Welcome to The Museum of Appalachia!
"We simply cannot appreciate where we are today, or understand where we are going tomorrow, unless we understand where, as a culture, we've been in the past.
These are our people. They are world renowned, unknown, famous, infamous, interesting, diverse, different, but above all, they are a warm, colorful and jolly lot, in love with our land, our mountains, and our culture. May their memories ever be preserved - not so much in reverence to them but as a gift to us and to generations to come."
John Rice Irwin, Founder
The line-up for our 37th Tennessee Fall
Homecoming is here!
Purchase tickets from our website or
call the Musuem, 865-494-7680.
Mark your calendars to join us in 2016 for all of our special events!
Click here to see the benefits of a becoming a member of the Museum of Appalachia, including free admission to most Museum events!
Plan to join us for Sheep Shearing Day April 29, 2016!
Click here for more information on Sheep Shearing Day and enjoy these highlights from previous events.
Give Back to the Museum of Appalachia through the Kroger Community Rewards Program
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2016 Special Events