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Museum of Appalachia

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Address: 2819 Andersonville Hwy, Clinton, TN 37716
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+1 865-494-7680
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

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This is probably our favorite spot to take friends and family who visit; everybody, young and old, seem to be fascinated with the extensive array of historic buildings and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Walland, Tennessee
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Walland, Tennessee
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is probably our favorite spot to take friends and family who visit; everybody, young and old, seem to be fascinated with the extensive array of historic buildings and the displays in the museum proper. We've made many trips with our grandkids and each time they want to stay in the museum longer and to go through the farm buildings,... More 

Thank Carlen01
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just north of Knoxville, this place is a beautiful place to while away a few hours enjoying the huge collection of memorabilia and farming/living implements of the early settlers in the Appalachian hills. Old log cabins, a working farm and a Bluegrass hall of Fame with old instruments and clothing from some of the greats like Bill Monroe. Some great... More 

Thank Joseph M O
Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a real old fashioned museum, The displays are probably from the 1960s or when the museum set up. It is very interesting as it captures the life experience of people living in the Appalachian mountains. It is a collection of historic buildings plus a large barn filled with tons of curiosities. The best time to go is for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The museum is a great place to learn about East TN. A visit there is both fun and educational. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. A must visit.

Thank Melissa A
Clinton, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

If you love history, you will enjoy this museum. History if local areas and also has a souvenirs store and place to eat on site

Thank Jamie R
Clinton, Tennessee
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15 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Unique museum that has many items of old relating to the way of life in the mountains. You could spend all day here and not see it all. I have been there 3 times and look forward to going back. Great history for the history buff.

Thank Michaele H
Clinton, Tennessee
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

A delightful walk into mountain history and life. In the fall their are people in the various buildings inviting participation. A huge fall festival of food, entertainment and people. The rest of the year individual walk through the village with often people playing instruments on the porches of some buildings. Several hours of exploring. There are also numerous varieties of... More 

Thank lizlee1
Andersonville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

If your looking for authentic home cooking this is the place. For 6.99 you have a choice of 1 of the 2 home cooked entrees and 2 sides. The list of sides are numerous and they change each day. Lunch is served 11:00 to 2:00 each day. Also served are salad, sandwiches, pinto beans ,corn bread and several homemade desserts.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

A huge thank you to Mr. Irwin and others who had the fore thought to document and collect buildings, stories, pictures and the way of life of this area! Truly a feat and interesting collection gathered in one spot.

Thank BethB
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

What a tremendous place of history! I wish we had planned for an all day visit. There really is something for everyone. Wish we lived closer so we could be there for special & holiday events. Must see!

Thank napaman99

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