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Ducktown Basin Museum

Address: 212 Burra Burra Street, Ducktown, TN 37326
Phone Number: 423-496-5778
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Ranked #6 of 6 Attractions in Ducktown
Type: Museums
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Tollos
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A wonderful hour spent with Joyce , listening to her recount her childhood in this mining area of Tennessee. A delightful lady whose charm is equalled by her knowledge, I felt I was listening to my mum recall her own childhood. Brilliant time.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I picked up the brochure on the museum at a place in Downtown Copperhill. The museum itself is small, but the lady at the counter had so much information about the town. We spent half the afternoon just talking with her and listening to the history of the town. What a great find and what a wonderful staff!!!

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Huntsville, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

A fellow traveler at the bed and breakfast where we stayed recommended visiting the museum. It is not the Smithsonian, but it is a great small town museum that tells the story of the Copper Basin area. The staff is very knowledgeable of the area and have lived there their entire lives. They have great stories to tell! The museum... More 

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Ducktown, Tennessee
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91 reviews 91 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

If all it takes to be a museum is an old,small building and some posters then this qualifies.If you really feel you must go then do so on the 4th of July....it's free to get in that day.

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North Charleston, South Carolina
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108 reviews 108 reviews
38 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The museum is well staffed with friendly and knowledgeable local folks. The history of mining in the Copper Basin is well presented. The damaged caused by early mining practices was extensive. The science and effort over decades to bring back vegetation to reduce runoff and erosion is equally well presented. If you raft or kayak the Ocoee River you should... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

There are some terrific views of the collapsed mine. A very good video sharing the history along with a nice museum. They also let you explore the grounds where you will see old buildings and equipment. Kids can also search for low grade garnets.

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Ocoee, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Most anything history related is enjoyable to me...and local histoy is even better! Make sure you visit the Christmas Store and go over to the bridge and stand in Georgia and Tenessee at the same time.

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Atlanta, GA
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6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The prior reviews really covered this experience well. Joyce and Donna alternate days - we had Donna and she was great. The place appears very small and not too impressive from the outside, but really worth the visit if you are at all curious about the history of the Copper Basin - very fascinating story.

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Detroit, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

We had a good time learning about the history of the Copper Basin. There was a short movie and then the friendly curators spent time talking with you about the artifacts and history of the area and mines.

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Madisonville, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Very nice people that were very helpful. We learned a lot about the history of this area. I would recommend this museum for anyone interested in learning the history of this area.

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