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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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10:00 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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It's free and easy parking nearby. More exhibits than I expected. Quality exhibits as well. Great Native American sections. Fossils, Egyptian exhibit great

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

It's free and easy parking nearby. More exhibits than I expected. Quality exhibits as well. Great Native American sections. Fossils, Egyptian exhibit great

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Burbank, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Was quite surprised by the extensive content of the museum as well as the education they provide. I'd forgotten how much has taken place in East Tennessee, good and bad, throughout the history of the United States. Whether you live here, are just visiting, or are curious about the region's history, this is a place worth visiting.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The East Tennessee History Center is a must stop if looking into your past or just learning more about Knoxville and the region. Very nice facility and interesting exhibits! Lpve the trolley!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

must see for anyone visiting knoxville . easy to get to from I-40 or I-75 and it tells the history of east tennesse & knoxville from beginning to present several one of a kind displays

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Great place to learn about the history of east Tennessee & the sounding areas. You can also do a lot of research at this place.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Impressed with the vast ability to find so much history. Hard work and lots of effort went into this center and it's so enjoyable to visit.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

If you love to know and experience information that made your locale what is is today, and even imagine you lived here back then, this is the attraction for you. Great displays and video make history come alive. Plus the East Tennessee History Center hosts numerous events, such as talks by famous authors and television producers, as well as monthly... More 

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Smyrna, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We visited this museum in downtown Knoxville, TN. There is some on street parking and we were fortunate enough to get a space close to the museum as it was very cold and windy today. The on street parking is very limited but free. There is an entrance fee $5 adults/$4 seniors. Inside the museum there is a very large... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I was so surprised to see such excellent displays and information about the local area. I did not allow enough time to see it all, so I came back a second time. I am on their email list and wish I lived closer so that I could attend some of the lunch-time lectures, etc.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This museum has some really neat permanent exhibits and one room for traveling exhibits. On Sundays, you can get in free. ETHC is right next to Market Square- a local area with shops and restaurants. A nice Sunday is having lunch at Market Square then visiting the museum!

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