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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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1:00 pm - 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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great kept secret

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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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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5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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31 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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6 attraction reviews
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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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Knoxville
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31 attraction reviews
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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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