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East Tennessee History Center

601 S Gay St, P. O. Box 1629, Knoxville, TN
+1 865-215-8830
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Great place to learn and experience east TN history.

Very nice "museum" and history center. Excellent displays, interesting reading and well thought... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jim D
Sarasota, Florida
A must visit place for East Tennesseans or people with early TN roots

The East TN History Center is a must visit place for anyone living in East TN or if they have early... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oliver Springs, Tennessee
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601 S Gay St, P. O. Box 1629, Knoxville, TN
+1 865-215-8830
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very nice "museum" and history center. Excellent displays, interesting reading and well thought out. Worth the price of admission!

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The East TN History Center is a must visit place for anyone living in East TN or if they have early TN roots. Artifacts, displays and videos tell all about life in Tennessee from early times and up to the present. Learn about what life...More

Thank Sandra0598
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got to visit the East TN History Center last month. It was a great visit. Looking at the photos and displays brought back memories as I grew up in Morristown and lived in East TN for the first 30 years of my life. I actually...More

Thank robertdtn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The East Tennessee History Museum located in downtown Knoxville is still and will probably always be my favorite museum in Knoxville. Bring some comfortable shoes. Although this is not the largest museum I have ever been in, there is quite a bit of walking involved...More

Thank ChrissyAdventures
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Takes you on a journey with the history of early Native Americans thru to the present. With lots of interesting info in between.

Thank nanaof2Deland
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I enjoyed visiting this museum on May 10, 2017. I devoted about two hours to my visit and could have spent twice that amount of time. Exhibits cover the period from Indian and colonial days up through Civil War, the TVA, and atomic energy. Displays...More

Thank James G
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We really liked this museum, very well done and it is very large. We spent about 3 hours in here and probably could have stayed a little longer, but they closed at 4.

Thank charlesonmission
Reviewed 9 May 2017

East Tennessee History Center's museum is a real gem if you're checking out downtown Knoxville. Very nice presentation of the region's history. Sometimes I get kind of glassy-eyed in museums after wandering through all the exhibits -- but this held my interest all the way...More

Thank cruisin_4_BBQ
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The history center is an excellent place to get a background on East Tennessee and Tennessee in general. The museum is excellent. Guest lecturers often speak at the center. On the third floor is an extensive library that any genealogist would love. The staff is...More

Thank patannire
Reviewed 3 May 2017

First visit here and so much to see with so little time. Located in a beautiful and functional facility and laid out in very logical and interpretive manner, this is a wonderful way to learn about East Tennessee (and American) history. Didn't get to see...More

Thank MotownMarshallFans
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Vickie H
we are going to be there for 3 days and really don't know what to see while there. any ideas?
19 April 2017|
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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.
How much is admission for seniors? What are your hours?
23 February 2016|
Response from roy1916 | Reviewed this property |
Hours: M-F: 9am - 4pm Sat: 10am - 4pm Sun: 1pm - 5pm $4.00 for seniors