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Begin your exploration of the region's history at the East Tennessee History Center. Located here are the Museum of East Tennessee History, covering 300 years of life in the region, the McClung Historical Collection, a premier genealogical research library, the offices of the East Tennessee Historical Society, and the Knox County Archives, with records dating to 1792, and the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound.

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The East Tennessee History Center--preserving and promoting the region's history!
East Tennessee Streetscape featuring a corner drug store and trolley.
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East Tennessee History Center

For the most up-to-date hours and information, please contact East Tennessee History Center directly.


601 S. Gay St.
P. O. Box 1629
Knoxville, TN 37902


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Admission Rates

McClung Collection: FREE;
Knox County Archives: FREE;
Museum of East Tenn. History:
Adults = $5; Seniors (55+) = $4; Children 16 & Under = FREE;
Sunday is Family Day and FREE to all. For group rates call 865-215-8830.


Museum Hours
M-F: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.;
Saturday- 10 a.m.-4 p.m;
Sunday- 1-5 p.m.
Dates Closed
Museum Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, July 4, and Labor Day.

Payment Methods Accepted

  • AMEX
  • Cash
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Discounts Given

  • Senior Citizen Discount
  • Active Military
  • Group Discount
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