General Longstreet Museum

5915 E Andrew Johnson Hwy, Russellville, TN 37860, USA

About General Longstreet Museum

4.7 / 5

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    Jason Henry
    March 18, 2019

    General Longstreet Museum is easy to find as it's located on the main highway between Morristown and Bulls Gap. It is a historic site ran exclusively by people who are volunteers from what I can tell. There are many fascinating artifacts in the museum that tell stories about the Civil War in East Tennessee. The museum has some of the homes original furniture and household items as well as Civil War items, like bullets and uniform pieces, from the home and excavated by various parties over the years in East Tennessee. The staff are very knowledgeable about the events of the war in and around Morristown as well as up and down the Valley. This museum continues the journey started by the museum that is located in Chattanooga Tennessee at Chickamauga.

    Brandon Haren
    July 10, 2018

    Absolutely wonderful "hidden gem" of history in upper East Tennessee. I had no idea such a wonderful and important historical museum was practically in our back yard (we're from Kingsport). Wonderful set up with great preserved relics from the War between the States! Great educational focus on General Longstreet and the War in East Tennessee presented on wonderful professional story boards, maps, etc. My 10 year old son loved the experience. Kelly was an amazing host. I do hope that the Board of Directors will fix the air conditioning SOON. The day we went was in the upper 90's and the temperature in the house was 87+ even with the doors and available windows open. Kelly was kind to keep my son and I supplied with paper towels and bottles of cold waters. We would sit on the porch or at the office to cool off then go back and attempt to take in another room in the museum house. I am saddened that such amaxing antiques and the experience is being seriously detracted from due to something that is as simple as repairing an already installed heat pump...Board PLEASE see to this ASAP! The original antiques and period documents were visibly sweating and collecting mildew and mold from the heat and being harmed before our sad for such important historical treasures! Overall thanks for an amazing museum and thanks to Kelly for your hospitality and doing all possible to help us survive the unbearable heat (we took photos of the wonderful professional story boards and maps to study when we returned home... was way too hot to have the ability to stand in the museum to read them). Until the Board of Directors acts and has basic repairs made, please visit on a cooler day, in the spring, fall, or winter, or visit in the morning before the heat pump freezes up and stops working.

    Orion Kroulek
    October 20, 2021

    A piece of living history- this place and the artifacts on display here tell an important and poignant tale.

    Ranch House
    April 07, 2021

    Y’all. Y’ALL! This place is an absolute gem, and absolutely worth driving out from wherever you are to see it. The house itself is amazing, and the folks that run this place are doing so, SO much more than running a small town museum. From (hands on!) education, to making top-notch reproduction clothing, to original clothing restoration, archeological digs, artifact sourcing, you name it. They are a treasure trove of knowledge, absolutely on par with national museums, but you get the invaluable added bonus of small town hospitality and the ability to take their time with tours and explanations. Don’t hesitate to make the trip, it is more than worth it!

    Michael Babcock
    June 23, 2023

    Very interesting place - Longstreet used this house (built in the 1830's) as his command post during the confederates and the union men battled in Knoxville TN. Well worth visiting.

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