• Historic Dyess Colony and Johnny Cash Boyhood Home - Dyess, Arkansas

      Music legend Johnny Cash grew up in the small town of Dyess, the son of a farmer who moved here with his family in 1935 to be among the residents of a government-subsidized colony of farm families struggling to get on their feet during the Great Depression. Some of the buildings have been restored, and are now open to public tours. The tour begins at the visitors center, formerly a theater and pop shop, then moves next door to what was originally the Dyess Colony Administration Building and is now a colony museum. From there, visitors are shuttled to the Cash boyhood home.

      If you go:
      Tours are conducted Monday through Saturday, with the first tour at 9 AM and the last at 3 PM.


      110 Center Drive
      Dyess, Arkansas 72330 USA

      Mailing address:
      A-State Heritage Sites
      Arkansas State University
      PO Box 2050
      State University, AR 72467 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Historic Dyess Colony
      +1 (870) 764-2274

      A-State Heritage Sites
      +1 (870) 972-2803