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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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I learned alot about East Tennessee history

Greeted by an old electric streetcar, a general store, and a dentist office from around 1915! Then... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Marta E
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El Paso, Texas
A "must" for historians

We attended a reception at the East Tennessee History Center, offering us the opportunity to walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GDL919
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Bellevue, Washington
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601 S Gay St, P. O. Box 1629, Knoxville, TN
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+1 865-215-8830
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Greeted by an old electric streetcar, a general store, and a dentist office from around 1915! Then the museum had a Cherokee display where I learned the Trail of Tears started here when the Cherokee was getting in the way of the US govt manifest...More

Thank Marta E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended a reception at the East Tennessee History Center, offering us the opportunity to walk through the museum. The museum is quite good for a museum of its type and size. Exhibits are well laid out, informative, and interesting. We could easily have spent...More

Thank GDL919
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoy learning as much as I can about an area when I am traveling to other states. This is a very nice history center with so much to learn and see. I would recommend it to anyone. I spend half a day in it,...More

Thank LWMiller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fun and unique museum. It also has my favorite gift shop in the downtown area. They make an effort to have local, Tennessee souvenirs.

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 18 June 2017

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 1 June 2017

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 24 May 2017 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 23 May 2017

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
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Vickie H
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.
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Sharonm1
23 February 2016|
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Response from roy1916 | Reviewed this property |
Hours: M-F: 9am - 4pm Sat: 10am - 4pm Sun: 1pm - 5pm $4.00 for seniors
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