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East Tennesse Historical Society

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This was very comprehensive and well laid out. Learned a lot about the area I was unaware of a lot... read more

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The place to be if you’re researching genealogy.

My daughter worked a graduate internship here and couldn’t say enough about the staff’s efforts and... read more

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed yesterday

This was very comprehensive and well laid out. Learned a lot about the area I was unaware of a lot of the history. When you think of This was a jewel I think is overlooked.Very well set up and very informative. One forgets what the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

My daughter worked a graduate internship here and couldn’t say enough about the staff’s efforts and the opportunities the public has to research.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank penelope572
Reviewed 3 days ago

An ongoing exhibit of old Knoxville in addition to changing exhibits throughout the year. A nice place to visit and free on Sundays.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Gary C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very informative and interactive museum that traces the history of East Tennessee (not just Knoxville) from pre-colonial times to the present. Through videos, audio, and storyboards, the story is told through the people who lived/live here. This is a relatively small museum and can...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bbb421
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Great exhibits and informative exhibits. The museum gives you a real feeling of the past (and the present) of East Tennessee. A good place to visit with the kids.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank vernelar
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Plan on spending at least a half a day to review all of the informative historical offerings. It’s a wonderful museum. While I didn’t know much about TN history since we came from another state, when I left I knew a lot about E TN...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

There isn't a whole lot to see here, but it's definitely worth stopping in for an overview of the history of the region. It was nicely laid out and included, audio, video and many artifacts. Staff was very friendly and welcoming.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

Simply a nice place, comfortable and quite a bit of history that likely you know nothing about. Some videos and short movies to guide you along as well

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 1004Charlie
Reviewed 2 October 2018

A small, easily toured history museum, starting with a video of current day voices, moving onto exhibits that showcase the highlights of the Cherokee, early settlers, civil war era, and 20th century topics including music, economics, geography and politics.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LaurenRichardson22
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We were staying at the Hyatt and looking for something to do before dinner. My wife wanted to check out the museum and I thought why would someone from Delaware want to go to a museum about Tennessee. It was definitely worth the visit. Lots...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tim R
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Response from sstmango | Reviewed this property |
No, unless it’s a service dog.
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Response from MikeM3863 | Reviewed this property |
Mountains. Lots and lots of mountains. Go hike or just drive but only do the inside stuff if it is bad weather.
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Hours: M-F: 9am - 4pm Sat: 10am - 4pm Sun: 1pm - 5pm $4.00 for seniors