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Museum of Appalachia

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2819 Andersonville Hwy, Clinton, TN 37716-6756
+1 865-494-7680
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A bit of history found off of I75

If you grew up watching Little house on the prairie this place will excite you. I’m into pioneer... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cynthia D
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Shelby Township, Michigan
via mobile
Loved it

We were not able to take the tour this trip but my wife and I loved the store, took pictures of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
linvilletoni
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Laurel Hill, Florida
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The Museum of Appalachia is a living history museum--a pioneer mountain farm-village that lends voice to the people of Southern Appalachia through the artifacts and stories they left behind. Roam the 65-acre complex and experience a recreated Appalachian community complete with: -36 authentic log structures (including Mark Twain's Family Cabin) -Farm animals -Over 250,000 artifacts in 3 buildings, with vast collections of folk art, music memorabilia, baskets, quilts, Native American artifacts, and much more. The Museum hosts a variety of special events throughout the year, including Sheep Shearing Days, July 4th Anvil Shoot, "Days of the Pioneer" Antique Show, and A Candlelight Christmas.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (37 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2819 Andersonville Hwy, Clinton, TN 37716-6756
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+1 865-494-7680
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"cornbread"
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"authentic buildings"
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"pinto beans"
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"huge collection"
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"indoor exhibits"
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"appalachian mountains"
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"great place to learn"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you grew up watching Little house on the prairie this place will excite you. I’m into pioneer history so it was really interesting to me. My 12 year olds were not as thrilled but I wanted to show them how everyone used to live...More

Thank Cynthia D
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were not able to take the tour this trip but my wife and I loved the store, took pictures of the beautiful birds.

Thank linvilletoni
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit this museum. Awesome exhibits about our forefathers and their way of life. Great restaurant in the gift shop. Make sure you check their hours of operation before you visit. Very good food along with great service. Gift shop has many books detailing the area...More

Thank Ken W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the 2nd year thst our church has had their annual Christmas party at the Museum. We have gotten there early to shop and browse the many books, candles, soaps, and other items they carry. The catered buffet meal they offer isn't fancy, but...More

Thank krsk13
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is so much to see here. Amazing how john rice was able to buy, barter and collect these artifacts. All items are from the area and select East Tennessee history nicely. Amazing, inventive people who legacy is interesting to see. We would recommend this...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited in the late 80s with my parents and remembered it being fun. Made a point to work it into our recent trip so my 8 year old daughter could check it out. We had a blast listening to the live music in the store,...More

1  Thank 487erikj
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This wasn't what we were expecting at all. We thought it would be mostly a collection of old homes with a few pieces of furniture here and there along with old farm implements, etc. Instead we found fascinating stories about people and life. Every museum...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this museum on a rainy day and upon arriving we saw many pioneer buildings, chickens, peacocks and other animals. They have a wonderful display of artifacts and set up buildings to show how they lived, everyday tools and little farms. So much to...More

1  Thank abg330
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

This place was great. We visited with our teenage sons and everyone really enjoyed it. Tons of cool Tennessee history packed in there. Go at your own pace and enjoy the whole experience. Definitely eat lunch there, it's delicious and a good value. Also, there...More

Thank matlock585
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

As someone raised in Virginia I have grown up with some familiarity of Appalachian Culture. As a result I found this museum to be a delight. The authentic cabins and out buildings along with all of the authentic artifacts, tools, furniture and implements brought back...More

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Hedy M
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They have a large parking area that would accommodate the trailer.
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Susan K
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Response from Lesley P | Reviewed this property |
Did not see any any pets there but contact the museum direct.
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Response from AniKinTN | Reviewed this property |
Can google the museumofappalachia. $18 adult, $15 AAA, senior, or military. $10 for older kids, $6 for younger, think under five is free.
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