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W. C. Handy Home, Museum and Library


Father of the Blues W.C. Handy was born in a small log cabin in Florence on November 16, 1873. He presented to the world the sounds of rhythm-and-blues, jazz, and soul with famous tunes such as “St. Louis Blues,” Memphis Blues,” and “Beale Street Blues”. The museum houses a collection of memorabilia, musical instruments, personal papers and original sheet music. Handy's famous trumpet and his personal piano are just a few of the items on display.


Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Seasons Open

Open year-round.



$5/adults and $2/children and groups

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