Acuff House Opens to the Public for the First Time

5 Reasons to Visit this Historic House

credit-Les Leverett Pictured -Minnie Pearl, Wilma Lee Cooper, Jan Howard, Skeeter Davis, June Carter, Kitty Wells

For the first time in its history, the doors to the famed Acuff House, the home built for Roy Acuff in the shadow of the Grand Ole Opry House, will open to showcase the limited-time exhibit Family Reunion: The Opry Family Photo Album.

5 Reasons to check out this historic home:

1.The House is Open for a Limited Time
The exhibit, which opened on Monday, April 30 and will run through October 31, 2018. 

2. Behind the Scenes Photos of Music Greats
The exhibit provides an intimate behind-the-scenes look at the Opry through the photography of 32-year Opry staff photographer Les Leverett. The photographer befriended and captured images of genre-defining stars including Acuff, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Minnie Pearl, and more.

3. Never Before Seen Images & Notes by Famed Photographer
The Grand Ole Opry Archives acquired thousands of slides, prints, negatives, and color transparencies from the Les Leverett collection in February 2017. The collection contains thousands of images that have never before been printed or published as well as Leverett’s handwritten notes pertaining to dates, locations, and subjects depicted; press clippings; and a homemade, typewritten index that contains additional details.

4. Learn More About Roy Acuff
The Acuff House will also share the story of Acuff, heralded as the King of Country Music, through artifacts and videos highlighting his 50-plus years as the consummate showman on the Opry stage. Acuff lived in the home built for him by the Opry from 1983 until his death in 1992.

5. Acuff House Package Ticket Includes Opry Backstage Tour
Acuff House tours can be purchased as part of tour packages also including Grand Ole Opry House backstage tours. Packages will be available seven days a week based upon Opry House availability. Additional package information is available at opry.com and by calling 1-800-SEE-OPRY.