Museum of East Tennessee History

Address: 601 S. Gay St. PO Box 1629 Knoxville, TN 37902 Contact Email: eths@eastTNhistory.org Phone: (865) 215-8824 Fax: (865) 215-8819
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Stories from three centuries of life in East Tennessee, from the Cherokee to the 1982 Worlds Fair, including frontier settlement, abolitionism, Civil War divided loyalties, woman suffrage, early country music, hillbilly stereotype, land removals of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TVA, the Manhattan Project, and more.


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From I-40 W, take James White Pkwy. Then take Summit Hill exit and go right. At third light, turn left on Gay St. ETHC is three blocks ahead on the corner of Gay St. & Clinch Ave. From I-40E, take Downtown exit, then at split, take Henley St. Turn at Church Ave. (first possible right turn). Go four blocks to Gay St. Turn left, and go one block to Clinch Ave. History Center is on the left at corner of Gay St. & Clinch Ave., directly across from Tennessee Theatre.

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City: Knoxville, TN
Region: East Tennessee
Subregion: Knoxville & Middle East

Admission Rates:
$5 Adults $4 Seniors Free Children 16 & under Free Sundays

Hours Open:
Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. 1-4 p.m.

Dates Closed:
4th July Labor Day Thanksgiving Day Christmas Eve Christms Day Check website for other major holidays