Museum of Appalachia is a living history museum of pioneer, frontier, and early artifacts of mountain life in the Southern Appalachians.
Well worth the admission! We enjoyed strolling the property and found the building displays filled with what would have been used in their natural habits very interesting. We visited during Heritage Days, and to our surprise, the grounds were filled with 1200 school kids and parents. At first, we thought, let's pass, then thought, let's go for a little while. Well, three hours later we left completely impressed by the lay of the land, the staff, and the volume of artifacts.
My husband and I had an AMAZING time here! We stopped randomly on our way home from Pigeon Forge, and so glad we did! The staff were super friendly, and the grounds were beautiful. So many great animals & picture spots. Also stop by the gift shop for some lotions, soaps and lip balms from The Naked Bee especially the orange scent they are incredible!!! 💕
Good southern cooking. The exhibits are very interesting of local personages who had national and international impacts on politics, music, religion, business, culture. Not wheelchair accessible in most of the outdoor exhibits (gravel paths). Some paved paths to the first 9 of the 31 outdoor exhibits. Looks like a subdivision is being constructed next door which will diminish its rural character.
Love this place! Growing up we had a field trip here every year in school. Now I take my kids for our own field trip for home school. The cafe has good food and a lot to take in at the gift shop. We loved the history and just seeing how people lived back in the olden days
Whether you are a lifelong resident of East Tennessee or a recent transplant to the area, the Museum of Appalachia is a must visit. The main building itself is worth the trip. The displays and artifacts are amazing, and the photos and history of the area are rich in Tennessee's history. There are also many outbuildings, many of which have been brought to the museum grounds. Add to that goats, chickens, and even a couple of peacocks roaming around, and you have a terrific experience for the whole family.
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