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Museum of Appalachia
Considered to be the most authentic replica of pioneer Appalachian life, activities seem to offer a taste of life as seen through our ancestors' eyes. Exhibits include the
Irwin Chapel, the
Arnwine Cabin, and the
Mark Twain family cabin. Located at 2819 Andersonville
Highway in Clinton, TN.
The Fly Arts Center and Bedford County History Museum
The Fly Arts Center is focused on the development
of the cultural arts in Bedford County. At the same
location, visitors will find the Bedford County History Museum
where visitors can view historical artifacts, photographs and
other items related to the rich heritage of Bedford County.
The Arts Center and Museum are housed inside the historic Fly
building which is listed on the National Register of Historic
Places. Located at 204 S. Main Street in Shelbyville, TN.
Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park
Dedicated to Nathan Bedford Forrest, a great
leader in the Civil War, the park features the Tennessee River
Folklife Interpretive Center and Museum where visitors will
learn about the life, ways, and customs of folks on the
Tennessee River. Videos about the Civil War history of the
area are also available and a monument dedicated to the Civil
War Battle of Johnsonville overlooks the battle site. The
monument and museum are located on Pilot Knob, the highest point
in West Tennessee at 1825 Pilot Knob Road in Eva, TN.
Tennessee River Freshwater Pearl Museum, Farm, Tour
The only freshwater pearl culturing farm in
America was founded in 1979. Visitors will learn about the
history of fresh water cultured pearls which were once harvested
in abundance in Benton County. Tours require advance
reservations. Contact 731-584-7880. Located at
Birdsong Resort and Marina, 255 Marina Road on Camden Kentucky
Dr. James A. Ross House & Bledsoe County Museum
The historic 1872 house was the home of
Confederate veteran Dr. James Ross. The house served as
the county hospital in the 1940s. Today, the house has
been restored and features a museum with antique medical
equipment, farm equipment and other items relate to the early
history of the area. Located at 102 Frazier Street in
Old Bledsoe County Jail will become a museum.
Blount County Historical Museum
The museum features historical items, antiques
and photos related to the history of Blount County.
Located on Museum Row at 1006 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway in
Thompson-Brown House Museum
House History] [Museum
log House is believed to have been built sometime between 1800
and 1825 per archaeologists. The house is on the National
Register of Historic Places, has been restored and holds
historic artifacts, memorabilia and items related to the history
of Cades Cove, Tennessee. Located at 1004 East Lamar
Alexander Parkway in Maryville, TN
Sam Houston Schoolhouse
The small log field school where Sam Houston
taught school before the War of 1812 was built 2 years before
Tennessee became a state and it is the oldest school in
Tennessee. Located in
Maryville, TN at 3650 Old Sam Houston School Road.
Ducktown Basin Museum
This museum is
situated on the site of an old copper mine. The Burra
Burra Mine was headquarters for the Tennessee Copper Company and
Cities Service mining operations from 1899 through 1975.
There are 16 original structures at the site. The Ducktown
Basin Museum is housed inside the old mine office.
Visitors will view historical artifacts, photographs and
displays depicting the industrial and cultural heritage of the
former mining community. Located at 212 Burra Burra Street
in Ducktown, TN.
at 5ive Points
The Museum Center
at 5ive Points is devoted to the development of attractions and
history along Inman Street in the downtown 5-Points District.
The museum is filled with historic artifacts, antiques, and
items from the past of the Ocoee Region. Located at 200
Inman Street East in Cleveland, TN.
Red Clay State Park
Red Clay was the
seat of Cherokee government from 1832 to 1838 prior to the
Cherokee removal. Today, Red Clay State Historical Park is
an interpretive site on the Trail of Tears. A replica of a
Cherokee farm and council house bring the history of the area to
life. The interpretive center houses a theater, exhibits
and artifacts. Located at 1140 Red Clay Park in Cleveland,
Gordon Browning Museum
The 1935 McKenzie
Post Office is the home of the Gordon Browning Museum.
Collections include historical manuscripts, documents and
photos. There is a genealogical library on the main floor
of the museum. Located at 640 N. Main Street in
Clay County Museum & Cordell Hull Law Office
Focused on the collection, preservation and
display of historical artifacts related to the history of the
Clay County, Tennessee area. Located at 805 Brown Street
in Celina, TN.
4H POW Camp / Camp Crossville
Opened in 1942, it is one of the first POW camps
during WWII. There is a small museum housing artifacts
from the POW Camp. Located at 4-H Center Drive in
The Cumberland County Military Museum
Housed inside the
old restored Cumberland County Courthouse, the Cumberland County
Military Museum features historical artifacts from the Civil
War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Dessert Storm and Iraq. Learn about
our heroes. Located at 20 South Main Street in Crossville,
Cumberland Homesteads Tower Museum
Tower was erected in 1937 to house the government offices of the
Cumberland Homesteads, the "New Deal" homesteading program
during the Great Depression. Today, the building is being
operated as a museum. The bottom floor of the tower
features museum displays of historical documents, photos and
artifacts from the 1930s and 1940s. There are 97 steps to
the top of the Tower, where visitors can access the lookout
platform and see most of the original 252 homesteads.
Located 4 miles south of Crossville, TN at the junction of
Highway 157S and 68.
The Homesteads House Museum
The Homesteads House Museum is one of the
original 252 houses built under the "New Deal" homesteading
program during the Great Depression. It is furnished as it
would have been during that time period... allowing visitors to
get a feel for what like was like during the "New Deal"
homesteading project. Located 2 miles from the Tower
Museum on State Highway 419 (Pigeon Ridge Road).
The Pleasant Hill Academy building was completed
in 1887. The historic building is still standing today to
tell the story of the Pleasant Hill Academy. Exhibits
provide a look into the lifestyle of early Cumberland County and
the Pleasant Hill Academy as well. Located on East Main in
Pleasant Hill, TN.
Clover Bottom Mansion - Tennessee Historical Comm.
Historical Commission is housed inside Clover Bottom
Mansion. The mansion was built in 1858 by Dr. James
Hogatt in the Italian villa style. Address is 2941
Lebanon Road in Nashville, TN.
Tennessee Agricultural Museum
the Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville, the museum
features 19th and 20th century home and farm artifacts as
well as a collection of Tennessee folk art. Log
cabins, a farm house, gardens and a nature trail are included on
the grounds and part of the museum tour.
Tennessee State Library and Archives
genealogical research library and historical archives for the
state of Tennessee. Located at 403 7th Avenue North in
State Museum is one of the largest museums in the United States
and features exhibits detailing history from prehistoric times
through the 1900s. Located at 505 Deaderick Street in
Travellers Rest Plantation and Museum
The museum is
focused on the preservation, research and interpretation of
the historic site which represents life in Middle Tennessee
primarily from the Native American period through the Civil
War. The museum offers guided tours of the historic
house and self guided garden and Civil War grounds tours.
Call for information on group tours. Located at 636
Farrell Parkway in Nashville, TN. Phone: 615-832-8197.
Parsons and Greater Area Historical Museum
Housed inside the
Parsons Cultural Life Center Building, the museum features
exhibits and artifacts related to the history of the people who
founded the community and the residents who make Parsons their
home today. The Centre also features an art gallery and
the Parson Library where researchers will find a genealogy area.
Located at 535 Tennessee Avenue South in Parsons, TN.
Clement Railroad Hotel Museum
Hotel Halbrook was built in 1913 and is a fine
example of a railroad hotel in a small Tennessee town. The
beautifully renovated hotel holds a museum featuring exhibits
and programs involving the Civil War, railroading and local
history of the Dickson County area. The museum is known
for it's collection of artifacts and belongings of Tennessee
Governor Frank G. Clement and his family. Government
Clement was born in Dickson. Located at 100 Frank Clement
Place in Dickson, TN.
Cumberland Furnace Iron Museum
Originally known as
the Grimes House, the double pen log structure was built
ca.1850. The small iron museum is operated by the
Cumberland Furnace Historic Village Association and is a
stop on the Tennessee Iron Furnace Trail on the Western Highland
Photos and Postcards] [History
Operated by the
Dyer County Historical Society, the museum features historical
artifacts related to the history of Dyer County and life in the
bottom land of the Mississippi River Delta. The museum
Timmerman dollhouse collection. Located at 305 College
Street in Dyersburg, TN.
Plantation History] [Ames
Built in 1847 by John Walker Jones, historic Ames Manor is a
Federal Style, two story frame house. The home is being
preserved and maintained. The Heritage Village features a
collection of historical restored structures. These
include the 1830s Stencil House, a one room schoolhouse, a
replica brick kiln and the Cotton Interpretative Center which is
housed in a restored log cabin. Visitors to Ames
Plantation Heritage Village will get a glimpse into yesteryear
in Fayette County. Contact 901-878-1067 to arrange a tour.
Located at 4275 Buford Ellington Road in Grand Junction, TN.
Cogbill Store and Museum
Cogbill Store first opened in the 1890s but burned to the ground
in 1998. The store ha been rebuilt in the 1800s style.
The store sells gifts and crafts. Located at 14840
LaGrange Road in LaGrange, TN.
Ye Ole Jail Museum
Built in 1900 of local sandstone, the old
Fentress County Jail was used until 1979. Today, it is
home to the Chamber of Commerce and features a small museum.
Located at 114 Central Avenue W. in Jamestown, TN.
Franklin County Old Jail Museum
customized tours, guided tours, historic attractions,
interpretive displays, artifacts and memorabilia, visitors will
explore eight rooms dedicated to special themes. Located
at 400 Dinah Shore Blvd. in Winchester, TN. Call
931-967-0524 for more information.
Davy Crockett Cabin-Museum
The cabin has been restored from materials from
David Crockett's last home and holds furnishings and implements
from the early 1800s. Davy Crockett lived here from
1822-1835 and his mother is buried on the property.
Located at 219 N. Trenton Street (Old Hwy. 45 W) in Rutherford,
features teapots from all over the world dating from 1750 to
1860. Located at 309 College Street in Trenton, TN.
West Tennessee Agricultural Museum
The museum is
focused on the daily life of the early pioneer and the
challenges they faced in settling a new land. Exhibits and
displays of historic artifacts, photos, paintings and antique
equipment give visitors a glimpse into the every-day life and
the rich agricultural heritage in West Tennessee. Located
at 3A Ledbetter Gate Road in Milan, TN.
Giles County Historical Museum
Operated by the Giles County Historical Society,
the museum features historical artifacts and genealogical
records for the family researcher. Located at 122 South
Street in Pulaski, TN.
Pulaski / Giles County Trail of Tears Memorial (Need new
The Trail of Tears
Interpretive Center is housed inside the historical Immaculate
Conception Catholic Church which was built in 1941. The
old rock church has been moved and is dedicated to the story of
the Native Americans who were moved from their land by the
Indian Removal Act of 1930. Located just off Highway 64
West next to Sam Davis Park and Steve Spear Field in Pulaski,
Sam Davis Museum
A small museum at
the site of the capture and hanging of Sam Davis "Boy Hero of
the Confederacy". A monument stands on the south side of
the town square in this National Historic District.
Located at 134 Sam Davis Avenue in Pulaski, TN.
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
Dedicated to the
interpretation of the life and times of Andrew Johnson, 17th
President of the United States, the National Historic Site
Visitor Center, the old
President's Homestead and the National Cemetery known as
Directions to the site.
Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park & Museum
The museum contains artifacts and exhibits
depicting the life of Davy Crockett and a replica of the
birthplace cabin is included at the park. The park is
located at 1245 Davy Crockett Park Road in Limestone, TN.
Dickson - Williams Mansion Tour
mansion was built in 1821 by William Dickson, Greenville's first
postmaster. The home has seen a lot of history. It
is filled with beautiful antique furnishings and stories about
American heroes. Tickets for tours may be purchased at the
General Morgan Inn. Located at 108 North Irish Street in
Tusculum was the
first college established in Tennessee when founded in 1794.
In 1818 Reverend Samuel Doak and his son Reverend Samuel
Witherspoon Doak started Tusculum Academy. About 1930, the
son built this home on the site. The Academy continued to
grow and move into more and bigger buildings but the Doak family
descendants lived in the original house into the 1970s.
The house has been preserved and is currently being operated as
a museum by the Department of Museum Program and Studies at
Tusculum College. Tusculum College is located at 60 Shiloh
Road. The Doak House Museum is located 1/4 mile down the
road from the Tusculum College on the right hand side.
Main Street Greenville
Tour the historic
district of downtown Greenville through this 90 minute guided
walking tour. Purchase tickets at the General Morgan Inn.
Nathanael Greene Museum
Focused on the
heritage of the East Tennessee Region, the museum features
exhibits, displays and artifacts related to the history of
Greenville, Greene County, Upper East Tennessee, the State of
Tennessee and even the nation. Located at 101 West McKee
Street in Greeneville, TN.
Built in 1804-05,
the stone jailhouse is rumored to be the oldest jail in the
state of Tennessee. The original location was smack dab in
the middle of Depot Street near the Andrew Johnson Tailor Shop.
It was moved in 1838 to it's current location on East Depot
Grundy County Heritage Center Museum and Research Library
Operated by the Grundy County Historical Society,
the museum is
located at 465
Railroad Avenue in Tracy City, TN.
Stocker-Stampfli Homestead & Farm Museum
Located on Swiss
Colony Cemetery Road in Palmer, TN.
Crockett Tavern Museum
The museum is a
reconstruction of the 1790s Crockett Tavern and was built on the
site of Davy Crockett's boyhood home. Located at 2002
Morningside Drive in Morristown, TN.
General Longstreet Headquarters & Museum
Located at 5915 East Andrew Johnson Highway in
Chattanooga History Center
Set to open in 2014. Located at
2 W. Aquarium Way in Chattanooga, TN.
County Jail / Melungeon Museum
Home to the Hancock County Historical and
Genealogical Society, the Old Jail was built in 1860.
Today it houses the Welcome Center and the Melungeon Museum.
Located in Sneedville, TN. Call for hours: 423-733-0140.
Vardy Church Museum
Organized by the Vardy Community Historical
Society and dedicated to the preservation of the history of
the Vardy Valley and the collection of artifacts, oral
histories and other cultural objects. They have also
Mahala Mullins Cabin. See interesting information
about the old
Vardy Community School.
Country Cabin Music Museum
The museum features all kinds of music.
Located at 14165 Parker Street in Hornsby, TN.
The Little Courthouse
courthouse of Hardeman County was built in 1824. The 2
story log structure has been restored and furnished with benches
and chair from a later courthouse of the county. Docent
guides tell the story of Hardeman County and it's historic
artifacts. Located at 215 East Market Street in Bolivar,
National Bird Dog Museum
The museum is a repository of information, art,
photography and memorabilia related to the pointing dog and
retriever breeds, hunting field trial activities and shooting
sports. Located at 505 Hwy 57 in Grand Junction, TN.
The Pillars is a historic residence. It was
home to John Houston Bills and his family for 140 years.
Today it is operated by the Hardeman County Chapter of the
Association of Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities.
Located at 522 S. Washington Street in Bolivar, TN.
Cherry Mansion was built ca.1830 by David
Robinson. The house was used as a headquarters by General
U.S. Grant in 1862. Contact for a tour: 731-607-1208.
Located at 265 Main Street in Savannah, TN.
Sheriff Buford Pusser Home & Museum
The home contains
the original furnishings, photos, cars, guns and memorabilia of
the Bufford Pusser family. Buford Pusser was the subject
of the "Walking Tall" movies which tell the story of his life
and tragic death. Located at 342 Pusser Street in
Shiloh National Park Service
Shiloh was one of
the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. Shiloh National
Park preserves the history of this historic site. Within
the park, visitors will find Shiloh Battlefield, Shiloh National
Shiloh Indian Mounds and Corinth Battlefield.
Tennessee River Museum
Housed inside the
historic 1939 post office building, the Tennessee River Museum
is dedicated to commemoration, preservation and education of the
heritage of the Tennessee River Valley. Located at 495
Main Street in Savannah, TN.
Archie Campbell Tourism Complex / Bulls Gap Historic District
Bulls Gap was home
to Archie Campbell (Grand Ole Opry Star). The historic
district and tourism complex includes Gilley's Hotel, Old
Country Store, a train caboose and the Archie Campbell Museum.
Begin your visit at the Rogersville / Hawkins County Chamber of
Commerce located at 107 East Main Street in Rogersville,
Bulls Gap Railroad Museum
The museum is
located in Bulls Gap Historic District and features a collection
of railroad memorabilia of East Tennessee.
Built in 1824 by
John A. McKinney, the Hale Springs Inn is being operated today
as a hotel. The inn has three presidential suites and 9
guest rooms. Located at 110 West Main Street in
Tennessee Newspaper & Printing Museum
Focus of the
Tennessee Newspaper & Printing Museum is on the history of
newspapers and the printing of newspapers in Tennessee.
The first newspaper to be printed in Tennessee was the Knoxville
Gazette which was printed in 1791 by George Roulston who had
transported his newspaper press to Rogersville, TN.
Exhibits, displays and old newspapers tell the story of early
newspaper printing in the state of Tennessee. Located at
415 South Depot Street in Rogersville, TN.
Dunbar Carver Museum
Focus is on telling the story of life in Haywood
County, Tennessee from the African American perspective.
Exhibits include artifacts such as pictures, clothing,
biographies, films, documents and audio tapes. Located at
709 East Jefferson Street in Brownsville, TN.
Haywood County Museum
Housed inside the
former Brownsville Baptist Female College, the museum features
historical artifacts and items related to the history of Haywood
County along with the Haywood County Sports Museum and an
impressive Lincoln collection. Also known as the College
Hill Museum, it is located at 127 North Grand Avenue in
Tennessee Delta Heritage Center
The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center is an
information center for tourists and home to 3 museums. It
is located at 121 Sunny Hill Cove in Brownsville, TN.
Museums in the complex include:
The West Tennessee Cotton Museum - Recounts the
story of cotton in West Tennessee and how it impacted the
lives of people in this region since 1826. Exhibits
and displays include antique farming implements, cotton
scales, cotton baskets, cottons sacks and other items
related to picking cotton by hand.
West Tennessee Music Museum - Focus is on the
history of "Music Highway" between Nashville and Memphis.
Learn about music legends such as Tina Turner, Carl Perkins,
"Sleepy" John Estes and Elvis Presley.
Hatchie River Museum - Focused on the history and
eco system of the Hatchie River, the museum educates
visitors about the Hatchie River and it's influence on the
history of the area.
Beech River Heritage Museum
chronicles the history of Henderson County through displays of
items related to the geology, native inhabitants, early settlers
and wars of Henderson County. The museum features a
reconstructed log cabin inside. Located at 26 S. Broad
Street in Lexington, TN.
County Heritage Center
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Place History] [Henry
County Heritage Center is dedicated to the preservation and
presentation of the history of Paris and Henry County,
Tennessee. Housed in a historic 1916 Italian Renaissance
Revival mansion known as Cavitt Place, the museum offers tours
of the beautiful building and teaches visitors about the history
of the community. Located at 614 North Poplar Street in
Museum & Civil War Fort
The museum is housed inside a 1922 mansion and
features a Civil War Fort in the back yard! Exhibits
include a Civil War Room, WWI Room, WWII Building, a Jesse James
Exhibit, Captain Anderson Exhibit and many collections donated
by residents of Humphreys County. Rental for events is
available. Located at 201 Fort Hill in Waverly, TN.
Johnsonville State Historic Park
The site of the Civil War Battle of Johnsonville
is located within the park. Two large forts: the Upper and
Lower Redoubts are open to visitors. Original Union
breastworks (rifle pits) have been preserved throughout the
park. The historic town site of Johnsonville is now under
Kentucky Lake which was created in 1944. Located at 90 Nell
Beard Road in New Johnsonville, TN.
Loretta Lynn Ranch
The ranch includes:
Visitors can enjoy concerts, trail rides,
seasonal activities and events. Camping, RV park and
cabins available. Located on HWY 13, just 7 miles off exit
143 in Hurricane Mills, TN.
Waverly Train Explosion Memorial Museum
A memorial to a 1978 train derailment disaster
provides photos, video and newspaper articles as well as
comments from those who were there. Located at West
Railroad Street in Waverly, TN.
Jackson County Historical Society Museum
Located at 105 Montpelier Street in Gainesboro,
Bush Brothers Visitors Center
Housed inside the original A. J. Bush & Company
general store founded in1897, the Visitor Center tells the Bush
story. Located at 3901 US Highway 411 in Dandridge, TN.
Glenmore Mansion [History
home was completed in 1869. Now a museum with period
furnishings. Located at 1280 North Chucky Pike in
Jefferson City, TN.
Focused on the
history of the Watauga Valley of Tennessee and the early
settlers, the museum features exhibits and historical artifacts
from the past of Butler and the surrounding region.
Located at 123 Selma Curtis Road in Butler, TN.
Johnson County Welcome Center & Museum
The welcome center
is housed in a log building and features historic artifacts
donated from residents of Johnson County along with brochures
about area information, attractions and lodging. Located
at 716 S. Shady Street in Mountain City, TN.
East Tennessee Historical Society Museum
The Museum of East
Tennessee History showcases the history of the 35 counties of
the Eastern region of Tennessee. The Knox County Archives
provides court records, genealogy and the history of Knox
County. Located at 601 S. Gay Street in Knoxville, TN.
Marble Springs State Historic Site
38 acre homestead of Governor John Sevier,
Tennessee's first Governor. The site has 5 buildings
dating from 1780 and is a living history museum where
interpreters demonstrate the history of early Tennessee.
Located at 1220
John Sevier Highway in Knoxville, TN.
Alex Haley House and Museum
Boyhood home of Pulitzer Prize winner Alex
Haley, the author of "Roots". Located at 200 South Church
Street in Henning, TN.
Old Jail Museum
The museum is housed inside the 1893 Jail and
operated by the Lawrence County Historical Society.
Featuring items and historical artifacts related to the local
history of Lawrence County, Tennessee, Davy Crockett exhibits,
military items, CCC and POW photos and items along with many
historical photographs and documents. Located on Waterloo
Street in Lawrenceburg, TN.
Lewis County Museum of Natural History & Hohenwald Discovery
Explore the wild, explore the past and learn
about Meriwether Lewis. Exhibits feature the Maddox
Wildlife Collection. Visitors will learn about the history
of Lewis County from prehistoric times to present time.
Something for everyone! Located at 108 East Main Street in
Fayetteville Lincoln County Museum and Civic Center
The museum features historical artifacts and
exhibits related to the past history of Fayetteville / Lincoln
County. Located at 521 Main Street South in Fayetteville,
Loudon County Museum / Carmichael Inn
The Carmichael Inn is a ca.1810 two story log
cabin which was once used as a stagecoach inn. The museum
exhibits are related to the Civil War. Located at 501
Poplar Street in Loudon, TN.
Bemis Mill Village Museum
Housed in the
former 1922 Bemis Auditorium building, the museum features
exhibts and memorabilia telling the story of this small mill
town. Open by appointment. Located at 2 N. Missouri
Street in Jackson, TN.
Carnegie Center for Arts and History
features exhibits about the Civil War in West Tennessee,
including: Fort Henry, Fort Donelson and Shiloh. Other
exhibits have artifacts from around the world and depict various
cultures. A children's museum is also located at this
site. Located at 305 E. College in downtown Jackson, TN.
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Casey Jones Village features the historic
Casey Jones Home and Railroad Museum, a country store, the
Providence House, an amphitheatre, shoppes and much more for a
family to enjoy. Located at 56 Casey Jones Lane in
Rockabilly Hall of Fame Museum
Focused on the preservation and promoting
Rockabilly Music. Located at 105 N Church Street in
Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Depot & Railroad Museum
Featuring exhibits of Railroad history and
memorabilia in the historical train depot built in 1907.
Located at 582 S. Royal Street in Jackson, TN.
Rusty's TV & Movie Car Museum
Rusty's has over 25 cars that have been used
in movies and TV as well as exhibits of movie and TV
memorabilia. Located at 323 Hollywood Drive in Jackson,
Marion County Coal Miners Museum
The museum is focused on the preservation of the
coal mining history of Tennessee. Coal mining has been an
important part of Tennessee history since 1840. The museum
house coal mining artifacts and histories bringing the story of
coalmining in Tennessee to life. Retired miners tell
stories of early coalmining in Marion County. Located at
900A Main Street in Whitwell, TN.
The Jasper Regional History Museum
The museum focuses on the history of the Jasper
and Marion County area but it is a history for all Americans.
Featuring Native American exhibits and artifacts, hand-made
quilts, military memorabilia and Civil War artifacts and
antiques, the museum is located at 715 Phillips Avenue in
Marshall County Museum
Housed inside the former Haridson School Annex,
the museum is operated by the Marshall County Historical
Society. The museum features historical artifacts,
photographs and documents related to the history of Marshall
County and its residents. For current hours or to make an
appointment, contact Don Jeter at
Located at 230 College Street, Suite 115 in Lewisburg, TN.
James K. Polk Home
Ancestral home to the 11th President of the
United States. The Federal style home was constructed in
1816 by Samuel Polk. The home is filled with over 1000
objects which belonged to President Polk and his wife Sarah
Childress Polk. Next door, there is a house built in 1820 which
was home to the President's sisters.
Mount Pleasant / Maury Phosphate Museum
The museum features
exhibits about the Civil War, Native American history, phosphate
mining, and doctor/pharmacy along with antiques and historical
items related to history in Mount Pleasant & Maury County.
Located at 108 Public Sq. in Mount Pleasant, TN.
McMinn County Living Heritage Museum
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The Living Heritage
Museum is focused on American history. Featuring exhibits
related to Native Americans, early pioneers and their struggles,
early agriculture and rural life in Southeast Tennessee.
Located at 522 West Madison Avenue in Athens, TN.
McNairy County Historical Museum
The museum features
items and artifacts depicting family life in the early days of
McNairy County. Exhibits include Civil War, medical,
agriculture, arts and worship. Located at 114 N. Third
Street in Selmer, TN.
Meigs County Museum
Housed inside the historic 1880 gothic styled law
office building, the museum features historic artifacts and
genealogies related to the history of Meigs County.
Located at 200 Smith Avenue in Decatur, TN.
Charles Hall Museum
Focus of the
museum is the preservation of Appalachian history with
particular emphasis on the Tellico Plains area. Charles
Hall served as mayor of Tellico Plains for 31 years and had a
great interest in history. The museum features his
collections as well as many historical artifacts and items
donated by residents. Located at 229 Cherohala Skyway in
Tellico Plains, TN.
Not just a cave!
Go on a Lost Sea Adventure. The underground lake is the
largest underground lake in Sweetwater, TN and visitors can take
a tour in a glass-bottom boat. After the tour, visitors
Old Sweetwater Village where there are authentic log cabins,
a general store, ice cream parlor, demonstrations of
glassblowing and food. Located at 140 Lost Sea Road in
State Historic Area
Fort Loudon was
created during the French and Indian War (1754-1763). Fort
Loudon was captured by the Cherokees in 1760 and the Fort was
abandoned. Today, Fort Loudon has been reconstructed and
the park features a
Visitor's Center. Re-enactments are demonstrated at
the Fort site seasonally. Located at 338 Fort Loudon Road
in Vonore, TN.
Sequoyah Birthplace Museum
The museum is
focused the promotion of the understanding and appreciation of
the history and culture of the Cherokee Indians in Eastern
Tennessee and in particular the life and times of Sequoyah.
Located in the Great Smokey Mountains of East Tennessee on the
shores of Tellico Lake, 37 miles south of downtown Knoxville of
Highway US 411 in Vonore, TN.
House Museum & Cultural Center
The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is
one of Tennessee's largest general museums. The museum is
filled with exhibits of fine art, science and history and lots
of activities for people of all ages. Part of the museum i
housed inside the 1898 Federal Post Office and Custom House.
Located at 200 South Second Street in Clarksville, TN.
Montgomery County Historical Society Train Station Museum
The old Montgomery
County Train Station is home to the Montgomery County Historical
Society. The Society features a museum, a gift shop,
historical artifacts, art exhibits and a historic train on the
track. The station is available for rental for special
events. Located at 189 10th Street in Clarksville, TN.
Moore County Jail Museum
Built in 1893, the
first jail in Moore County operated until 1990. Today the
old jailhouse is operated by the Moore County Historical Society
as a museum. The museum features historical artifacts,
authentic jail cells, vintage clothing and displays of Moore
County history. Located at 231 Main Street in Lynchburg,
Historic Rugby [History]
Rugby is a British
founded village. Today it is a living history village.
Located at 5517 Rugby Hwy in Rugby, TN.
Obion County Museum
County Heritage Museum
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Operated by the
Overton County Historical Society, the local history museum
is located on West Broad Street in Livingston, TN.
Cordell Hull Birthplace & Museum
Birthplace and home to Cordell Hull who was
Secretary of State 1933-1934. Famous for his role in
establishing the United Nations, he received the Nobel Prize for
Peace in 1945. The museum is located west of Byrdstown and
is devoted to the history of Cordell Hull.
Ducktown Basin Museum - Burra Burra Mine
Housed inside the
old headquarters for the Tennessee Copper Company, the museum
features artifacts, exhibits and old photos related to the early
history of copper and mining in this area of Tennessee.
Located at 212 Burra Burra Street in Ducktown, TN.
Cookeville Depot Museum
Housed in the 1909
Cookeville Railroad Depot, the museum features railway
artifacts, railroad photos, a caboose and other railroad
memorabilia. Located at the corner of Broad Street and
Cedar Avenue in Cookeville, TN.
Robertson County History Museum
Housed in the old Springfield Post Office building, the museum
is focused on the collection and preservation of historical
documents and items related to the history of Robertson County.
Located at 124 6th Avenue West in Springfield, TN.
of Coke Ovens Park]
mining was begun in 1899 on the Fredonia Mountain overlooking
Dunlap, Tennessee. This industry grew into a huge
industrial complex featuring over 250 coke ovens at the base of
the mountain. Today, the Sequatchie Valley Historical
Association maintains the history of the Coke Ovens and mining
heritage in the Coke Ovens Park and the Dunlap Coke Ovens Museum
where visitors can learn a about this industry and it's impact
on the town of Dunlap. Historic Coke Ovens Park is located
3/4 mile west of downtown Dunlap, TN. Exit off of US 27 on
Cherry Street in downtown Dunlap and follow the signs to Coke
Sevier County Heritage Museum
museum is focused on the history of the Sevier County area of
Tennessee. The museum features historical artifacts and
items donated by local residents. The museum is housed
inside the 1940 US Post Office building located at 167 Bruce
Street in Sevierville, TN.
H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa
The C.H. Nash
Museum at Chucalissa is a prehistoric American Indian
archaeological site dating back to the 15th century. The site
features a Mississippian mound complex, nature trail and
arboretum, hands-on archaeology lab, and exhibits that explore
the history and life-ways of Native Americans of the historic
and prehistoric southeastern United States. Located at: 1987
Indian Village Drive, Memphis, Tennessee 38109.
The focus of the
Cordova Museum is to collect and preserve the history of the
town of Cordova as well as the lineage of early setters.
Located at 1017 Sanga Road in Cordova, TN.
Mansion home of Elvis
Presley. The unique home draws visitors by the scores.
You will see how the king of rock and roll lived and played.
On display are his clothes, cars, platinum and gold records and
other Elvis memorabilia.
Located at 3765 Elvis Presley Boulevard in
Smith County Heritage Museum
The focus of the Smith County Heritage Museum is
to collect and preserve the history and heritage of all
communities of Smith County, Tennessee. Housed inside the
former W. E. Stephen's Building, the museum is located at 107
Third Avenue E. in Carthage, TN.
of Rocky Mount]
This living history museum and historic site is
located in Piney Flats, Tennessee. U.S. Territorial
Capital from 1790-1792, this home of William Cobb saw Governor
Blount in residence, who was conducting the business affairs of
the new Southwest Territory. Rocky Mount has been open to
the public since 1962 and today you will see history in motion
when you visit this fine living history site.
Bledsoe's Fort Historical Park
This historical site and park is preserved by
the Bledsoe's Lick Historical Association. Included in
the 80 acre park are an
archaeological dig of Isaac Bledsoe's Fort, constructed in
1780 along with the
Spencer Mill, Wynnewood, the
Irish Cottage of Hugh Rogan, Thomas Sharp Spencer monument
and remainders of an old Native American town. The area
is well known for it's refreshing mineral springs.
Known as the finest mansion on the Tennessee
frontier, this majestic home was completed in 1802 and was
home to General James Winchester.
Rock Castle Historic Home
This rock home
owned by Daniel and Sarah Michie Smith of North Carolina, was
constructed in 1784. It was once part of a plantation
which comprised over 3000 acres. Today, it is a museum
located on 18 acres in Hendersonville, TN. Amidst the
grounds is the old smokehouse and a family cemetery.
Sumner County Museum
The museum houses 3 floors of exhibits and
memorabilia related to early life in Sumner County, TN.
Located at 183 W. Main Street in Gallatin, TN.
Wynnewood Log Inn
1828 by A. R. Wynne, Stephen Roberts and William Cage as a
Stagecoach Inn and Mineral Springs Resort. Possibly the
largest log building ever built in Tennessee, it is 142 feet
long. It is found in the Castalian Springs area of TN.
Tipton County Museum
The museum features exhibits of historical
artifacts from Tipton County's rich heritage. It is
located in the park for the Veterans Memorial & Nature Center at
751 Bert Johnston Avenue in Covington, TN.
Hartsville Train Depot and Trousdale County Museum
The original Hartsville train depot was built in
the 1800s. Today, it has been restored and holds items
related to the history of Hartsville and Trousdale County.
Clinchfield Railroad Museum
The replica of an old train depot holds a
collection of railroad memorabilia and exhibits the rich
railroad history of Erwin. The Clinchfield Railroad Museum
is next to the Unicoi County Heritage Museum located at 529
Federal Hatchery Road in Erwin, TN.
Unicoi County Heritage Museum
Housed in a
historic Victorian home, the museum showcases the history of
Unicoi County. The house has been restored to it's former
beauty and 9 rooms are open to the public. Located at 529
Federal Hatchery Road in Erwin, TN.
Roy Acuff Union Museum & Library
Home to the Union County Historical Society and
operated as a museum featuring historical items related to Union
County. Located at 3824 Maynardville Highway in
Van Buren County
Van Buren County Museum
Located at 58471 Red
Arrow Highway in Hartford, TN.
mansion was built by entrepreneur Clay Faulkner in 1896 to
entice his wife to move next to the woolen mill where he made
Gorilla Pants -- "so strong even a gorilla couldn't tear them
apart." Called "Tennessee's Biltmore" by PBS, it had all the
"modern conveniences" -- electric lights, indoor plumbing,
central heat and more. Today, the National Trust award winning
property is filled with museum quality Victorian antiques. Some
say it's presided over by a friendly ghost, perhaps the proud
builder himself. Located on Faulkner Springs Road in
McMinnville, TN, the mansion is open for guided tours.
Tipton - Haynes Historical Home and Site
This historic structure began with the 25x35
foot log cabin belonging to Colonel John Tipton. It has
been expanded and the cabin is now contained inside the large
white house. There are 11 buildings at this homestead
including a smokehouse, loom house, pigsty, still house,
springhouse, a large barn and corncrib along with the home of
slave George Haynes. The museum houses exhibits and
archives relating to the early history of Tennessee and the
families who lived here. Location is 2620 South Roan
Street in Johnson City, TN.
T. S. Stribling Library & Museum
The lower level is the Clifton Public Library but
the upper level is still the same as it was left by the Pulitzer
Prize winning novelist, including his personal library.
Located at 300 East Water Street in Clifton, TN.
Houston Gordon Museum
Operated by the University of Tennessee, the
museum gallery is adjacent to the Corbitt Special Collections
reading area to the left of the library circulation desk.
Located in the Paul Meek Library at 10 Wayne Fisher Drive in
Sparta Rock House
1835 and 1839 by Barlow Fiske, it was part of a popular stage
stop and saw such visitors as James K. Polk, Sam Houston, Frank
Clement and Andrew Jackson. This small stone house is
located on Highway 70 in Sparta, TN and is preserved by the DAR
(Daughters of the American Revolution).
Built in 1830 and
located at 1140 Columbia Avenue just south of Franklin,
Tennessee, the house was occupied by three generations of the
Fountain Branch Carter family. It was used as a command
post during the Civil War by Major General Jacob D. Cox and was
the location of some of the fiercest battles. There
have been many claims made by folks who have seen
ghosts roaming the home.
Lebanon Museum and History Center
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features historical exhibits and artifacts related to the
history of Lebanon, Tennessee from prehistoric to modern times.
Located at 200 Castle Heights, Ave. N. in Lebanon, TN.
Sellars Farm State Archaeological Sites
The area is is
being excavated for the remains of a Native American that
existed in prehistoric times but abandoned before early European
settlers arrived in Middle Tennessee. Located inside
Long Hunter State Park located at 2910 Hobson Pike in
Wilson County Museum
Housed inside the historical Fite / Fessenden
House, the museum features historical artifacts related to the
last 200 years in Wilson County. Located at 236 W. Main
Street in Lebanon, TN.
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