We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museum of Appalachia

Features Animals
Closed Now: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Review Highlights
Incredible Museum! Worth a Visit!

What a jewel this museum of history is! Our family of four were overly impressed with the amount... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beverly Hills, California
via mobile
Wow! What a surprise!

We were in the area and like history. This place was amazing. They have tons to artifacts. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leigh Ann O
via mobile
Read all 365 reviews
All photos (209)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“farm animals”(14 reviews)
“gift shop”(38 reviews)
The Museum of Appalachia is a living history museum--a pioneer mountain farm-village that lends voice to the people of Southern Appalachia through the artifacts and stories they left behind. Roam the 65-acre complex and experience a recreated...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
2819 Andersonville Hwy, Clinton, TN 37716-6756
+1 865-494-7680
Reviews (365)
Filter reviews
365 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews musical instruments farm animals gift shop hall of fame mark twain cornbread folk art pinto beans authentic buildings huge collection indoor exhibits personal stories spent several hours self guided tour admission fee on display learning experience
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 365 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

This museum is kind of funky but gives a true picture and flavor of Appalachia. There is a shop with a lunch counter in the main building with musicians playing traditional instruments. The exhibits are a series of buildings from the region that have been...More

Thank nancynj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a jewel this museum of history is! Our family of four were overly impressed with the amount and quality of exhibits and the historic collection of unusual artifacts to see. We opted to become a member ($100 year) to help support this wonderful attraction....More

1  Thank HospitalityPros
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in the area and like history. This place was amazing. They have tons to artifacts. The buildings have been moved from other sites. It was a beautiful setting. They have farm animals. I definitely recommend it to anyone!

Thank Leigh Ann O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is so much history here! Parking lot is ample and free and the admission rates are reasonable. There are many buildings to walk through and the grounds are well laid out. There is a darling gift shop and several eating areas. This museum is...More

Thank Minnesota42
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not your average look and don't know walk through. Experience " living history" with a presentation that allows you to understand what really happened.

Thank james e
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Good country cooking, lots of old country recipes. Get there early at lunch fills up fast at noon. cooking like grandma used to make good desert selection also.

1  Thank E9037BJgregh
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We spent most of the time we had in the museum building. Its was such a fascinating collection of artifacts from Tennessee. There were sections on native Americans, famous Statesmen, doctors, midwives, quilters... just ordinary people. We didn't spend a lot of time in the...More

1  Thank cyrilla4
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We eat lunch here often and it is always great! They have a different menu every day with tons of amazing sides and homemade desserts! My 2 year old loves going here to see the ducks and peacocks that walk around freely. It's a beautiful...More

Thank Blake M
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Quite an eclectic / eccentric collection of buildings, tools, etc. Some displays had obvious ties to the area where others left you wondering. Construction going on during our visit. Told by several people that the restaurant here is very good but did not eat there.

1  Thank blkutzing
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The Museum of Appalachia is an fascinating place which allows you a glimpse into the lives of the people who inhabited these mountains. We went on a Monday and were able to enjoy live music using the instruments of the time--saws, harmonicas, fiddles etc. The...More

1  Thank Patricia B
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 6 nearby hotels
Red Roof Inn & Suites Clinton
159 reviews
2.18 km away
Hampton Inn Knoxville/Clinton I-75
522 reviews
2.27 km away
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Knoxville Clinton
212 reviews
2.29 km away
Super 8 by Wyndham Clinton
154 reviews
2.35 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 60 nearby restaurants
La Sierra Mexican Restaurant
23 reviews
1.15 km away
The Cantina
8 reviews
1.20 km away
Chunky Monkey Ice Cream Shop
49 reviews
.52 km away
Habaneros Mexican Grill
8 reviews
1.42 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 10 nearby attractions
Norris Paddling Adventures
33 reviews
5.52 km away
Norris Dam State Park
153 reviews
7.40 km away
MaxAir Trampoline Park
26 reviews
16.09 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Hedy M
1 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Len E |
They have a large parking area that would accommodate the trailer.
Susan K
30 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Lesley P | Reviewed this property |
Did not see any any pets there but contact the museum direct.
31 March 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from AniKinTN | Reviewed this property |
Can google the museumofappalachia. $18 adult, $15 AAA, senior, or military. $10 for older kids, $6 for younger, think under five is free.