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Visit the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center and celebrate the cultural heritage of East Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains region. Take a stroll through two galleries, 13 historic outbuildings, concerts, festivals and other special events throughout the year. View the events calendar for details. And...don't forget Cades Cove Heritage Tours -- Leave the driving to us and enjoy all the sights and sounds of the most popular destination inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!

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Historic Cabins
Historic Village
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center

For the most up-to-date hours and information, please contact Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center directly.


123 Cromwell Dr
Townsend, TN 37882


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Admission Rates

$8 for adults, $6 for senior adults and students. Children under 6 free. Discount coupons available through Townsend businesses.


Varies with season but generally Mon - Sat, 10-5 and open Sundays 12-5 (except during the Winter. Please check website for current hours.
Dates Closed
Sundays in winter, some holidays

Payment Methods Accepted

  • AMEX
  • Cash
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Discounts Given

  • Senior Citizen Discount
  • Group Discount
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