East Tennessee History Center

Whether you have lived here all your life or are visiting for the first time, it does not take long to realize that East Tennessee is a special place. To truly know East Tennessee today, though, you must first explore its  past. The East Tennessee Historical Society invites you to do just  that—to come learn about the people, places, and events that have shaped our region through the award-winning exhibits housed at the Museum of East Tennessee History. 

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Connecting the Region and Its History

Open seven days a week, the Museum has been developed to capture the  interest of a wide range of audiences. The Museum mounts a number of changing exhibits throughout the year, each of which focuses on a unique aspect of East Tennessee. 

See our collections and current exhibits listed at our website, find information about what is currently on view, and then come find your place in East Tennessee history at the Museum of East Tennessee History! 

East Tennessee History Center

601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37901-1629

(865) 215-8824


Mon-Fri: 9am - 4pm  

Sat: 10am - 4pm 

Sun: 1pm - 5pm 

Closed Sept. 4, 2017 

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