Museum of Appalachia

Shopping, Historical, Arts & Culture, Family Friendly, Amenities located in Clinton,TN

The Museum of Appalachia is eager to welcome guests back through their doors! At this time, the Museum Restaurant will be open for curbside pickup beginning on Monday, May 4th, and the Museum Grounds will reopen to the public on Saturday, May 9th.


With the health and safety of our patrons and Museum staff in mind, we will continue to abide by all CDC recommendations.  The Museum is very spacious with plenty of outdoor capacity, so abiding by the 6-foot social distancing rule should not present any challenges for our guests. Some additional precautions that we will be taking include:

-Our Museum staff will be wearing masks and gloves, and we request that our patrons wear masks, also.
-We will be setting up hand-sanitizing stations throughout areas with touch points.
-We will be keeping as many doors open as possible so that guests will have little to no contact with door handles.
-We will be reducing, as regulated, our Museum Restaurant capacity by 50 percent, and spacing out tables appropriately.
-Our staff will continue to practice rigorous sanitation with CDC approved cleaning products.
-We will be taking the temperature of our staff members daily.

The Museum of Appalachia tells the story of our pioneer forebears, in their own words and through the artifacts they left behind. Built over a span of 40 years, this authentic replica of mountain life includes historic log buildings, display halls filled with authentic artifacts, and gardens & farm animals in a picturesque setting surrounded by split-rail fences. Cabins are furnished as if the family had just stepped out to work in the fields, or go to Sunday meeting. The Museum, a non-profit organization, has gained worldwide renown for its extensive collections and personalized exhibits. In 2007, the Museum became an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.Today the Museum continues its mission to “preserve the past for the future” by collecting and conserving the artifacts of times past, and by providing educational programs and events to teach and enrich lives. A large craft and gift shop at the Museum features handiwork from regional artisans, and a small restaurant offers hot lunches, fresh-from-the-garden vegetables, and home-style desserts.Facilities are available for weddings, reunions, corporate meetings, and other events.

The Museum of Appalachia offers indoor and outdoor wedding venues. They have large open fields allowing for unlimited seating, rustic structures for pictorial backdrops and a spacious banquet hall that comfortably seats 225 and features a large stone fireplace.

-Open 7 days a week, closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
-Please call ahead for hours.


2819 Andersonville Highway, Clinton, TN 37716


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