Sep 9 — Storytellers Museum & Hideaway Farm, Pinewood Kitchen & Mercantile

Where did Johnny Cash go to get away and relax? His hideaway farm in Bon Aqua.

Located a short drive west on I-40, The Storytellers Museum and Hideaway Farm in Bon Aqua are Nashville’s newest tourist attractions and must-stops for anyone interested in country music and the region’s rich history.

The Storytellers Hideaway Farm at Bon Aqua belonged to Johnny Cash for over thirty years. See the house where he lived, and the land that he loved, the place he called “the center of my universe.” Take a journey back in time as you tour the house that was built before the Civil War by the prominent Weems family, founders of the Bon Aqua Springs Resort. The Weems family cemetery is at the back of the property.

The Storytellers Museum is in a general store that the great Red Wortham converted into a recording studio, and that Johnny Cash used as a place for local concerts. Visitors can see the historic “Little Stage” where the “Saturday Night in Hickman County” guitar pulls once took place. Johnny’s daughter, Cindy Cash has helped curators create an experience that will be unforgettable. 

Lois Matisak has arranged a Miata Club adventure to discover this newly opened attraction. Tickets are $16.95, which includes tours of both the Storyteller Museum and —  just down the road — the newly renovated Johnny Cash Hideaway Farm. 

After our tour, will head down the road a spell (10miles) to The Pinewood Kitchen & Mercantile for some fresh and local, farm-to-table food and perhaps  a little shopping.

We’ll need to make reservations for the tour. So, don’t delay, let Lois know today!  RSVP required by Sept 3rd, phone 615-476-6291 or email . You’ll not want to miss these first-time venues for our Club! So, let Lois know that you’re IN by Sept 3.

Our day will begin at 100 Oaks Mall at the Regions Bank at Thompson Lane and Armory Drive at 8:15 a.m. departing at 8:30 a.m. We’ll be taking a scenic drive and arriving for the museum around 9:30 a.m..

Our tour will begin at 10 a.m.. If you’re meeting us at the Museum, be there no later than 9:45 a.m. (You still need to RSVP). We’ll depart for the short drive (10 miles) to Pinewood in Nunnelly, TN immediately after our tour.

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