Northeast Tennessee

 

 

Ducktown Basin Museum 

P.O. Box 458

Ducktown, TN 37326

423-496-5778

  

Exhibits depict the mining heritage of the Copper Basin. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this museum offers seasonal tours of the Burra Burra Mine Shops and Change House.

  

  

Englewood Textile Museum

101 South Niota Road

Englewood, TN 37329

423-887-5455

  

The history of the textile industry in Englewood and the women who worked there are the focus of this museum.

  

 

Fort Loudoun State Historic Area

338 Fort Loudon Rd

Vonore, TN 37885

423-884-6217

www.state.tn.us/environment/parks/parks/fortloudoun/

 

Originally built in 1756, this reconstructed fort was the first planned British fort in the land of the Overhill Cherokee.  Reenactments and other celebrations add to the museum exhibits on site.

 

 

Louisville & Nashville (L&N) Depot and Railroad Museum

P.O. Box 390

Etowah, TN 37331

423-263-7840

 

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this restored 18 room Victorian Depot contains a railroad museum, art gallery, and visitor center.

 

McMinn County Living Heritage Museum

512 West Madison

Athens, TN 37303

423-745-0329

www.livingheritagemuseum.com

 

With 30 permanent exhibits, the history of McMinn County is told from the Cherokee through the 1940's.  Special events and classes are offered throughout the year.

 

 

Museum Center at 5 Points

200 Inman St

Cleveland, TN  37312

423-339-5745

www.museumcenter.org

 

Located in historic downtown Cleveland near the railroad depot, the Museum Center at Five Points is the anchor for the Ocoee Region's revitalization project. The history of the area in Bradley County is told through the museum's "River of Time" theme highlighting history eras from the 1700's to present day.

 

 

Red Clay State Historic Park

1140 Red Clay Park

Cleveland, TN  37311

423-478-0339

www.state.tn.us/environment/parks/red

Red Clay State Historic Park is located in the extreme southwest corner of Bradley County in Tennessee, just above the Tennessee-Georgia state line.

The park encompasses 263-acres of narrow valleys formerly used as cotton and pasture land.  There are also forested ridges that average 200 feet or more above the valley floor. The site contains a natural landmark, the Blue Hole Spring, which arises from beneath a limestone ledge to form a deep pool that flows into Mill Creek, a tributary of the Conasauga and Coosa River system.  The spring was used by the Cherokee for their water supply during council meetings.

 

 

Sam Houston School House

3650 Old Sam Houston School Road

Maryville, TN  37804

865-983-1550

www.geocities.com/samhoustonschoolhouse

 

Sam Houston Schoolhouse is the oldest one-room log schoolhouse in Tennessee. It is named for former Tennessee Governor, Sam Houston who opened the schoolhouse and served as one of its instructors.

Built in Maryville in 1794, the Sam Houston Schoolhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites.

 

 

Sequoyah Birthplace Museum

P.O. Box 69

Vonore, TN 37885

423-884-6246

www.sequoyahmuseum.org

 

Located on the banks of Tellico Lake on tribal land the museum examines the history of the Cherokee people and honors Sequayah, creator of the Cherokee written language.