Tennessee River Museum

Tennessee River Museum, Savannah: Hours, Address, Tennessee River Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Tennessee River Museum
4.5
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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waldentenn
Signal Mountain, TN793 contributions
May 2022
This museum is right on the main drag in Savannah. It has well maintained exhibits from the Native American through the Civil War and the steamboat era. It is apparent that they have a paid professional staff and if you are interested in the local area, I recommend a visit.
Written May 3, 2022
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charlDBN
Goshen, IN93 contributions
Aug 2020
What a Wonderful surprise to find this large as life museum. It is well laid out, professional presentation of the Tennessee River Valley around Hardin County and speaks for the entire massive river's history. It is strong in many areas such as pre-history archaeology, Indian removal as well as European influence of pioneer settlement, commerce such as steam boating, mussel collection up to current affairs. It was worth every minute of our visit which stretched to nearly two hours.
Written September 7, 2020
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Kevin W
Altoona, AL234 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
Dont let the size of the building fool you, this museum is full of history and very nicely laid out. The displays tell the stories of what you are seeing and not just some generic labels. A couple of items are eyebrow raising because one is a first in the US. The fee is very affordable. Nice museum and great staff.
Written July 11, 2020
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EFW2014
Woolwich, ME1,027 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
This place is great! Lots of exhibits on display. The things found in and along the Tennessee River are amazing. The lady at the desk was super helpful and wicked nice.

Tip: visit Shiloh NMP first, we got a coupon for free entry into the museum.

Big dirt parking lot behind the museum for RVs.
Written January 1, 2020
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frankb4d
Dearborn Heights, MI40 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
I think this is great preparation for going to the Shiloh Battlefield, to get some background on the area and its significance in the Civil War. There are exhibits concerning pre-war times, and post-war times as well. The information about the types of weaponry used during the war, and the information about the boats used in the war, was especially interesting. I highly recommend it.
Written May 11, 2018
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tnctrygrl78
Nashville, TN4 contributions
Sep 2018 • Family
I brought my daughter to this hotel after exploring at Shiloh. She was really excited to see the mock archeological dig she saw a picture while were at Shiloh and thought that it was the coolest thing she ever saw. It is small and to the point. I like that about some museums. You get the maximum information without all the fuss and bother of some larger museums. The fee to get in was reasonable only $3 which to my mind is really below reasonable. They have a lot of information about the Tennessee River and the surrounding area. My daughter had a good time talking to me through the whisper tubes(not sure what they're really called) in the paddle wheel boat display.

Being in downtown Savannah, it was easily accessible from pretty much everywhere. Would definitely keep my eyes on this little place to see what they do or add in the future.
Written September 12, 2018
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45hombre
Hernando, FL226 contributions
This little museum is packed with indian artifacts, civil war items and other items relevant to the area from long times past. Very interesting.
A "must see" if you are in the area of Savannah, Tn.
Written November 26, 2014
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GmaSandra
Port Saint Lucie, FL796 contributions
Nov 2014 • Couples
We had a very enjoyable visit to the Tennessee River Museum. The curator is a wealth of information. The exhibits were extraordinary. I've never seen so many arrow heads in such good condition. There is a $3 charge per person unless you visited the Shiloh National Park. Then there is no charge, but do make a donation. Convenient parking right out front.
Written November 12, 2014
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Kent C
Atlanta, GA4 contributions
Jun 2014 • Family
The Tennessee River Museum has a much better Civil War exhibit than Shiloh. Outstanding Indian artifact collection.
Written October 6, 2014
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Jim C
Bogart, GA467 contributions
Aug 2021
Museum proved to be much better than I expected from a small, local museum. Lots of history around this large river and they pretty much cover it all, from "mound-makers" through the riverboat era up to the civil war. Very close to Shiloh National Park battlefield so you can get a "boatload" of history the same day. Nice exhibits with a lot of authentic civil war ordinance. Really should stop in, only takes about 75-80 minutes.
Written August 5, 2021
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  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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