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Cades Cove Museum

In & Outdoor Free
Houses & Mansions, Historic Sites, Healthy/Active, Adventurous
1004 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN
URL: Cades Cove Museum  Phone: 865-982-0705
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Activity Overview

Cades Cove museum is housed in the historic 150-year old Thompson Brown log house, the log house is located in Maryville, Tennessee. The museum houses artifacts and household items of the descendants of the residents of the house, the residents of the log house were forced to vacate it when the great smokey mountains National Park was established. The museum is run by volunteers and is funded by donations. It is a small museum preserving the heritage of the residents of Cades cove before establishing the national park. The little museum is open for tours Wednesday through Saturday.

Things to Do

  • Visitors can get a glimpse of life of rural Tennessee in 150-year old log house, the house displays memorabilia, household items, clothing and much more to fascinate you.
  • The artifacts on display have been donated by Cades cove's descendants, the items were used by the families living in the log house.
  • There are historic household items, clothing, photographs, antique furniture and much more to see in the house.
  • You can visit the gift store that sells souvenirs and DVDs, t shirts, maps and calendars and much more.
  • The Cades cove loop and the surrounding grounds are a great place to enjoy hiking with family and have a picnic. You might spot wildlife.
  • You can get all the history answers from the volunteers who run the place.

Cades Cove Museum Insider Tips

  • The house museum has free admission.

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