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Museum Hours & Admission


Our hours vary with the seasons,
depending upon daylight hours

Below are our regular admission rates. Please note admission rates may vary during special events including the Tennessee Fall Homecoming.

All schools and home-school Groups please schedule field trips ahead with Kate Campbell at (865) 494-7680 or email her to receive information about group student admission rates.

       Entrance Building, gift shop & restaurant

Be sure to call ahead to verify the times listed below

Museum Hours
January, February and March9 AM to 5 PM 7 days a week
April9 AM to 5 PM weekdays
9 AM to 6 PM weekends
Now through October 31st 8:30-5:00 7 days a week
November and December9 AM to 5 PM 7 days a week
Restaurant open daily for lunch click here for current hours
Museum Admission
Adults (ages 19 - 64)$18.00
AAA (Membership Discounted Price)$15.00
Senior Citizens (age 65+)$15.00
Family Rate (2 adults and children ages 5-12)$42.00
Military (Active and Veterans)$15.00
Youth (ages 13 - 18)$10.00
Children (ages 5 - 12)$6.00
Children (under age 5 with parent)Free
Adult Group Rate (20 people or more)$15.00

Closed on Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve we will close at 3:00 P.M.
and reopen on Dec. 26th.

Museum members admission is free except during our Tennessee Fall Homecoming, July 4th Celebration and some other special events. For more information click here.

Note:There is no charge to enter the Gift Shop or Restaurant. However, during some special events, access to the Museum, Gift shop and Restaurant may only be permitted with the purchase of the special event admission ticket. Our Tennessee Fall Homecoming and July 4th Celebration & Anvil Shoot are two examples of our restricted events Please contact us for details on the event in question.