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The Buford Pusser Home and Museum, a law enforcement museum, stands as a moment in time, as if waiting for Sheriff Buford Pusser to return home from another shift serving the public. The modest brick ranch home contains the original furnishings, photos, cars, guns and memorabilia of the Pusser family. Buford Pusser was the subject of several major motion pictures. The "Walking Tall" movies tell about his life and tragic death.

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  • The only bad thing I can say is that our time there was too short! I say this to one and all, if you want to meet a great bunch of people that... View More..


    The only bad thing I can say is that our time there was too short! I say this to one and all, if you want to meet a great bunch of people that will give you a time to remember then by all means go visit the Buford Pusser Museum. We both thank you all and look forward to returning for another visit!

    Kirk & DeAnna Daniel
    Michigan


  • I would like to thank the staff for a wonderful experience with our trip to the Sheriff Buford Pusser Museum. My wife and I were quite... View More..


    I would like to thank the staff for a wonderful experience with our trip to the Sheriff Buford Pusser Museum. My wife and I were quite impressed with the amount of exhibits displayed about Buford Pusser.

    Officer William Davidson
    River Forest, Illinois


  • I recently paid a visit to the home and museum. I had a wonderful time and the staff was great! I received information that I really enjoyed. I... View More..


    I recently paid a visit to the home and museum. I had a wonderful time and the staff was great! I received information that I really enjoyed. I have always enjoyed the story of Buford Pusser. My father is a Sheriff and this has always been an interesting topic to me. I look forward to returning to the museum.

    Sgt. Danny L. Tippit II
    Tiptonville, Tennessee


  • Thank you to the staff for showing us a wonderful time. My husband, Steven, and I thoroughly enjoy learning about people and history. As soon... View More..


    Thank you to the staff for showing us a wonderful time. My husband, Steven, and I thoroughly enjoy learning about people and history. As soon as I walked in the door, I felt like I was "coming home." I know that sounds weird but I felt like I had been away for a long time and was just returning. The folks there just felt like family. It was an awesome experience. The storytelling was great. Listening to stories about Buford gives me a better understanding of who he was. It is so great that his story and life are there for the public to enjoy. Yet it does not feel like a "museum" where people just work there. Thank you to all for caring and giving.

    Bobby Jo Elmore


  • Our vacation to McNairy County, Tennessee was an important vacation that proved itself. We enjoyed our time and are honored to meet people who... View More..


    Our vacation to McNairy County, Tennessee was an important vacation that proved itself. We enjoyed our time and are honored to meet people who felt we were important enough to take the time they did to spend with us. We thank everyone at the museum with special thanks to Jack Coffman, Steve Sweat, and Rudy Moore.

    Sgt. Craig R. Johnson &
    Officer Michael A. Ellis
    Clinton, Maine


  • In Regards to the Buford Pusser Festival Bus Tour, my husband and I came to Adamsville to go on the Buford Pusser Bus Tour. We want to thank... View More..


    In Regards to the Buford Pusser Festival Bus Tour, my husband and I came to Adamsville to go on the Buford Pusser Bus Tour. We want to thank everyone involved for making our trip worthwhile. Dwana Pusser narrated the bus tour and was very personable to all of us. Having her present made this tour even more real and was a real tribute to her parents. We enjoyed the tour of the McNairy County Courthouse and appreciated seeing everything "as it was back then." We all enjoyed lunch at the courthouse and visiting with Sheriff Pusser's friends. Our trip from Laurel, Mississippi was not nearly as far as the young man who drove 700 miles or the young lady visiting from Australia! Most of the participants were from out of town. I encourage your local citizens to sign up for the Bus Tour and support the legacy of a very unusual Sheriff. We thank those of you who showed us real southern hospitality including Ms. Richardson at the Old Home Motel, Steve Sweat, Mama Shirley, Jack, Atoyia, and family. We wish much success to your town because Sheriff Pusser really did put Adamsville, Tennessee on the map!

    Billy & Carolyn Parker
    Laurel, Mississippi


  • I am a retired police officer from Hastings, MN, and enjoyed our tour of the museum and the fine hospitality given to us during our time there.... View More..


    I am a retired police officer from Hastings, MN, and enjoyed our tour of the museum and the fine hospitality given to us during our time there. Keeping Buford Pusser's story alive is a wonderful and very worthwhile endeavor and I really appreciate your efforts. Thanks again for the fine tour!

    Sgt. Ron Hillmer
    Hastings, Minnesota


  • I recently visited the Buford Pusser Home & Museum in Adamsville, Tennessee. I was most impressed with the layout, and the staff were extremely... View More..


    I recently visited the Buford Pusser Home & Museum in Adamsville, Tennessee. I was most impressed with the layout, and the staff were extremely helpful! I would definitely recommend the museum to anyone, especially if they are fans of the original Walking Tall movie. The museum is a fine tribute to a law enforcement officer, gunned down while trying to clean up his country. As a Canadian tourist. I was most impressed! I took lots of pictures, and the staff was most helpful by answering any questions that I had. Thank you.

    Jim McHugh
    Canada


  • Everyone was so sweet and made us feel so welcomed there. After we had left the museum, we met Dwana Pusser outside of the Sawmeal Restaurant... View More..


    Everyone was so sweet and made us feel so welcomed there. After we had left the museum, we met Dwana Pusser outside of the Sawmeal Restaurant in Adamsville. She was so sweet and took a picture with us. Thank you again for your time and making us feel so welcomed.

    Jerry Hunter
    Marysville, Michigan


  • My husband, Jerry, and I visited the museum. While there I felt surreal being in Sheriff Pusser's home, knowing that they had such a horrible... View More..


    My husband, Jerry, and I visited the museum. While there I felt surreal being in Sheriff Pusser's home, knowing that they had such a horrible time as he was doing his duty as Sheriff to serve and protect the citizens of McNairy County. My only regret at the museum was that I did not get to meet Sheriff Pusser's daughter, Dwana. It would have been an honor for me. I did purchase her book and read it on the 5 hour trip back home. I couldn't put it down. Truly captivating, however, so sad. Thanks again for the wonderful tour. Hope to come back again.

    Janis & Jerry Mangum
    Jefferson, Georgia


  • I just wanted to thank the Pusser family, the State of Tennessee, and the City of Adamsville for honoring the life and memory of Buford Pusser.... View More..


    I just wanted to thank the Pusser family, the State of Tennessee, and the City of Adamsville for honoring the life and memory of Buford Pusser. He stands as an inspiration, and a model of character, we should all strive to live by. My wife and I truly enjoyed our visit.

    Detective Lt. Tony Klahr
    Owasso, Oklahoma


  • I recently had the honor and privilege to visit the Buford Pusser Home and Museum there in McNairy County Adamsville, TN. I visited with my... View More..


    I recently had the honor and privilege to visit the Buford Pusser Home and Museum there in McNairy County Adamsville, TN. I visited with my wife and two children while on the way to attend a training class for my agency. I was only four years old when Sheriff Pusser was killed. However, my father was a police chief of our small hometown, and as I got older, he introduced me to the Sheriff Pusser legend. I was fascinated with his story even from a young age and always knew that I wanted to follow in the path of my father as well as a legend and great American like Sheriff Pusser. His story has inspired me in so many ways over the years. I only wish that I would have been old enough to have met or even worked with one of the greatest law enforcement officers ever. I have read everything I have ever been able to find on Sheriff Pusser and always wanted to learn even more. The staff at the museum was so informative, and I really enjoyed my visit. I could have stayed for hours reading all of the articles. I followed my dreams of becoming a police officer, and Sheriff Pusser played a big part in what I want to stand for as a man and as a police officer. I would be honored to have my patch on the wall inside Sheriff Pusser's home. I look forward to the day I come back and visit again.

    Captain Terry Peckham
    Pine Bluff, Arkansas

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Visitor Feedback and Annual Festival News

May 15 - 17, 2014

26th Annual Sheriff Buford Pusser Festival

Carnival Rides

Live Music

Great Food

Beauty Pageant

5K Run

Karoake Night

Officer of the Year

National Police Week

 2014 Sheriff Buford Pusser Festival

 

The Man

This was the man – BUFORD PUSSER – the man who became the target of many assassination attempts – one of which took the life of his wife and left him emotionally and physically scarred.

Contact Us

  • Buford Pusser Home & Museum
  • 342 Pusser St.
  • Adamsville, TN 38310
  • (731) 632-4080
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