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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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Jam-packed with interesting things to see

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
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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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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great for families of all ages. Price is very reasonable. Lots to look at if you don't want to read captions. Will go back to see what I missed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a fantastic resource in Knoxville. The museum explores the history of East Tennessee going back to the Native Americans. They also have rotating exhibits; currently they're featuring a focus on manufacturing. I admit I had low expectations for this museum. I was so pleasantly surprised at the quality of the exhibits. They're fantastic. We had three generations in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My husband and I recently went to the East Tennessee History Center on a Sunday afternoon. Admission is free on Sundays. We were there to see the "Made In Tennessee" exhibit. The displays and accompanying scripts were interesting and very well done. We have visited the Center for other temporary and traveling exhibits. The Center always meets our expectations. I... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Excellent displays- interactive, sounds, authentic; interesting history of Knoxville and east TN that you wouldn't find elsewhere; great art and guides! Hidden gem of Knoxville.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

One of my favorite places in Knoxville! I love the McClung Collection on the 3rd floor and can spend hours there reading! The workshops are excellent! I've been to various workshops hosted by George Switzer and he is awesome!! If you love history, and not just local history, take a few hours and visit. The staff is very knowledgeable also!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This museum is terrific. There are lecture schedule regularly which are very well done. There is a permanent exhibit in the museum on going. And a special exhibit on a rotating basis. With every visit, I find it to be extremely worthwhile. And to note, admission is free, as of now, on Sundays.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I would definitely go on Sunday when it's free, but if you're a history buff, it may be worth the money to you! Also, the staff is friendly and the gift shop makes you feel like you time-traveled to the 1800's!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I have been coming to the ETHC for years! They have exhibits ranging from the Battle of Knoxville to Dolly Parton. They have a cabin in the middle of the museum and you really get a feel for East Tennessee. Also they have a room for traveling exhibits and it is alway interesting what they put in it. The staff... More 

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