Historic Roads & Trails
Centuries before the European settlers set foot on Tennessee soil, these mountainsides and riverbanks were home to the Cherokee, Yuchi, Koasati, Shawnee and Chickasaw Indians.
Forcibly removed in the 1800s, many of these Tennessee natives lost their families, their homes and their lives. Their lives and legacies are preserved in the monuments and museums spread across the state.
Cowan Railroad Museum
Cowan Railroad Museum features photos, relics and memorabilia from the age of steam and steel located in a 1904 train depot listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The depot itself features a model railroad layout and a Smithsonian photo exhibition of area industry. ...more
David Crockett Cherokee Museum
A great Cherokee art exhibit; a dinosaur egg found in Lawrence County, history of David Crockett and Lawrence County history exhibit, local art exhibits. A visual arts center showing the renowned play, Unto These Hills and Cherokee History. ...more
Afloat as a boutique hotel, Chattanooga's Delta Queen also offers live music, theatrical performances and romantic dining and drinks, all while overlooking the magnificent Tennessee River. Anchored at Coolidge Park Landing, amid the vibrant North Shore venue, the overnight passenger grand lady steamboat has entertained presidents, foreign dignitaries and celebrities. ...more
Ducktown Basin Museum
The museum is located on the Burra Burra Mine site and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Burra Burra Mine site is a Tennessee Historical Commission State-Owned Historic Site. ...more
Historic Falls Mill is a working, water-powered grain mill and museum, built as a textile factory in 1873 on the banks of Factory Creek and later used as a cotton gin and woodworking shop. The water wheel stands in a beautiful green cove and still grinds cornmeal, flour, and grits for sale in the shop. ...more
Frank H. McClung Museum - University of Tennessee
A general interest museum featuring permanent exhibitions on Archaeology and the Native Peoples of Tennessee, Ancient Egypt, the Civil War in Knoxville, Decorative Arts, Geology and Fossils, Human Origins, and Freshwater Mussels as well as special temporary exhibits. Museum shop. ...more