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Museum of Appalachia

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2819 Andersonville Hwy, Clinton, TN 37716-6756
+1 865-494-7680
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Great insight into Appalachian life

I visited this Museum based on recommendations from the I75 travel guide. I wanted a place to... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
IronLady72
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Stratford, Canada
via mobile
Great place to look around at history

Nice place that has a self-guided tour. You walk around to the many buildings and see how life was... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018
charleslambert392
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Tucker, Georgia
via mobile
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The Museum of Appalachia is a living history museum--a pioneer mountain farm-village that lends voice to the people of Southern Appalachia through the artifacts and stories they left behind. Roam the 65-acre complex and experience a recreated Appalachian community complete with: -36 authentic log structures (including Mark Twain's Family Cabin) -Farm animals -Over 250,000 artifacts in 3 buildings, with vast collections of folk art, music memorabilia, baskets, quilts, Native American artifacts, and much more. The Museum hosts a variety of special events throughout the year, including Sheep Shearing Days, July 4th Anvil Shoot, "Days of the Pioneer" Antique Show, and A Candlelight Christmas.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (37 reviews)
“farm animals” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2819 Andersonville Hwy, Clinton, TN 37716-6756
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+1 865-494-7680
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"musical instruments"
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"gift shop"
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"farm animals"
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"hall of fame"
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"mark twain"
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"folk art"
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"cornbread"
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"home cooked"
in 5 reviews
"authentic buildings"
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"huge collection"
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"indoor exhibits"
in 5 reviews
"appalachian mountains"
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"great place to learn"
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"spent several hours"
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"admission fee"
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"knoxville area"
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"learning experience"
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Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

I visited this Museum based on recommendations from the I75 travel guide. I wanted a place to stretch our legs on our trip south to Florida. After lunch at the Norris Dam, we found (after a short detour due to wonky signage) this Museum. My...More

Thank IronLady72
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Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

Nice place that has a self-guided tour. You walk around to the many buildings and see how life was lived in the past. Several large buildings were full of many items and stories of Tennesee people and life. Many unusual items were included such as...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2018

There was so much to see outside and inside the big house. The grounds are very clean and the buildings are fun to go inside to view. We had lunch in the old barn which was homemade sandwiches and soup.

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Reviewed January 7, 2018

I visited recently and found the Museum still effective. This place has drawn me, my family, and our out-of-town guests for two generations now. Recent experiences recalled those of almost forty years ago when I brought classes of regional educators here. These were winners of...More

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Reviewed December 20, 2017

This museum was wonderful. You really got to experience how people lived in the area. Very well laid out and preserved. There is a lot to see and we regretted only having 2 1/2 hours to tour. It is about 1/2 hour from Knoxville and...More

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Reviewed November 24, 2017

The mission to preserve and interpret the local cultural heritage is a commendable and worthwhile endeavor, but the resources and management seem to be lacking. The ticket price might suggest that a lot of activities and visitor services are included in the experience, but this...More

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Reviewed November 15, 2017

Went in the middle of the afternoon......big mistake......too much to see! I will be returning for a second visit. Interesting artifacts and large gift shop.

Thank Paul M
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Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

Easy access from I️-75; good food; great gift shop; excellent event venue. LOVE their Fall Homecoming Festival!

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Reviewed November 5, 2017

I have enjoyed attending this museum for many years. It has a lot to see, and you can learn something new every time that you go. It is fabulous!

Thank Terina G
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Reviewed October 20, 2017

This is a wonderful place to spend the afternoon with your children. They are a few anamils in this park and it close to the Morris Dam.

Thank Danny T
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Hedy M
April 1, 2017|
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They have a large parking area that would accommodate the trailer.
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Susan K
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Response from Lesley P | Reviewed this property |
Did not see any any pets there but contact the museum direct.
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Response from AniKinTN | Reviewed this property |
Can google the museumofappalachia. $18 adult, $15 AAA, senior, or military. $10 for older kids, $6 for younger, think under five is free.
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