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Address: 212 Burra Burra Street, Ducktown, TN 37326
Phone Number: 423-496-5778
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A piece of history waiting to be explored

Mining is not something typically associated with the South. Copper mining was an essential element of the economy of Polk County, Tennessee, Fannin County, Georgia and Cherokee... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Blue Ridge, Georgia
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Blue Ridge, Georgia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Mining is not something typically associated with the South. Copper mining was an essential element of the economy of Polk County, Tennessee, Fannin County, Georgia and Cherokee County, North Carolina from the late 1800s through the late 1900s. Thousands of families depended directly or indirectly on the copper mines. The Ducktown Basin museum seeks to preserve this heritage and provide... More 

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The rafting and ziplinning. Staff so accommodating and friendly. Recommended other things in the area to do.

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Jackson, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We've passed through Ducktown numerous times on our way to visit family in Bryson City NC and always wanted to stop at the Ducktown Basin Museum. This time we were finally able to do just that! What an interesting place to visit! We learned so much about the Bura Bura Mine and Joyce was amazing sharing her childhood and life... More 

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Franklin, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Nestled back at the end of a small one lane road on top of what is the Bura Bura Mine is the Ducktown Basin Museum. Your only look at generations of families working for a large mining company. Since finding copper in the area back in 1840's. This discovery would impact the lives of Copper Basin residents for generations. Population... More 

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Morganton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This museum brings to life the history of the copper mining in this area of Tennessee, Georgia, & North Carolina. The staff add so much to the museum since they lived during this time. A must see & visit!!!!

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Tollos
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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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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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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Address: 212 Burra Burra Street, Ducktown, TN 37326
Phone Number: 423-496-5778
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Ducktown

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