Alex Haley Museum And Interpretive Center
The Alex Haley House Museum has been restored to model the home as it was when Haley was born. Some of the 1919 furniture which decorates the home belonged to the Haley family. The restored building is open to the public as a Museum featuring Haley’s work, childhood memorabilia and references to the people who inspired his characters in Roots. Visitors can view the memorabilia and family artifacts that remain showcased. They also have the opportunity to make purchases at a small on-site gift shop as well as see Alex Haley’s final resting place at the front lawn of the home. Call today to schedule a tour: (731) 738-2240.
Tennessee Treasures Visit To The Alex Haley House Museum
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Alex Haley Museum And Interpretive Center • Testimonials
Awesome Trip Through History: “I thought this was a really interesting and informative tour. Our tour guide Beverly was very knowledgeable about this history of the home and the family. She had a lot of information that you probably wouldn’t find in textbooks. One thing I probably would have done differently was watch the movie or read the book before I went as a refresher and to tie everything together, but overall, I can honestly say that I learned a tremendous amount and it really helped me to better appreciate my heritage and struggles my ancestors had to endure through history. Highly recommended!” - Charlotte, North Carolina.
Very Educational: “I found the Alex Haley State House to be very educational and interesting. It was just as if you were walking back into time. The detailed layout and displays are well presented. I strongly suggest that children and adults have an opportunity to experience his unique part of history.” - Cherryville, North Carolina.
The Pride of Henning: “The Alex Haley State House & Museum is educational, informative, interesting, and is the pride of Henning, Tennessee.” - Henning, Tennessee.
Enjoyed It: “The tour through the Palmer house was great. My teenage son is an avid reader and Alex Haley fan and this was the one place he wanted to visit on our trip to Memphis. We learned a lot about the Palmer/Haley family and their status in the town of Henning. Our guide was very informative and we hope to go back in the future. Very memorable experience.” - Pace, Florida.
History of The Book Roots! “I give this Alex Haley House Museum (from 1-10) a 10! I loved the old pictures.” - Memphis, Tennessee.
A Part of History: “I had the pleasure touring Alex Haley’s museum approximately 3 years ago and words could never express the emotions I felt being a part of history in the home of Alex Haley. Prior to the tour, I had been briefed of a great guy named Lucas who wrote a book about Alex Haley; however I had not been given the full story (or I may not have been listening carefully). The moment I entered Alex’s home and met Mr. Montgomery (and Lucas), I began to cry uncontrollably for reasons at the time that I could not explain. I was speechless, breathless, and moved by all around me.” - Nashville, Tennessee.
Nice Museum Attraction: “Alex Haley’s famous book, Roots, chronicled the lives of his enslaved ancestors from the pre-Civil War era till they achieved freedom. The book and subsequent miniseries have educated and informed many people about the horrors of slavery and the long road to freedom. Mr. Haley’s childhood home gives visitors a chance to learn more about the well-known author. Folks can visit the museum, which is approximately 45 minutes from Memphis.” - Roanoke, Virginia.
Call Today To Schedule A Tour: (731) 738-2240
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