Tennessee Blue Star Museums

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America. Each summer since 2010, Blue Star Museums have offered free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve. For more information on Blue Star Museums, please see the Frequently Asked Questions

Blue Star Museums 2021 will begin on Armed Forces Day, May 15, 2021.

If you have questions or would like to be contacted at that time, please email bluestarmuseums@arts.gov.

Check out this fun guide to help you plan and prepare for YOUR Family’s Blue Star Museum Outings!

Blue Star Museums Parent Toolkit: A Guide for Before, During, and After Your Family Trip to the Museum (created by Blue Star Families.)

We at the SPG Family Adventure Network say THANK YOU, from the bottom of our hearts, for your service and your sacrifice.

2021 Participating Museums


Houston Museum of Decorative Arts Chattanooga, TN
Hunter Museum of American Art Chattanooga, TN
International Towing & Recovery Museum Chattanooga, TN
Customs House Museum & Cultural CenterClarksville, TN
Historic Mansker’s Station Goodlettsville, TN
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site Greeneville, TN
Cades Cove Museum Maryville, TN
Blues Hall of FameMemphis, TN
Dixon Gallery and Gardens Memphis, TN
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art Memphis, TN
Metal Museum Memphis, TN
Stax Museum of American Soul Music Memphis, TN
Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum Memphis, TN
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art Nashville, TN
Frist Art Museum Nashville, TN
Parthenon Nashville, TN
Travellers Rest Historic House MuseumNashville, TN
Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge Oak Ridge, TN
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage CenterTownsend, TN

Blue Star Museums By State

Alabama Alaska Arizona
Arkansas California Colorado
Connecticut Delaware Florida
Georgia Hawaii Idaho
Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas
Kentucky Louisiana
Maine Maryland
Michigan Minnesota
 Mississippi Missouri
Montana Nebraska Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey New Mexico
New York  
North Carolina North Dakota
Ohio Oklahoma Oregon
Rhode Island 
South Carolina South Dakota
Tennessee Texas Utah 
Vermont Virginia  
Washington West Virginia 
Wisconsin Wyoming  
Washington D.C.
Puerto Rico
US Virgin Islands

Thank You For Your Service!