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

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

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This educational attraction is not only interesting, easily accessible, and a great way to spend a rainy day in Knoxville, it is also FREE! My husband and I had a wonderful time reviewing the displays about the East Tennessee region, especially the replica cabin and children's books.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Located downtown in Knoxville, the center houses on the first floor a museum display of the history of the area. The displays utilize items from the era being described and trace the history from the early pioneer days through more recent times. Items of interest include Davy Crockett's rifle, a recreated period drug store, a streetcar, recordings of early radio... More 

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Freeport, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Had a great time going through the museum, see the different aspects of history of the people's lives who made up the early Tennesseans.

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Miami Shores, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We always look for non-touristy places that provide local information and this museum fits the bill. There was a detailed exhibit on the civil war, along with an old-time drugstore, a streetcar, and a display about the history of music in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Very nice museum. The Voices of the Land Exhibit was informative and enlightening. I lost track of time looking, reading and learning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I thought the displays were very informative and all encompassing. Great Civil War exhibit. They have David Crockett's Long Rifle on display. I also liked the local industry exhibits. Really good way for family to spend time and learn something when downtown.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Very nice exhibits. Complete history of the area interactive exhibits xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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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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