Museums and Exhibits of
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 . . .
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.
Cherokee & Native American
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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