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East Tennesse Historical Society

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A must see for local residents

Everyone living in East Tennessee needs to see this exhibit. The museum takes you from the early... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
Loudon, Tennessee
Outstanding overview of local history

So we visiting the Market Square Farmers Market and came to south end of the vendors. Here is this... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Christopher M
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601 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1604
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Everyone living in East Tennessee needs to see this exhibit. The museum takes you from the early Cherokee days to the present. The information is presented in a very straightforward and factual manner. You'll learn about the revolutionary war, the civil war, the birth place...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

So we visiting the Market Square Farmers Market and came to south end of the vendors. Here is this jewel, in front of us. This place is a must for anyone interested in East Tennessee history. The museum is laid out in chronological order. Its...More

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 29 December 2017

This is a gem in downtown Knoxville. Excellent museum with well curated exhibits and really interesting material.

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

This museum is a must see when in the downtown Knoxville area. The impressive exhibits inside will walk you through various stages of this region's societal development.

Thank chrisbaxter78
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Very interesting museum. I learned a lot about the history of East Tennessee going back to before the first settlers. Entrance fee is only $4.00 and we spent 2 hours there. Each time period has a video show.

Thank Rick G
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This place is wonderful. It is great for history buffs, and it is also great for those that home educate. They offer several activities each year. It is close to Market Square and is a great place to spend the afternoon.

Thank Terina G
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We visited Knoxville during a spell of cold weather and came across this museum near Market Square. We were amazed at the number of artifacts and the quality of the displays. Very interesting history of East Tennessee relative to the rest of the state, especially...More

Thank Skyetop
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Stopped inside to get a flavor of the area from an historical perspective. I wasn't disappointed. The staff was able to recite a timeline of events and cultural intrigue which surpassed my expectations. Hats off to those folks who studied and also lived some of...More

Thank Patrick F
Reviewed 21 October 2017

I decided to visit the East Tennessee History Center mainly due to it start raining when I enjoying an outside venue and need to past the time. I only was able to enjoy about 50% before leaving, but enjoyed the portions that I saw. The...More

Thank airlink9972
Reviewed 12 October 2017

You can spend an hour if you hurry but why would you? There is so much to see and there are often special exhibts. The day we were there we saw quilts from early Tennessee. Parking is best in one of several garages. We parked...More

Thank Marian D
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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