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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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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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I have enjoyed learning details of my ancestors lives in TN.

The East Tennessee History Center is a very user friendly repository of historic records of all types about pertaning to people and places in the area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The East Tennessee History Center is a very user friendly repository of historic records of all types about pertaning to people and places in the area.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went to the Saturday's Farmer's Market insrkwt Square and the History Center was having an event to include reactment, live demonstrations, children's activities and walking tours of Knoxville. Had a great afternoon and learned a lot about this area's history and culture.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is a place that is dedicated to history to the East Tennessee Region plus more. This is a history center that has set a high standard for all other to follow. It has a museum, a library, a research lab. They help with ancestor search. This is a type of center that all regions should invest in.

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Bishopville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Really learned many interesting things about East Tennessee in the exhibits at the museum. Was able to visit the library upstairs the next day and learn some facts about my family.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I go here often to use the Knox County Library on the 3rd Floor that most people do not even know about. Here are rare and reference books and materials about early Knoxville to date including American Indians and Civil War material. And it's free! Some of the exhibitions cost a donation but are usually very well put together. Perfect... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My wife and I spent an enjoyable morning at the History Center learning interesting things about Tennessee. the Center is well organized with reading material and videos that bring the state's history alive. I was surprised to learn that during the Civil War the counties in East Tennessee voted to remain with the Union and even requested approval to become... More 

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Palatka, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Visited here with my husband as part of a woodworker conference. The building is a step back in time and wonderfully preserved. The museum is top notch with knowledgeable employees and a world class genealogy library on the 2nd floor. I recommend this as a stop for anyone visiting in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We love this museum and the variety of different exhibits they offer. Every time we go back, there's something new. It's great to take out of town friends to as well!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Very nice historic center, although a little smaller than I expect, however the content was interesting for persons of most ages. Take advantage of their free admission on Sunday

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

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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