Hank Williams' Boyhood Home & Museum at 127 Rose Street, Georgiana Alabama, you'll see the surroundings that influenced country music's greatest legend. Local musicians, including a black street singer known as ""Teetot"", taught Hank Williams how to play the guitar. They would play the guitar on the front porch and during the winter, they would crawl underneath the house to play and sing near the warmth of the fireplace.
Hank had fun making music, perhaps an escape from the hard times he and his family experienced. Hank was born into difficult times on a farm in Mount Olive, southwest of Georgiana. Adversity continued when just before their move to Georgiana, Hank's father had to be admitted to a veterans hospital. Shortly after their move to Georgiana, Hank, his mother and sister lost their home to fire. They relocated to 127 Rose Street.
After school, Hank sold peanuts and shined shoes at the depot to help support the family. Some think his mother put aside some of his earnings to buy his first guitar. Without any doubt, 127 Rose Street became the place where Hank Williams' dreams came true. We invite you to visit Hank's Boyhood Home & Museum in Georgiana, Alabama!