The Joseph Stalin State Museum is a museum dedicated to the life of Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union, who was born in Gori. The museum has three sections, all located in the town’s central square: Stalin’s house – a small wooden hut, in which Stalin was born in 1878 and spent his first years; the main corpus in Stalinist Gothic style where are exhibited various documentations, photographs, paintings, newspaper articles, his personal belongings and gifts made to him over the years; and Stalin’s personal railway carriage.

The museum was officially dedicated to Stalin in 1957. With the downfall of the Soviet Union and independence movement of Georgia, the museum was closed in 1989, but has since been reopened, and is a popular tourist attraction.