East Tennessee History Center

601 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

About 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.

    Geography defines East Tennessee as a land of mountains and valleys and with a history and heritage apart from the rest of the state. The East Tennessee Historical Society recognizes this distinctiveness with programs and exhibitions uniquely tailored to the region. Our educational mission is to engage the public with the message that history is important.

    East Tennessee History Center

    Our Address

    601 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

    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

    Visit Our Website at EastTNHistory.org

    Hours

    Mon-Fri: 9am – 4pm

    Sat: 10am – 4pm

    Sun: 1pm – 5pm

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