Sheep Shearing Day
April 25

The Barn Dance
May 30

July 4th Celebration
& Anvil Shoot
July 4

Days of the Pioneer
Antique Show
September 12~13

Student Heritage Day
October 9

Tennessee Fall Homecoming

Christmas in
Old Appalachia






Welcome to the
Museum of Appalachia

This unique collection of pioneer buildings and artifacts was amassed over a half a century by John Rice Irwin. He traveled the back roads, collecting untold thousands of everyday items from the colorful and interesting mountain folk of Southern Appalachia

The Museum tells the stories of these folk in their own words and through the artifacts they left behind. Cabins appear as though the family has just left to work in the fields, or go to Sunday meeting.

Stroll through the village and imagine yourself back in Old Appalachia...cutting firewood...tending livestock... mending a quilt... or simply rocking on the porch, enjoying the pastoral views.


Phone:  865-494-7680
FAX:    865-494-8957


The Museum is located at
2819 Andersonville Hwy.
Clinton, TN  37716