Interstate 40 at Exit 56 | Brownsville, Tennessee | 731-779-9000
West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center: An Authentic Southern Experience
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About the West Tennessee
Delta Heritage Center

Serving guests since 1998.

Here you'll discover what rural West Tennessee is all about. A refreshing Southern experience celebrating the music, cotton and beauty of the Tennessee Delta.

Agriculture rules our region and the West Tennessee Cotton Museum helps you discover how cotton is produced and managed since the early 1800s.

Along with agriculture, West Tennessee has a rich and diverse musical background. As home to the Country Blues sound and pioneers such as Sleepy John Estes, Hammie Nixon and Yank Rachell. Sleepy John's last home is on our grounds and open for visitors to peek inside.

We are located in the hometown of Anna Mae Bullock. you probably know her as "Tina Turner." The Queen of Rock is remembered here with an exhibit inside the historic Flagg Grove School, her childhood school. Filled with costumes, gold records and memorabilla donated by the Tina.

Don't forget the Scenic Hatchie River and our 3 fresh water aquariums. This natural and last "wild" river in the lower Mississippi system is a wonder to explore and marvel at. Some of Tennessee's best hunting and fishing is here.

The WTDHC is also stocked with hundreds of maps, brochures and guides. Our trained staff and Hospitality Ambassadors are happy to help with directions, reservations and insider information about area attractions.

No Admission Fees. Open 7 Days a Week.

We are a place for travelers to stop, rest, have a cup of coffee and learn more about what West Tennessee has to offer.  We also boast the cleanest restrooms on I-40 and provide free WiFi in our lobby.

Inside the Center, you will also find our unique Gift Shop — featuring handmade and regionally-produced items. You won't find these items in other tourist stops.

We welcome tour buses and can provide guided tours of our museums for your church, school or groups. We can also provide small meeting space for groups and organizations.


Monday through Saturday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1 to 5 p.m.

Evening tours are available by appointment.
We are closed Easter Sunday and Christmas Day.

If you enjoy your visit, please consider leaving a donation. Your donations help support the Center and its programming, keeping it free for others to enjoy, too.

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We are located on Music Highway between Memphis and Nashville, Tenn., just off of Interstate 40 at Exit 56 (behind McDonald's) in Brownsville, Tennessee.

From Memphis: Travel approx.56 miles East to Exit 56. At top of ramp, turn left onto Hwy. 76, cross over Interstate and turn right just past service station, beside McDonald's. The Center is located directly behind McDonald's across from Comfort Inn.

From Nashville: Travel approx. 150 miles West to Exit 56. At top of Exit ramp turn right and turn immediately right between service station and McDonald's. The Center is located directly behind McDonald's across from Comfort Inn.

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121 Sunny Hill Cove
Brownsville, TN 38012

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West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center
121 Sunny Hill Cove
Brownsville, TN 38012

Call: (731) 779-9000
Fax: (731) 779-9001

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The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center is owned and operated by
the City of Brownsvillle.
This facility is a equal opportunity employer and provider.

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Interstate 40 at Exit 56 • 121 Sunny Hill Cove • Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 • 731-779-9000


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