W.C. Handy Birthplace, Museum and Library

W.C. Handy Birthplace, Museum and Library


W.C. Handy, the “Father of the Blues,” wrote beloved songs such as “St. Louis Blues” and “Beale Street Blues.” The W.C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library in Florence houses the world’s most complete collection of Handy’s personal papers and artifacts, including his trumpet, piano and handwritten music.

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  • 620 W. College St.
  • Florence, AL 35630


Florence is located in the The Shoals Area of the North Alabama Region


Adults: $2.00 Students: $0.50

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Open Tues.-Sat., 10-4
Wheelchair Accessible
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