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Museums and Exhibits of
Appalachian History

As a public service to travellers to the Smoky Mountains, Blue Ridge Mountains, Cumberland Plateau, and Piedmont regions of the southern Appalachian Mountains, Appalachian Traveller provides a Directory of Internet Sites linked to the home pages of State and National Parks, Museums and Exhibits of Appalachian History and Culture, and other Points of Interests, including links to State travel bureaus.


You should bookmark this site for future reference BEFORE you click on to one of these sites . . . 

Andrew Jackson

President's Homes
and Exhibits

Birthplaces, homes, gravesites, historical sites, biographies, and maps are featured on this C-SPAN site. Use this website to learn more about U.S. Presidents Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Johnson, Abraham Lincoln, James K. Polk, Zachary Taylor, and George Washington.



Sequoyah Museum

Cherokee & Native American
Cultural Centers

Official site of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation. Includes information on cultural attractions, family attractions, fishing, gaming, and campgrounds. Other historical sites of Native Americans include the Sequoyah Museum in Vonore, Tennessee, and New Echota in Calhoun, Georgia. Visit the Etowah Mounds in Cartersville, Georgia for a look at ancient Native American towns built atop and around 50-60 foot mounds.



Spinning Wheel

Appalachian Historical Museums

The Museum of Appalachia in Norris, Tennessee features log cabin dwellings, work shops, and local craftmaking, on a 65 acre farm. Open during daylight hours year-round, the center is located 16 miles north of Knoxville, Tennessee just off Interstate 75 (exit 122). For information on their Fall Homecoming Event (a must for bluegrass afficienados) call 865/494-7680. The Crab Orchard Museum, located in Tazewell, Virginia features thirteen furnished log and stone homes, outbuildings, and seasonal crops in cultivation. A modern barn gallery accommodates early horsedrawn farm equipment, including one of only two replicas of the first McCormick reaper. The Zebulan Vance homestead, in Buncombe County, North Carolina feutures a large two-story structure of hewn yellow pine logs, furnishings and household items representative of the period from 1790 to 1840. Cantilever Barn The Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center in Townsend, Tennessee features a 500 seat outdoor amphitheater, a 100 seat indoor auditorium, a log cabin and other historical dwellings, classrooms, activities, and demonstrations, on a 3 acre farm. Open Tues. - Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1-5. For information on upcoming events at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center please email your request to gsmheritagecenter@yahoo.com



Royal Scots Standard

Scots and Irish Exhibits

The Mountain Heritage Center at Western Carolina University in Sylva, North Carolina has a permanent exhibit on Scots-Irish migration. The Scottish Tartans Museum and gift store featuring Scottish kilts and tartans is located in Franklin, North Carolina.



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