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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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East Tennessee History Center

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.
Dates Closed
Museum Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, July 4, and Labor Day.
Museum Hours
M-F: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.;
Saturday- 10 a.m.-4 p.m;
Sunday- 1-5 p.m.
Discounts Offered
  • Senior Citizen Discount
  • Active Military
  • Group Discount
Payment Methods Accepted
  • AMEX
  • Cash
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
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