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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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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 Place to Discover your Town

This museum has many nice displays about East Tennessee history, but it also has a huge reference library that is extremely useful for researching your family history. It has a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Knoxville, TN
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Knoxville, TN
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90 reviews 90 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This museum has many nice displays about East Tennessee history, but it also has a huge reference library that is extremely useful for researching your family history. It has a very helpful staff and is a huge resource for this area.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

While the History Center is located in the middle of downtown Knoxville it is devoted to the rich history of Appalachian East Tennessee. The pride of the historic families in the region has ensured that the shared holdings of the Center are a rich repository of valuable artifacts reflecting the life in the area that was the commercial entry point... More 

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Knoxville
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is the place you should never pass up to visit if you ever get the opportunity. I take my children, I've been on field trips, we visited several times, it has artifacts and just everything about Tennessee history that you could find in one place. It has lots of exhibits and memorabilia it is full of Tennessee history and... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

This museum is really worth your time. Lots of work and detail have gone into this collection. We have been twice already in the last few weeks. We enjoy taking visitors here if they like history. It's located on Gay St. make sure you ride the free trolley.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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