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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 reopens June 8

BROWNSVILLE TN (June 1, 2020): The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center and Tina Turner Museum in Brownsville, Tenn., will reopen Monday, June 8, 2020. The music heritage destination and rural cultural center has been closed since March 19 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Center joins a host of other attractions from across the state […]

Seventh annual Tina Turner Heritage Days packed with activities

BROWNSVILLE TN (September 11, 2018): The seventh annual Tina Turner Heritage Days returns to Brownsville, Tenn., September 21-23, with a variety of activities to keep the entire family busy including an antique tractor show, stew cook-off, Nutbush tours and tribute concert. Festivities officially begin Friday morning, September 21 at 9 a.m., with a mystery tour […]

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 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.