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Address: 123 Selma Curtis Rd., Butler, TN
Phone Number:
+1 423-768-3880
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11:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 16:00

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I'd call before coming to make sure the museum is open. Most visits include a guided tour of the museum. I helped start the museum and donated some of the display items. Great for... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2017
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Butler, Tennessee
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Butler, Tennessee
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37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I'd call before coming to make sure the museum is open. Most visits include a guided tour of the museum. I helped start the museum and donated some of the display items. Great for school groups.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We wanted to see some local history in this museum was full of history. It takes you back in time and he tells you a story about the local area. You get to know the peopleand see what they went through, and it makes you appreciate hard-working Americans. Our guide had grown up in the area and did a wonderful... More 

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Florida
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Although this is a small museum, it is worth your trip. The lady who gave us the tour was so nice. She had given us so much information, We were surprised at the exhibits they had.Everyone was very nice.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this museum and piece of TN history which few people know about. Definitely worth an hour of your time. A MIST SEE!!!!

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Butler, Tennessee
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4 reviews
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Great place to go for hearing and watching local musicians and bands.as well as the other festivities during Butler Days.

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Butler, Tennessee
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

We were surprised at the exhibits in this small museum. Learning the reason for damming the Watauga river is riveting along with the stories of those that had to leave their homes is heart rendering.

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Butler, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015

I have visited the Butler Museum on several occasions. I live about 10 miles from the museum and have taken house guests to the museum several times so they may understand the local heritage and how Old Butler became the town beneath the surface of the Watagua Lake. The displays at the museum are professionally done and present the visitor... More 

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Thank MountainMan413
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52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2014 via mobile

This is a great local museum giving the story of the town that refused to drown. The photos, artifacts, and excellent tour guides provide you with the human side of historical events. Set aside an hour or so and learn what lies below Lake Watauga.

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Thank TGStal
Butler, TN
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

The photo is NOT of the Butler Museum. The Museum is small, a replica of the original Butler Train Station - not a gigantic white building.

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Unicoi
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2012

Rolling Thunder Tn. 4 did a flag raising and a missing man chair dedication at the museum. Old town Butler was relocated to its present site to allow the building of thw Watauga Dam, which was the largest earthen dam in the country The Butler Museum is full of items & pictures from the old days. Packed FULL of GREAT... More 

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