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Twitty City: Conway Twitty’s Mansion & Gardens

  • August 1, 2016
  • By Sabine

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Conway Twitty’s mansion, Twitty City,  is located in Hendersonville, TN  20 minutes north of Nashville. It was his home until his death in 1993. Many of the country stars throughout the years have built beautiful homes in Hendersonville. Johnny Cash’s home was located around the corner but burned to the ground a few years back. It appears one of the Bee Gee’s bought it and while work was being done, it caught on fire and poof, it was gone.

The story was, that Conway Twitty’s four adult children did not get along with wife number three and when Conway died there was a huge fight and many lawsuits. As always, no one wins and the home, recording studio, the  kids’ homes, his mom’s house, located behind Conway’s mansion, were all sold.

Turns out Trinity Music City, USA purchased the entire complex for their live studio audience taping that are televised and special concerts that are held there. The venue holds church services on Sundays, as well as concerts featuring religious music and attractions.

Twitty City has a magical light display during the Christmas season. trinityThe kids and I visit every year  so this was my first visit during summer and in broad daylight. I was hoping for a tour of the mansion, unfortunately, tours aren’t available during the summer. Tours of the mansion and gardens are free and are offered Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm.

I was still able to walk the gorgeous grounds and take lots of pictures. This place is dreamy. I truly think Twitty City is a potential “gold mine”. You just don’t see places like this anymore. Graceland is so commercialized compared to Conway’s former estate. If you are ever in Hendersonville, TN be sure to drop by One Music Village Blvd for a wonderful experience.

By Sabine, August 1, 2016
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  • Em Smith
    August 3, 2016

    Oh my!! Thats so huge!!! Great photos, Sabine!

    • sabines
      August 4, 2016

      Thanks, Em. This place is truly gorgeous. Hard to believe someone used to live so lavishly.

  • Norah O Meara
    June 2, 2017

    It looks incredible…..From the garden designs to the water falls…the mansion…So sad his family are not still living there…they certainly should be…It looks like it was well planned out, the homes…To think he built this for his family and they were booted out…So sad..

    • sabines
      June 4, 2017

      Norah, it is a beautiful place. I visit every year. During Christmas, it’s magical. I agree, it’s sad that his family couldn’t keep the property. He built it for them.

    • Kathey Abernathy
      January 26, 2018

      So very sad that he had it built for his family and they took it away from them.

  • Linda
    September 3, 2017

    Is the gift shop still open???

    • sabines
      September 5, 2017

      Linda, I believe everything is shut down now… gift store, mansion tours, bistro… However, you can still walk around the beautiful gardens. Also, the mansion is completely empty now.

  • Linda
    September 3, 2017

    Is biography of Conway twisty still available for sale at gift shop?????

  • Deb Buchanan
    January 26, 2018

    Visited there in 1989 it was beautiful.

    • sabines
      January 28, 2018

      Yes, it really is beautiful. Have you had the chance to visit during Christmas? It’s magical!

  • Tara Roseberry
    January 28, 2018

    What’s the address?

  • Dustin
    February 13, 2018

    Is the twitty city sign still there or did they remove it

  • Jeri Martin
    March 17, 2018

    I had no idea Twitty City was even gone. I went there with my family during the summer before going to 8th grade and don’t remember much from that trip other than Conway Twitty waving at me as he was driving out of the complex. Since Virginia Tech pays for its tenured employees to go to Dollywood every year, I thought we could swing on over to Twitty City during the trip. Flabbergasted and sad that his property was sold. Maybe I’ll just drive past it for purposes of Nostalgia.

    • sabines
      March 19, 2018

      Thank you for sharing your story. It’s hard to believe Conway used to actually live there. This place is both gorgeous and sad, in my opinion. Yes, do come by and visit. I bet it will bring back lots of memories.

      June 25, 2018

      If you plan on doing that you need to do so my understanding is that the complex is going to be destroyed

      • sabines
        June 25, 2018

        Really? Why would they do that? It’s such a beautiful building.

  • Mike
    March 24, 2018

    I was there last year. its all empty and closed down. You can still walk the grounds. If some of the gates are open in back, sneak in and snap a few pics..

  • angela campbell
    September 4, 2018

    Does anyone know where his family is now

  • Shirley Magnus
    June 9, 2019

    Can the public still walk the grounds and see this place and whats the cost if so

    • Sabine
      June 10, 2019

      You can still walk the grounds. The mansion is empty and closed, however. No more tours, sadly. There is no cost to tour the grounds.

  • Joyce A Kilday
    July 13, 2020

    My husband die while in the military in 1985, my uncle took me and my son to twitty city, it was just a great place, he loved his county music, he would have loved it, we went into one of the theaters, and this young man was playing the piano and singing a man sitting next to me said what you think of him I said he is great, so much talent in that part of TN he then told me it was his son, I was hopping one day to go back again, but that wont happen. we even took the tour of the grounds and seen Conway’s car it was just so neat, what people have missed over all that time. the house he built for his mom. I have remember it all.

  • Debbie & DOUG
    December 3, 2021

    Grounds at Christmas time was beautiful
    They used to have Christmas manger scene and a place where you could buy hot chocolate or hot cider and the gift shop was open few years ago. Really said they don’t leave it open sure do miss it around Christmas time

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