Alex Haley Museum & Interpretive Center

Visit the boyhood home of 1976 Pulitzer Prize winning author Alex Haley. The home of his maternal grandparents, Will and Cynthia Palmer.  The home is located 50 miles northeast of Memphis in the Town of Henning, Tennessee.  It was here on the front porch of the house that Alex Haley heard stories of his ancestors that inspired the now world-famous book "Roots." The Saga of An American Family.  The author is buried in the front yard of the home, which has been restored and furnished with antiques dating back to the 1920's, memorabilia and family artifacts.  The Interpretive Center, which is also located on the site, houses a museum, exhibits, a theater, and Genealogy Center. 

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Latitude: 35.673373 Longitude: -89.576507 Elevation: 316 ft

Seasons Open

Year Around

Hours Open

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Adults- $6.00, Senior Adults (60+) $5.00, Students (Ages 5-18) $4.00, Children under age 5, No Charge

Eco-Friendly Notes

Individuals, schools groups, church groups, tour groups, and family reunion groups are welcome.

Accessibility Notes

Yes, ADA accessible

Pet Friendly Notes


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