Beside the Cades Cove Museum in the historic Thompson-Brown house

FREE ADMISSION

Donations are appreciated

Open Tuesday ~ Saturday from 10am til 3pm.

Closed Sunday, Monday and major holidays.

Group tours are available please call if possible in advance.

Address:
1006 E Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville TN, 37801
Phone:
(865) 454-4256

Wednesday ~ Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
FREE Admission
Other days & hours by appointment
Group Tours always welcome.

Address:
1004 E Lamar Alexander Parkway
Cades Cove TN, 37801
Phone:
(865) 982-0705

Open every day except Christmas Day.

  • January 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • February 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • March 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • April - August 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • September - October 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • November 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • December 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.              

Location:

Inside the park near the mid-point of the 11-mile, one-way Cades Cove Loop Road.

Special Programs:

Ranger-led programs are conducted seasonally. Check at the visitor center for times.

Exhibits:

Indoor and outdoor exhibits of Southern Mountain life and culture; includes Cable Mill, a grist mill which operates spring through fall, the Becky Cable house, and other historic structures

Available Facilities:

Great Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop. Public restrooms.

 

Address:
10042 Campground Drive
National Park TN, 37882

Join us at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center to celebrate the cultural heritage of East Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains region. Our gallery exhibits, educational programs, demonstrations and festivals guide you on an historic journey through time to visit the diverse cultures of Townsend and Tuckaleechee Cove.

Address:
123 Cromwell Drive
National Park TN, 37882
Phone:
(865) 448-0044

The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1982 to preserve the heritage of the the Little River Lumber Company and the Little River Railroad. We operate a museum in Townsend, Tennessee, collecting, preserving and exhibiting the history of these companies, and of the people in this region.

Townsend was the site of the sawmill, and headquarters of this operation, which logged huge portions of what is now the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, from 1901 until 1939.

The Little River became famous far beyond its remote mountain origins, due in large part to its innovations in railroad motive power, which included invention of the first 2-4-4-2 articulated Mallet, and the smallest 4-6-2 Pacific ever built for North American standard gauge. 

Address:
7747 E Lamar Alexander Parkway
Townsend
Townsend TN, 37882
Phone:
(865) 448-2211

Open every day except Christmas Day.

January - February
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
March
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
April - May
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
June - August
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
September - October
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
November
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
December
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location:

Inside the park, 2 miles north of Cherokee, NC, on US-441.

Special Programs:

Ranger-led programs conducted seasonally. Check at the visitor center for location and times.

Exhibits:

Visitor center museum exhibits tell the story of life in these mountains from Native Americans and early European settlement time periods through the Civilian Conservation Corp and the development of the National Park. The adjacent Mountain Farm Museum contains a fascinating collection of log structures including a farmhouse, barn, smokehouse, apple house, corn cribs and others. Demonstrations of farm life are conducted seasonally.

Available Facilities:

Great Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop; public restrooms and telephones; soda and water machines; backcountry permit station

Address:
1194 Newfound Gap Road
National Park TN, 28719
Phone:
(828) 497-1904

Come in and sit a spell. Imagine it is the year 1812 and Samuel Houston is your schoolmaster. What was school like in the early days of America? Simpler, indeed...but easier? Not quite. Students here learn quickly that life was hard, but full of fun. We teach students of all ages book learnin', colonial games, and old-fashioned chores like candlemaking, corn grinding, bullet making, quilting, and washboard laundering. School and scout field trips are our specialty and a delight to us as well as the students!

 

Everyone here receives a warm welcome.

 

April through June, and September through November, students can experience a day at school in colonial times. Visit with a costumed museum interpreter who will help answer your questions about the schoolhouse, artifacts and grounds. In the gift shop you will find arts and crafts fashioned by local artisans and many hard-to-find books about Sam Houston and Blount County, written by local authors.

Address:
3650 Old Sam Houston School Road
Maryville TN, 37804
Phone:
(865) 983-1550
Address:
123 Cromwell Drive
Townsend TN, 37882

Open every day except Christmas Day.

January - February
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
March
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
April - May
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
June - August
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
September - October
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
November
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
December
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location:

Inside the park, 2 miles south of Gatlinburg on US-441.

Special Programs:

Ranger-led programs conducted seasonally. Check at the visitor center for locations and times.

Exhibits:

Free admission to 20-minute film about the park; extensive natural history exhibits

Available Facilities:

Great Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop; public restrooms and telephones; soda and water machines; backcountry permit station

Address:
1420 Old State Highway 73 Scenic
National Park TN, 37738
Phone:
(865) 436-1200