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The Truth Behind Smoky Mountain Heritage

Located in the heart of Townsend, Tennessee, the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Museum brings to life the exciting mountain history for all who visit.

Preserving the history of both the Native Americans and the early pioneers of East Tennessee, this Gatlinburg museum is sure to create long lasting memories for all who visit. While there, guests will have the opportunity to tour a variety of historic buildings including The Caldwell Log Cabin, The Montvale Station and the Wilder Chapel.

Need a location for an upcoming special event or Smoky Mountain wedding? The Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center allows groups to rent out several of their venues to create the perfect setting for your next family reunion, business retreat or child’s birthday celebration.

The Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center is open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays noon- 5 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults ages 18-59 and $4 for children ages 6-17 and seniors 60 and older. For more information on the Gatlinburg museum, or for volunteer opportunities, give them a call at (865)448-8838.

Be sure to also check out their upcoming events that include a Youth Pickers Competition on September 27 and a tour of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with well-known columnist Sam Venable.

Want to learn more about the rich history of the Great Smoky Mountains? Visit My Smokies invites guests to check our their area information page on their website. There visitors will find a detailed account of the area’s lush and vibrant mountain history.

Want your own rustic mountain experience? Visit My Smokies also offers guests exclusive deals and discounts on premier Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg cabin rentals! See you in the Smokies!