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East Tennesse Historical Society

601 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1604
+1 865-215-8830
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Very Interesting.

Great place to spend a couple of hours. I found the special exhibit on Sergeant Alvin York very... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Dawn E
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Beavercreek
Always Educational!

A Knoxville Gem! A nice place to take out of town guests to learn local history and we visit each... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Luvmyfam84
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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“history center” (22 reviews)
“civil war” (30 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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601 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1604
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+1 865-215-8830
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Great place to spend a couple of hours. I found the special exhibit on Sergeant Alvin York very interesting.

Thank Dawn E
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

A Knoxville Gem! A nice place to take out of town guests to learn local history and we visit each time there is a new display, combining it with lunch downtown and another activity like Market Square Farmer's Market on Saturday etc.

Thank Luvmyfam84
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

I love good places like this one - and this one is very, very well done. The history of Eastern Tennessee is quite interesting and well told by this museum. I would definitely go back, as it usually takes two or three visits to get...More

1  Thank funlonghorn
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

The museum on 1st floor has a great collect and display of east Tn. history. The library on the 3rd floor has a lot of east tn family history that was helpful. Also some great art on display.

Thank chipanddip
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

On March 24th there was a lecture by Dr. George K. Schweitzer on DNA -Autosomal Genetic Genealogy. Worth a trip in the rain, construction and lots of activities in the city to attend. George was his amusing self, teaching in a way that only he...More

Thank Carol G
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Want to learn more about the civil war and dolly parton? Then this place is for you! Small but well designed and maintained. Put eastern Tennessee in context

Thank K4166ZJjessicas
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Spend a morning or afternoon at this special place. The story of East Tennessee is fascinating - and this place has created a place that we can all enjoy and learn from - and find new pieces our Tennessee heritage. The exhibits are real -...More

Thank DianefromDC
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit the Museum of East Tennessee. It is a small museum, but shares a complete history of east Tennessee. Starting with the times before white people arrived and ending with Dolly Parton and the 1982 World's Fair, it was...More

2  Thank charlesclemens2017
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

As museums go this one has limited exhibitions and can be seen in an hour. Exhibits change and are always well displayed and interesting.

Thank Pat C
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I have visited here on several occasions and I always come away feeling enriched because I learn something every time. I love the opportunity to see the traveling exhibits on display for a limited time because it gives an opportunity to see new things more...More

Thank TravelDiva001
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MsChris73
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No, unless it’s a service dog.
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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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Hours: M-F: 9am - 4pm Sat: 10am - 4pm Sun: 1pm - 5pm $4.00 for seniors
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