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East Tennessee History Center

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Address: 601 South Gay Street, P. O. Box 1629, Knoxville, TN
Phone Number: 865-215-8830
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Great exhibits, gift sop, and geneaology records

If you are in Knoxville don't miss this place. There are changing exhibits and a great little shop with lots of books about regional history. This is the place to go to do... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Knoxville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

If you are in Knoxville don't miss this place. There are changing exhibits and a great little shop with lots of books about regional history. This is the place to go to do genealogy research as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My son loves history and got the biggest kick out of this place. We looked through old books about the area and even stumbled upon an add my great great grandfather had placed in the local paper for his business. Plus it's a free experience on Sunday for those trying to stretch a budget.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I have visited the ETHC and the McClung Historical Collection for many years. Genealogy is one of my hobbies and I have found this to be one of the best place to research my family tree. If you are interested in genealogy, this has to be on your "to-do" list. The staff is nice and helpful and don't be afraid... More 

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Knoxville Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A Smithonian Affiliate level museum in my opinion has many artifacts with summary level information and more details for you to either do a quick review of the contents or a more thorough study of this areas history of its heroes, ordinary people on how they lived and what they did including its musical background. One sizable room houses rotating... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Visit the genealogy room!! Loved the museum and Kan Foster's tub mill!! Walk a couple block to the Blue Plate special for free music and wLk to Market square for the farmers market.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I have been conducting genealogy research at this facility for many years and I've researched Southern Appalachian history there for the two years. It has a tremendous amount of reference material, particularly for the State of Tennessee. If you're into genealogical research and have family history in Tennessee, I recommend you ask for surname files, which have... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The East Tennessee History Center is a great place for East Tennessee genealogy research. They have maps, photographs, city directories, and other documents. The staff is friendly and great to work with.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I love the traveling exhibits and the staff is wonderful. the History center is full of local and US history

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Powell, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I could spend a week here. I found out my great-grand father fought for the north in the civil war. I hadalways thought he fought for the south. There is so much history to be befound here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Knoxville has so much history. From wars to local people having a shoot out right out on Gay Street. But here at the history center you can learn so much about Knoxville. They usually have events planned from time to time. Local authors or historians. Amazing library to look through. Historical facts and memorabilia. Most garages in downtown Knoxville offer... More 

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Additional Information about East Tennessee History Center

Address: 601 South Gay Street, P. O. Box 1629, Knoxville, TN
Phone Number: 865-215-8830
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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