The National Bird Dog Museum

The National Bird Dog Museum is dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of bird dog, field trial, and hunting traditions. Located in Grand Junction, Tennessee, an hour east of metropolitan Memphis and within easy driving distance of Nashville, the museum houses a repository of art, photography, and memorabilia about field trials, shooting sports, and over forty breeds of bird dogs, including pointing, flushing, and retrieving breeds. The museum is a 30,000 square foot facility housing the Field Trial Hall of Fame, Sporting Dog Hall of Fame, Retriever Hall of Fame, and the Wildlife Heritage Center.

The Field Trial Hall of Fame displays portraits, photographs, personal belongings, and trophies of the most important figures, both human and canine, that have impacted the sports of field trialing and bird hunting.

The Sporting Dog Hall of Fame exhibits more portraits, photographs, and memorabilia showcasing specific dog breeds - including American Brittany, English Cocker Spaniel, English Springer Spaniel, German Shorthaired Pointer, Gordon Setter, Irish / Red Setter, Vizsla, and Weimaraner.

The Retriever Hall of Fame casts the spotlight on the various retriever breeds, such as Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and American Chesapeake Retrievers.

The Wildlife Heritage Center consists of a large collection of taxidermy showcasing the wildlife of North America and the William F. Brown Memorial Library. The library has an extensive collection of bird dog and game bird literature, a collection of stud books dating back to the 1910s, various periodicals including American Field, and resource material pertaining to wildlife conservation and resource management.

The National Bird Dog Museum is a part of the Bird Dog Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with revenue generated solely through donations from supporters. Benefactor participation is vital to our continued operation and all gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible to the extent provided by U.S. law.


Tuesday through Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM



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Current News and Announcements

2022 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies

Posted on Wednesday 12th January 2022 05:57:10 PM

The 2022 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies will be held on February 12. The event will be sponsored by Purina, Garmin, Avery Outdoors, and Ainley Kennels and Fabrication. The reception will be sponsored by American Field. The list of this y.. more ..

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National Bird Dog Museum 30th Anniversary

Posted on Friday 21st May 2021 06:59:01 PM

The National Bird Dog Museum is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year! The museum opened its doors on February 16, 1991 and has continued to grow ever since. The success of the museum has been primarily due to the tireless efforts of i.. more ..

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Hernando De Soto I-40 Bridge Closure

Posted on Friday 21st May 2021 04:28:56 PM

Although it is currently national news and many probably already know, we want to make sure to inform everyone that the Hernando De Soto I-40 Bridge across the Mississippi River is currently closed. All planning a visit to the National Bird.. more ..

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