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East Tennesse Historical Society

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Wealth of info

Plan on spending at least a half a day to review all of the informative historical offerings. It’s... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Interesting little museum

There isn't a whole lot to see here, but it's definitely worth stopping in for an overview of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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601 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1604
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Plan on spending at least a half a day to review all of the informative historical offerings. It’s a wonderful museum. While I didn’t know much about TN history since we came from another state, when I left I knew a lot about E TN...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There isn't a whole lot to see here, but it's definitely worth stopping in for an overview of the history of the region. It was nicely laid out and included, audio, video and many artifacts. Staff was very friendly and welcoming.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simply a nice place, comfortable and quite a bit of history that likely you know nothing about. Some videos and short movies to guide you along as well

Thank 1004Charlie
Reviewed 3 October 2018

A small, easily toured history museum, starting with a video of current day voices, moving onto exhibits that showcase the highlights of the Cherokee, early settlers, civil war era, and 20th century topics including music, economics, geography and politics.

Thank LaurenRichardson22
Reviewed 27 September 2018

We were staying at the Hyatt and looking for something to do before dinner. My wife wanted to check out the museum and I thought why would someone from Delaware want to go to a museum about Tennessee. It was definitely worth the visit. Lots...More

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 10 September 2018

They have tons of older buildings with big lit up signs like the ones they had back in the 20's 30's 40' & 50's it was neat. Lots of history. We didn't have time to explore it all. Very quaint town with lots of things...More

Thank queenkirby
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Every time we go we spend hours looking at everything this place has. It's a East Tn. history lesson in a building. I moved here several years ago and learned so much about the area. Sometimes they have featured exhibits, perfect place to take school...More

Thank LynnPhipps
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Though on a far smaller scale, this museum's exhibits are beautifully constructed and informative. There is something for anyone here, even those who are not especially devoted to this region's history.

Thank sandrasmith4365
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This place has done such a good job capturing the heart and culture of East TN. From the rise of Appalachian culture to it's portrayal in the media, you get a sense of where they get their pride and joy in being Appalachian. You also...More

Thank NYpizza
Reviewed 24 August 2018

They did a great job for the history weekend. The streets were filled with people in period costume. Don't miss this event!!!

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Response from sstmango | Reviewed this property |
No, unless it’s a service dog.
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Response from MikeM3863 | Reviewed this property |
Mountains. Lots and lots of mountains. Go hike or just drive but only do the inside stuff if it is bad weather.
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Hours: M-F: 9am - 4pm Sat: 10am - 4pm Sun: 1pm - 5pm $4.00 for seniors