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Tennessee River Freshwater Pearl Farm and Museum

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255 Marina Rd., Camden, TN 38320-9699
+1 731-584-7880
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No longer exists ! No notice on their web site !

Tennessee Freshwater Pearl Museum: We went to visit this and.. it no longer exists ! Apparently... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Nashville, Tennessee
Pearl Farm and boats available to rent

This is a local place but is well none through out the south for they "Freshwater River Pearls... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2016
Camden, Tennessee
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The only pearl farm in America.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
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255 Marina Rd., Camden, TN 38320-9699
+1 731-584-7880

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Tennessee Freshwater Pearl Museum: We went to visit this and.. it no longer exists ! Apparently burned down Dec 2016 and they have not updated their web site !

7  Thank Fetustician
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is a local place but is well none through out the south for they "Freshwater River Pearls". The location is hiden in a little enlet and is right off one of the deepest spots on the Tennessee River, right near where the Duck River...More

1  Thank F219HFlarrys
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Extremely lucky to visit on the day the original founder's daughter was on site. She was so interesting to talk with...so much history and information! Can't believe pearls are cultivated in Tennessee!

1  Thank Angela T
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We were a little surprised when we reached the museum. The vehicles and equipment surrounding the building was not what we expected. Inside, we learned a great about pearls, as we had hoped. The staff was knowledgeable and interesred. She spent extra time with all...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The staff of this museum were all very nice. There is a short movie to see and they answer questions and tell you things but it is not like most museums I have seen. There is just a small room to see the movie and...More

1  Thank Jan5599
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is a small museum and gift shop that celebrates the freshwater pearl industry on the Tennessee River (Kentucky Lake). It was informative and the people were very friendly. There were also gift items that could be purchased and taken home.

1  Thank Daniel R K
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

This diminutive museum is worth a stop if you're interested in natural history. The large, slow-moving rivers of the US Midwest were home to a thriving pearl industry through the late 19th and early 20th centuries. See a video, examine a large variety of natural...More

3  Thank WilloWanderers
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Visiting the Farm is an interesting experience. I had no idea the Museum existed. We were shown a video of how the pearls were grown and harvested. Very interesting.

1  Thank darleneanderson2
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Small museum located in a room at a marine sales / marina / RV campground. We were greeted and told that the museum was self-guided. They showed a short video about pearls that was from a broadcast of CBS Sunday Morning. A collection of memorabilia...More

2  Thank 1SteveS355
Reviewed 13 April 2016

We did not get the boat tour because it was closing soon. I think it would be better with that. Anyway, call ahead to make sure they can accommodate you for it. So, for the museum, it is very small but interesting. It is in...More

Thank Lori B
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19 October 2015|
Response from David p | Reviewed this property |
I think it varies- so best to call: Phone Number: 731-584-7880