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Nice little piece of history

The basin is covered with trees now but still a cool experience with lots of history in the small... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amber R
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Wonderful Experience!

My husband and I throughly enjoyed our visit! We watched the movie first which detailed the... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Copperhill, Tennessee
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The Ducktown Basin Museum is located on the historic mine site, which was the headquarters for Tennessee Copper Company and Cities Service mining operations from 1899 through 1975. An audiovisual presentation provides a brief historical introduction...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
212 Burra Burra Street, Ducktown, TN 37326
+1 423-496-5778
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The basin is covered with trees now but still a cool experience with lots of history in the small museum. The tour guide is very sweet and knowledgeable.

Thank Amber R
Reviewed 13 July 2018

My husband and I throughly enjoyed our visit! We watched the movie first which detailed the history of mining in the Copper Basin. It is amazing to see the pictures of what the area looked like before. The best part was the man and lady...More

Thank rantus2018
Reviewed 22 June 2018

OK, the drive up the hill was a little scary for this flat-lander. Otherwise this was an informative little museum that is well done. The outside exhibits and inside were great with lots of memorabilia from the past that helped make this museum come alive....More

Thank JungleTip
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Been there 2 times. They have a small but very nice mining museum and you can overlook the huge open pit. There are outdoor displays of mining equipment and you can drive by the old buildings and work shops. I understand they are going to...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

I went with my husband mother and iur three children ages 13, 9, and 6. They loved it, the sweet women guided us around and told us stories about each exhibit and how her family was part of this part of history. She told us...More

Thank jadelife
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Easy to find, easy to experience the museum. It provides good insight into the mining methods of the early and mid-1900's. Not the greatest museum you will ever visit, but it is interesting

Thank smala20510
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I always wanted to visit the Ducktown Basin Museum and finally had a chance today. So glad I did. The Lady was very friendly and Helpful. The introductory movie was very interesting and gave a great overview of copper mining. Many thing to see inside...More

Thank GaryGeorgia
Reviewed 13 March 2017

So interesting and the two people there are so knowledgeable. Had no idea about this place, and was recommended by a local, and was truly worth it . Tucked away in Ducktown, just a few miles from Blue Ridge, and away from all the touristy...More

Thank brunello0549
Reviewed 3 December 2016

The two member staff of the Ducktown Basin Museum - Ken and Dawna - were two of the most friendly people I have ever met. They love their job and are eager to share the history of their town and the Ducktown copper mine. It...More

Thank NYLiberty2012
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Fascinating that residents preferred the denuded and eroded landscape. Landscape restoration brought allergies and bugs and animals, such as snakes.

Thank Anne P
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