Museum of Appalachia is a living history museum of pioneer, frontier, and early artifacts of mountain life in the Southern Appalachians.
This is a great place to visit! Be prepared to have several hours to spend there as there is so much you'll want to see and enjoy. My kids loved the peacocks roaming around! There's a lot of nice things in the shop as well. We definitely want to go back so we can eat in the restaurant and walk the grounds again.
Cannot say enough good things about this place. We attended the July 4th Anvil Shoot. So much fun! Lots of demonstrations by folk artists and historians. Great music; some anvils shot 30+ feet into their air; lots of great historical displays of the area. This was our first visit and will not be our last.
The Appalachia Museum is a very beautiful place with many interesting features. I was invited to good to the restaurant without me knowing anything about this gorgeous 64 acre treasure. I was so impressed I went back the next day to try a shampooing of of their lunch. I met the brother of the owner and his wife as well as several people that worked work there. You will love this Museum but plan on spending some time there as it is a large place with many things to do and many things to see. Call ahead to check for price of admission or you can go to the restaurant and shop in the store if you prefer. There were a lot of children there from a local school having a great time. The grounds includes many vintage buildings that are a part of Appalachian Historicity set beautifully in this Tennessee valley. There are Ducks, Geese and Peacocks on these grounds that you can walk right up to (but some food for them in the store if you like. Enjoy! cmilton111 Google Guide 11.27.2021
Awesome place to visit, and not terribly expensive. So many artifacts from the local heritage of East Tennessee.... so many in fact it would take you all day to look at them all if you don't skim. We finished in about 3 hours and that included eating at the diner(which is open 11-2). They have lots of peacocks and chickens, dogs, cats, sheep.. and other animals you can interact with. It's certainly unique. Price is $18 for adults ($15 with military discount). Food is very affordable country cooked meals. Must see location of your staying near norris lake!
The Museum of Appalachia is a wonderful tribute to the history and culture of Appalachia presented with precision and eloquence! So much to take in -- so plan more than one visit! The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is that I'm severely allergic to cats and theirs seem to "own the place."
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