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Brownsville is a great place to live. The city is surrounded by and full of a unique cultural heritage that blends the laid-back, down home style of the South with a musical heritage that packs a punch far greater than the size of the town.

Combined with one of the last remaining pristine, natural habitats left in America and an incredible knack for bar-b-que, a visit to Brownsville is tough to beat.

A Musical Legacy

Home to the Tina Turner Museum at Flagg Grove School, the West TN Delta Heritage Center chronicles the extraordinary impact of Brownsville on American Music.

From blues legends like Sleepy John Estes to songwriters like Alex Harvey, rockers like Fuel and Tina Turner herself, the Delta Heritage Center is a can’t-miss destination for music buffs traveling through Tennessee.

Historic Brownsville

Brownsville has been a significant place in West Tennessee history since it was first founded by General Jacob Jennings Brown in 1812. Home to three National Historic Districts and four locations on the National Register of Historic Places, much of the town’s nineteenth century architecture remains.

Dunbar-Carver Museum

Brownsville’s Dunbar-Carver Museum, located at 709 East Jefferson Street, chronicles the rich African American heritage of the town. The Dunbar-Carver Museum is the centerpiece of the town’s proposed Jefferson Street Historic District that is currently under review by the Tennessee Historical Commission.

The Dunbar-Carver Museum tells the story of African American life in Haywood County TN through portrayal of events associated with the one hundred plus year existence of the Dunbar-Haywood County Training-Carver High School in Brownsville.

The Mindfield

Billy Tripp’s Mindfield is a legendary piece of Americana located in the heart of downtown Brownsville. The Mindfield is Tripp’s legacy.

Since 1989, he has single handedly hammered, welded and hoisted the living artwork together in honor of his late parents. The Mindfield is awe inspiring to some, puzzling to others and is sure to leave an impression on anyone traveling down Brownsville’s West Main Street.

Explore Brownsville

Delta Heritage Center adds award-winning display to Cotton Museum

BROWNSVILLE TN (April 19, 2018): You are invited to take a glimpse into the “Small World of Cotton” when Chester County native, Darryl Cox, brings his scratch-built cotton gin display and implements to the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center (WTDHC). A reception honoring Cox will take place from 3-5 p.m., Saturday, April 28, when attendees […]

5th Annual Exit 56 Blues Fest

BROWNSVILLE TN: West Tennessee Celebrates its Blues Heritage with the 5th Annual Exit 56 Blues Fest Honoring the music of Blues pioneers Hammie Nixon, Yank Rachell and “Sleepy” John Estes, music fans of all ages are encouraged to gather Saturday, May 27 from 10am – 10pm and Sunday, May 28 from 10am – 5pm at […]

Poets and storytellers share during Open Mic Monday

The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center will host its monthly Open Mic Monday March 20, 2017. Open Mic gives the community an opportunity to share original works or recite pieces by favorite authors and poets. The event begins at 6 p.m., and coincides with World Poetry Day that will be recognized on March 21. “Poetry […]

Visit Brownsville

VisitBrownsvilleTN.org is where you can explore Brownsville in a series of photo galleries, event calendars, attractions and accommodations. You can delve into the rich musical heritage of Brownsville and find out about the many outdoor and recreational opportunities in our area.

Delta Heritage Center looks back at 2015

BROWNSVILLE TN (FEBRUARY 14, 2016): Over 27,000 guests walked through the doors of the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center in 2015. This is a 19.4 % increase over 2014. International travelers stopping at the Center increased by 37% including the number of visitors from Japan and China, which moved into the top 10 countries for […]

2015 Tina Turner Heritage Days schedule announced

Rhonda Graam, Tina’s Personal Assistant of 50 Years, Replaces Ferly Prado at Fan Lunch; Three days of music planned BROWNSVILLE TN (SEPTEMBER 21, 2015): The Tina Turner Heritage Days festival returns to the Tina Turner Museum at Flagg Grove School on the grounds of the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center (WTDHC) Friday, September 25 to […]