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Buford Pusser Home and Museum

Take a journey into law enforcement history with a visit to the Buford Pusser Home and Museum. Buford was the subject of several movies as the Sheriff of McNairy County in the 1960s who took a stand against vice crime in the area. 

"What's right is right and what's wrong is wrong. It doesn't matter who you are." -Buford Pusser

The Man, The Legend 

In the mid to late 1960s, Buford Pusser was the Sheriff of McNairy County and singlehandedly took a stand against organized vice crime in the area. His unorthodox law enforcement methods gained the attention of many, including some dangerous enemies.  

Buford became the target of multiple assassination attempts during his career - one of which resulted in the tragic death of his wife, Pauline. After her death, his emotional suffering led him to seek vengeance on the criminals responsible for her death. 

Learn all about the life and the tragic death of the man and the legacy he has left behind at the home where they once lived. 

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Movies and Things to Know 

The life and legacy of Buford Pusser has inspired many people over the years, including those in Hollywood. Several movies have been created based on the life and career of Buford Pusser including 1973's "Walking Tall" and most recently "The Rundown" starring Dwayne Johnson. 

Plan ahead for your visit to the Buford Pusser Home and Museum because their operating hours are limited. The museum is open Thursday - Friday from 11am to 4pm and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. They are closed Sunday through Wednesday to the public. 

Contact them at (731) 632-4080 to arrange for a tour of the property. 

The Home and Museum

The Buford Pusser home is located in Adamsville - just a short 10-15 minute drive from the Green Acres RV Park. Plan for a couple hours of time in order to fully experience the home and take the tour. 

For an immersive experience, you may want to visit during their commemorative festival which includes a car show, 5k run, story telling, and more. For more information about upcoming events, refer to the museum's website. 

Buford Pusser's home has been maintained with the original furnishings and memorabilia owned by the Pusser family. It was donated to the city by his daughter as a monument to her father's contributions.


One of the best museums that I have visited! His real home is the museum! If you know the story about him, visit this museum. I love it!
Barbara P-Google
Very cool place to visit. Remembered watching his movie as I grew up, so was very nice to go to see and here the story's people had to tell, some lived near by had great stories.
Bren B-Google
We definitely enjoyed learning about history in Tennessee. We thought that "Walking Tall" was a fictional person. You learn something knew every day. Thanks Ms Dottie for your smile and hospitality!
C. Pruitt-Google
Great place to visit. Wonderful history!! Staff is wonderful ! Make sure to visit the cemetery when your tour is over.
Stephanie H-Google
Great presentation on the life and tragic loss of Buford Pusser. Many interesting artifacts in the museum. This is a great tour for any law enforcement to take.
Dennis B