Visit

What does the tour include?

  1. Visitors purchase tickets at the Dyess Colony Visitors Center on 110 Center Drive. The tour begins at the Visitors Center with a brief film and exhibits.
  2. Visitors then head to a museum next door in the Dyess Colony Administration Building, which tells the story of the Dyess Colony and how growing up in the Colony influenced Johnny Cash and his music.
  3. After touring the exhibits, visitors travel to the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home for a guided tour.

There are restroom facilities in the Visitors Center, but there are no facilities at the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home.

Hours: Tours begin at 9 a.m. with last tours of the day at 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Are you planning a visit?

If you are traveling on I-55 North to visit us please use the following directions (Your GPS will likely recommend the shortest distance, which is an unpaved gravel road. Here’s how you can avoid it.):

  1. Take Exit 41
  2. Turn left on to State Hwy 14W
  3. Travel about 5 miles before turning left on Hwy 297
  4. Check in at the Visitor Center (110 Center Drive)

Admission (includes all three buildings):
$10 general admission
$8 senior rate
$8 group rate (groups of 10 or more- comp tour operator and bus driver)
$5 student rate (children 5-18 or with a university ID)
$5 field trip rate (comp all bus drivers and 1 chaperone per 10 students)
Free-children under 5 and A-State students


Combination Tour: Southern Tenant Farmers Museum & JCBH 

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM. Please call us on 870-764-2274 for reservations.

$12 General Admission
$10 Senior rate
$10 Group rate (groups of 10 or more- comp tour operator and bus driver)
$6   Student rate (children 5-18 or with a university ID)
$6   Field trip rate (comp all bus drivers and 1 chaperone per 10 students)
Free-children under 5 and A-State students                
                                                                                              

All tours start at the Visitors Center, 110 Center Drive