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.
Latitude: 34.795933 Longitude: -87.683168 Elevation: 551 ft
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I love traveling around America and seeing the beauty and history of our country.
Mentone Inn B & B. The hospitality of this small mountain town is great. The innkeeper is so nice and the inn is within walking distance of the Wildflower Cafe for dinner. Historic Inn only a short drive from two beautiful waterfalls and numerous overlooks. Oh! Not to mention the superb breakfast you will be served.
Following a back road or highway instead of the interstate.This will allow you to see so much of an area that you would not normally see otherwise.
Seasons OpenOpen year-round.
Hours OpenTuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fees$5/adults and $2/children and groups
Libby Jordan - Florence Department of Arts and Museums
217 East Tuscaloosa Street
Florence, AL 35630 US