Museum of Appalachia

Museum of Appalachia, Clinton: Hours, Address, Museum of Appalachia Reviews: 4.5/5

Museum of Appalachia
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Museum of Appalachia is a living history museum--a pioneer mountain farm-village that lends voice to the people of Southern Appalachia through the artifacts and stories they left behind. Roam the 65-acre complex and experience a recreated Appalachian community complete with: -36 authentic log structures (including Mark Twain's Family Cabin) -Farm animals -Over 250,000 artifacts in 3 buildings, with vast collections of folk art, music memorabilia, baskets, quilts, Native American artifacts, and much more. The Museum hosts a variety of special events throughout the year, including Sheep Shearing Days, July 4th Anvil Shoot, "Days of the Pioneer" Antique Show, and A Candlelight Christmas.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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gmorgan6
Morristown, TN187 contributions
A gem!
Oct 2021 • Family
First time visiting here. We came with friends and my two children (2.5 years and 9.5 months). The kids got a little restless in the actual museum and barn but that’s to be expected. They did great with all the buildings outside. My 2.5 year old loved going in the school and church and feeding the animals. I want to come back with my husband maybe without the children so that I can read the signs in the museum. If you have children along though, I would still recommend! There’s so much to see here and plan to spend several hours at this museum. The restaurant is very affordable and excellent! This museum is truly a gem.
Written October 16, 2021
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grammyshere
Sweetwater County, WY156 contributions
Fun, educational, and great walking tour.
Sep 2021
Had a wonderful afternoon walking through the Appalachian village. ($15 for seniors).
Wonderful displays w good explanations and anecdotes. Loved how authentic everything was.
Written September 28, 2021
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CarlyNicoke
Lake Worth, FL57 contributions
So fun !
Aug 2021 • Family
So fun. Learn some history, see some old log cabins, eat some delicious southern comfort food and check out the adorable gift shop. Lots of animals to feed and see. Had a lovely time with our 6 & 3 yo. Was hot but worth it !
Written August 22, 2021
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Ben S
Louisville, KY654 contributions
Wow, just wow!
Aug 2021 • Couples
Wow! Just WOW! When we arrived, we were greeted by the nicest lady, who sold us our tickets and provided us with a map. Then she filled us in on the days menu at the cafe, so we ate lunch there before beginning our tour. There are a total of 36 buildings to see, along with some smaller structures, like corn cribs and outhouses. Two of the buildings are like miniature museums with detailed writings about many of the items in each one of the buildings, including wagons, dulcimers, hearses, banjos, and other individual items that people in the Appalachian have made. If you’re into history at all, this is it don’t miss attraction.
Written August 18, 2021
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Amy J
Madison, CT53 contributions
Must See when in the Area
Aug 2021
Loved it. Thought we would spend a couple of hours, but we ended up spending most of the day. Was expecting a traditional museum exhibit, and they do have those, but the bulk of the place is set up like a village, with real buildings (moved from elsewhere) that you can enter and examine and get the feel of what it would be like to live that way. Bonus is a great little restaurant for lunch. Highly recommend.
Written August 17, 2021
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Tamara A
Amelia, OH64 contributions
A step back in time
Aug 2021 • Couples
What a wonderful place! The staff were friendly, and the self guided tour was great. Lots of Appalachian artifacts, personal history, and original buildings and dwellings. The path winds through the village, and is peaceful and quiet. Along the way, you'll meet ducks, chickens, peacocks, and a cat or two.
There is also a wonderful gift shop and restaurant on-site.
Written August 4, 2021
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Gunnar T
Dallas, TX11 contributions
Awesome experience in historical discovery and great food!
Jul 2021
We went on a tour of this incredible place called the Museum of Appalachia, and it was well-worth the trip! The animals are a huge hit with kids and adults alike. We encountered peacocks, sheep, goats, horses and pigs. The museum artifacts are a real treasure and rich in their historical significance. We loved all the log cabins as they have been well-preserved from their era. Take a tour with one of the staff here if you get a chance! After the tour we all chose the chicken-fried steak for lunch. The food here has that “homemade” essence that we loved! And don’t forget dessert! The German-chocolate cake was simply one of the best!
Written July 23, 2021
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James S
9 contributions
Great collection of local culture and history
Jul 2021
We visit here every couple years and always find new things that were overlooked on previous trips. The animals are a real hit with kids,
Written July 14, 2021
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Carl G
Cleveland Tn, United States69 contributions
Diamond in the rough
Jun 2021
Go to this great museum,,eat at the restaurant and you will enjoy this treasure for years to come.I can’t wait to go back because I could not take it all in.Also no canned foods at the restarting,,all fresh.
Written July 4, 2021
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LouET
Pfafftown, NC13 contributions
Outdoor Experience
Jul 2021
We were looking for some history and found it. Nicely setup, Outdoor, self guides tour thru some interesting buildings & artifacts. We had a beautiful, yet hot, day... But got to see everything. The peacocks showed off while we were there and we probably took about 200 photos while we wandered the grounds. Lots of information provided/available.
Country store was packed with lots of stuff. All the personnel were Friendly & Helpful.
Written July 4, 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM