most people spend at least 2-3 hours at the Country Music Hall of Fame, if not more.

We recommend avoiding more than 3 activities on the day that you plan to visit this museum, because otherwise you might be very tired at the end of the day.

As Kady notes, there are a lot of great activities to combine with a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame, including a tour of the Ryman Auditorium or even a show at the Grand Ole Opry!

As we mentioned earlier in the post, it's usually quite easy to get tickets on the day of your visit from the ticket office at the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Even so, as Gregory notes, some extras and other activities related to this one will sell out rather quickly, so it makes sense to purchase tickets ahead of time, especially if you're planning to visit RCA Studio B or the Hatch Show Print.

And don't forget about those special events where you can hear about the history of country music from the artists who wrote it!

For more helpful tips and suggestions, make sure to check the Nashville Visitors Facebook Group or our own Nashville Travel Tips group.


About The Author

Paul Whitten

Paul Whitten is an energetic Nashville native and combat veteran with a passion for history. He's a true storyteller, dedicated to preserving the legendary tales that make his hometown so great. From intimate conversations to books and lectures, Paul seeks to bring history alive with contagious enthusiasm and captivating insight. He loves helping others learn more about Nashville, its unique culture, and the countless stories of adventure associated with it.
Updated: May 11th, 2024
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