List of museums in Tennessee

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This list of museums in Tennessee encompasses museums defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Image Location Region Type Other information
Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum Harrogate East Biographical Part of Lincoln Memorial University, Lincoln memorabilia and Civil War history and artifacts
Adventure Science Center Nashville Middle Science Website, formerly Cumberland Science Museum
Alex Haley House and Museum Henning Alex Haley Home and Memorial.jpg Henning West Historic house Home and the burial place of author Alex Haley. Media related to Alex Haley House and Museum at Wikimedia Commons
American Museum of Science and Energy Oak-ridge-amse-tn1.jpg Oak Ridge East Science Focus is on energy, especially nuclear power
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site Andrew-johnson-nhs-museum1.jpg Greeneville East Historic house Home and museum of President Andrew Johnson
Archie Campbell Tourism Complex Bulls Gap East Biographical Information, home and museum of comedian Archie Campbell
Arrowheads/Aerospace Cultural Center Manchester Middle Local history Information, includes scale model replicas of famous pioneer and colonial era buildings
Art Museum of the University of Memphis Art Museum U of M Memphis Tennessee sign 1.jpg Memphis West Art Contemporary art, Egyptian antiquities and West African artifacts. Media related to Art Museum of the University of Memphis at Wikimedia Commons
Athenaeum Rectory Columbia Middle Historic house Former rectory of the Columbia Female Institute
Austin Peay State University Art Galleries Clarksville Middle Art Website, three fine art galleries of Austin Peay State University
Bartlett Museum Nicholas Gotten House Bartlett TN 3.jpg Bartlett West History Local history. Media related to Bartlett Museum at Wikimedia Commons
Battles for Chattanooga Electric Map and Museum Lookout Mountain East Military Website, three-dimensional electronic battle map presentation of Chattanooga's Civil War history
Bays Mountain Park Kingsport East Multiple Website, nature preserve that includes the Farmstead Museum with antiques and agricultural equipment, a nature center with exhibits on natural history and space exploration, a planetarium, and a herpetarium
Beck Cultural Exchange Center Knoxville East Ethnic - African American Website
Beechcraft Heritage Museum Tullahoma Middle Aviation Website, Beechcraft airplanes and history
Beech River Cultural Center and Museum Lexington West Local history Website, information
Belle Meade Plantation BelleMeadePlantation.JPG Belle Meade Middle Historic house Plantation mansion and outbuildings
Belmont Mansion (Tennessee) Nashville Middle Historic house Part of Belmont University, Victorian period mansion
Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art Belz Museum Memphis TN 2.jpg Memphis West Art Formerly the Peabody Place Museum. Media related to Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art at Wikimedia Commons
Bemis Mill Village Museum Jackson West Local history Website, located in 1900 cotton mill building, area and cotton industry history
Biblical Resource Center & Museum Collierville West Religious Website
Blockade Runner, Sutlery & Civil War Museum Wartrace Middle Military Website, Civil War artifacts, uniforms and weapons
Blount County Historical Museum Thompson-brown-house-tn1.jpg Maryville East Local history Website
Blount Mansion Blount-mansion-knoxville-tn1.jpg Knoxville East Historic house Late-18th-century mansion
Bon Air Mountain Historical Society Museum Derossett-section-house-museum-tn1.jpg DeRossett Middle Local history website, focuses primarily on the mining and railroad history of the Plateau region, part of the White County Heritage Museum network
Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center Bradley-academy-murfreesboro-tn1.jpg Murfreesboro Middle Local history Website
Breweriana Museum Millersville Middle Commodity Website, displays beer cans, signs and memorabilia, open by appointment
Buford Pusser Home and Museum Adamsville West Biographical Website, home and museum about Sheriff Buford Pusser
Burkle Estate Burkle estate memphis front 2.jpg Memphis West Historic house Also known as the Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum. Media related to Burkle Estate at Wikimedia Commons
Butler Museum Butler East History Website, Article from Tennessee History for Kids, story of town moved to higher ground to make way for Watauga Lake
Cannonsburgh Village Murfreesboro Middle Open-air Website, reconstructed Southern village with buildings from the 1830s to the 1930s
Carnegie Center for Arts and History Jackson West Local history Cultural center with exhibits about the Civil War and local history
Carl Van Vechten Gallery Nashville Middle Art Website
Carnton Plantation Carnton1.jpg Franklin Middle Historic house Includes mid-19th-century plantation home, Civil War battle site, McLemore House Museum with exhibits about area African American heritage. Media related to Carnton Plantation at Wikimedia Commons
Carter House Franklin Middle Historic house mid-19th-century house with Civil War history
Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum Jackson West Railroad Website, includes recreated 1890s train station, restored home of engineer Casey Jones and a life-size replica of Casey's 382 locomotive
C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa Chucalissa Memphis TN 1.jpg Memphis West Ethnic - Native American Located in T.O. Fuller State Park, part of University of Memphis, archaeological finds from the Mississippian mounds. Media related to Chucalissa Museum and Archaeological site at Wikimedia Commons
Charles Hall Museum Tellico Plains East Local history Website
Chasing Rainbows Chasingrainbowsmuseumfront.jpg Pigeon Forge East Biographical Museum for Dolly Parton located at Dollywood
Chattanooga African-American Museum Chattanooga East African American Website, role of African Americans in American history and culture
Chattanooga History Center Chattanooga East Local history Website, formerly the Chattanooga Regional History Museum
Chattanooga Model Railroad Museum Chattanooga East Railroad Website, operated by the joint venture between the Chattanooga Area Model Railroad Club and the Chattanooga Choo Choo
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art WTN PeepHoles 082.JPG Nashville Middle Art Holdings include American art, American and British decorative arts, and contemporary art, including outdoor sculpture. Media related to Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art at Wikimedia Commons
Cherokee & David Crockett Museum & Cultural Center Lawrenceburg Middle Ethnic - Native American Website
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Chick chatta park.jpg Chattanooga East Military The Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center features exhibits about the Civil War battle site. Media related to Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park at Wikimedia Commons
Children's Museum of Memphis Childrens Museum of Memphis TN 3.jpg Memphis West Children's Media related to Children's Museum of Memphis at Wikimedia Commons
Children's Museum of Oak Ridge Oak Ridge East Children's
Clay County Museum Celina Middle Local history Information, includes the Cordell Hull Law Office
Clement Railroad Hotel Museum Dickson Middle Local history Formerly the Hotel Halbrook Railroad & Local History Museum
Cold Spring School and Museum Portland Middle Local history Website, open by appointment
Cookeville Depot Museum Cookeville-tn-central-depot-tn1.jpg Cookeville Middle Railroad Collection of train cars and railroad memorabilia
Cookeville History Museum Cookeville-history-museum-tn1.jpg Cookeville Middle Local history Website
Coon Creek Science Center Adamsville West Natural history Part of the Pink Palace Family of Museums, visits limited to organized groups, preserved Upper Cretaceous marine shells and vertebrate remains of the Coon Creek Formation. Media related to Coon Creek Science Center at Wikimedia Commons
Cooter's Museum Gatlinburg East Media Website, store and museum with memorabilia from the Dukes of Hazzard television show
Cooter's Place Nashville Middle Media Website, store and museum with memorabilia from the Dukes of Hazzard television show
Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park Cordell-hull-birthplace-cabin.jpg Byrdstown Middle Biographical Log cabin birthplace and museum about Cordell Hull, politician and Secretary of State under
The Cotton Museum Cotton Museum Memphis TN 1.jpg Memphis West Industry - Cotton Heritage of the cotton industry. Media related to The Cotton Museum at Wikimedia Commons
Cotton Museum of the South Bells West Industry Website, story of cotton, its development and affect on local culture
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Country music hall of fame2.jpg Nashville Middle Hall of fame - Music History and traditions of country music. Media related to Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Wikimedia Commons
Cowan Railroad Museum Cowan Middle Railroad Website, Article from Tennessee History for Kids
Cragfont Cragfont-house-tn1.jpg Castalian Springs Middle Historic house Early-19th-century-period house
Creative Discovery Museum Chattanooga East Children's
Crescent Bend Knoxville East Historic house Also known as the Armstrong-Lockett House, 1834 home with 18th-century furnishings and decorative arts
Crockett Museum Lawrenceburg Middle Biographical Website
Crockett Tavern Museum John-crockett-tavern-tn1.jpg Morristown East Biographical Site of the boyhood home of Davy Crockett, reconstruction of the 1790s John Crockett Tavern
Cross Plains Heritage Museum, Library & Archives Cross Plains Middle Local history Website, also known as the Doctor's House
Cumberland Homesteads Tower Museum Cumberland-homesteads-tower-tn1.jpg Crossville East History Tower with museum about the 1930s Homesteads project and period house
Customs House Museum and Cultural Center Clarksville Middle Multiple Exhibits include art, science, history, Boehm porcelain, model trains; also known as the Clarksville-Montgomery County Museum
David Crockett State Park Lawrenceburg Middle Biographical Life and times of Davy Crockett as a pioneer, soldier, politician and industrialist
Davies Manor Davies Manor Shelby Cty TN Outside 2.jpg Memphis West Historic house Early-19th-century two-story, log & chink home. Media related to Davies Manor at Wikimedia Commons
Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park Davy-crockett-birth-cabin1.jpg Limestone East Biographical Includes a replica of Davy Crockett's birth cabin and a museum about his life. Media related to Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park at Wikimedia Commons
Dickson-Williams Mansion Greeneville East Historic house Website, 19th-century mansion, tours operated by Main Street Greeneville
Dinosaur Walk Museum Pigeon Forge East Natural history Dinosaur sculptures and fossil replicas
Discovery Center at Murfree Spring Murfreesboro Middle Nature center
Discovery Museum of West Tennessee Jackson West Multiple Website, local history, science, technology and art
Discovery Park of America Union City West Multiple Local history, science, technology and art
Dixie Gun Works Old Car Museum Union City West Multiple Website, weapons and gun-making equipment, antique automobiles, antique mechanical devices and appendages
Dixon Gallery and Gardens Dixon Memphis TN building 2.jpg Memphis West Art Collections include French and American impressionism and 18th-century German porcelain. Media related to Dixon Gallery and Gardens at Wikimedia Commons
Doak House Museum Greeneville East Historic house Website, part of Tusculum College, 1830s period house
Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum Clarksville Middle Aviation Located within Fort Campbell, history of the 101st Airborne Division (United States)
Downtown Gallery (University of Tennessee) Knoxville East Art Website, part of the University of Tennessee
Dragon Dreams Museum and Gift Shop Chattanooga East Commodity - Dragon-themed items Website
Ducktown Basin Museum Ducktown-basin-museum-tn1.jpg Ducktown East Mining Copper mining at the Burra Burra Mine. Media related to Ducktown Basin Museum at Wikimedia Commons
Dunbar Carver Alumni Museum and Cultural Center Brownsville West African American Website, information, achievements of African-American students in Haywood County
Dunlap Coke Ovens Park Dunlap-coke-ovens-museum-tn1.jpg Dunlap Middle Industry Park contains the remains of 268 beehive coke ovens used in the early 20th century to convert mountain coal into industrial coke, a product used to smelt iron ore
Dyer County Museum Dyersburg West Local history Website
East Tennessee Discovery Center Knoxville East Science Website
East Tennessee History Center Knoxville East Local history
Elm Springs Columbia Middle Historic building Headquarters of the Sons of Confederate Veterans
Elvis Museum Pigeon Forge East Biographical Website, singer Elvis Presley
International Rock-a-billy Hall of Fame Tiptonville West Music - Rock-a-billy Website
Emporium Center Gallery Knoxville East Art Website, operated by the Arts & Cultural Alliance
Englewood Textile Museum Englewood-textile-museum-tn1.jpg Englewood East Industry - Textile Local tourism information, textile mills and workers
Ethridge Museum Ethridge Middle Local history Information
Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture Knoxville East Art Website, part of University of Tennessee
Exchange Place - Gaines Preston Farm Kingsport East Living Website, 1850s living history farm
Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens McMinnville Middle Historic house Website, 1896 Victorian mansion, historic house museum
Falls Mill Belvidere Middle Mill Website, also known as the Museum of Power & Industry at Falls Mill
Farragut Folklife Museum Farragut East Local history Website
Fayetteville-Lincoln County Museum Lincoln-County-Museum-tn1.jpg Fayetteville Middle Local history Website; In the former Borden Milk Plant.
Fire Museum of Memphis Memphis TN Fire Museum.jpg Memphis West Fire fighting Media related to Fire Museum of Memphis at Wikimedia Commons
Fisk University Galleries Nashville Middle Art Website, two galleries of Fisk University
Floyd Garrett's Muscle Car Museum Sevierville East Automobile Website
Fort Donelson National Battlefield Fort Donelson river battery (1).jpg Dover Middle Military Visitor center museum with Civil War artifacts and exhibits, remains of two Civil War forts and battlefied
Fort Loudoun Ftloudounexterior.jpg Vonore East Military Reconstructed British Colonial fort and interpretive center. Media related to Fort Loudoun at Wikimedia Commons
Fort Pillow State Park and Museum Ft Pillow State Park cannon closeup.JPG Henning West Fort - Civil War History and site of the American Civil War Battle of Fort Pillow. Media related to Fort Pillow State Park and Museum at Wikimedia Commons
Fort Southwest Point Fort-southwest-point-tn1.jpg Kingston East Military Restored federal frontier outpost and visitor center with archaeological and history exhibits. Media related to Fort Southwest Point at Wikimedia Commons
Frank H. McClung Museum Knoxville East Multiple Part of the University of Tennessee, exhibits include natural history, archaeology, Ancient Egypt, decorative arts, geology and fossils of Tennessee, Tennessee freshwater mussels
Frist Center for the Visual Arts FristCenter.jpg Nashville Middle Art Changing art exhibits. Media related to Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Wikimedia Commons
Galen School Museum Lafayette Middle Local history Website
General Shale Museum of Ancient Brick Johnson City East Commodity Website, bricks from biblical and pre-biblical times, brick construction
Giles County Historical Museum Pulaski Middle Local history Information
Girl Scout Museum at Daisy's Place Knoxville East Scouting Website
Graceland Graceland.jpg Memphis West Historic house Home of Elvis Presley. Media related to Graceland at Wikimedia Commons
Granville Museum Granville-tennessee-museum-tn1.jpg Granville Middle Local history Website
Gray Fossil Museum Front of Gray Fossil Museum.jpg Gray East Natural history Fossils from the Gray Fossil Site, officially known as the East Tennessee State University and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum and Visitor Center
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center Great-smoky-mtns-heritage-center-tn1.jpg Townsend East Open-air Cultural heritage of East Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains region including Native American history, pioneer and mountaineer history and culture
Green Frog Village Green Frog Village Bells TN 02 Train Station.jpg Bells West Local History Website, village re-built of historic houses from the area. Media related to Green Frog Village at Wikimedia Commons
Greenback Heritage Museum Greenback-tennessee-drugstore.jpg Greenback East Local history information
Green McAdoo Cultural Center Green-McAdoo-ClintonTN-enhanced.jpg Clinton East Ethnic - African American
Guinness World Records Gatlinburg East Amusement
Hands On! Regional Museum Johnson City East Children's Website
Hands-On Science Center Tullahoma Middle Science Website
Haywood County Museum Brownsville West Local history Information, information, includes Haywood County Sports Museum and an Abraham Lincoln collection
Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County Murfreesboro Middle Local history Website
The Hermitage TheHermitage.jpg Hermitage Middle Historic house Home of U.S. President Andrew Jackson and museum, near Nashville. Media related to The Hermitage at Wikimedia Commons
Historic Collinsville Southside Middle Living history mid-19th-century Southern village life
Historic Mansker's Station Goodlettsville Middle Living Website, includes 18th-century Mansker's Fort and 1790s-period Bowen-Campbell House
Historic Rugby Kingstone-lisle-rugby-tn1.jpg Rugby East Open-air Experimental utopian community with several historic houses and other buildings to tour
Hollywood Star Cars Museum Gatlinburg East Automobile Website
Hollywood Wax Museum Pigeon Forge East Media Website, information, Wax figures of celebrities including movie stars, television personalities, and music icons.
Houston Museum of Decorative Arts Chattanooga East Art Website, includes antique glass, ceramics, furniture, music boxes, coverlets and other rare pieces
Howard H. Baker, Jr. Museum Knoxville East Political Website, follows the life of Senator Howard H. Baker, Jr. through all three major branches of government.
Hunter Museum of American Art Hunter Museum of American Art.jpg Chattanooga East Art American art including Hudson River School, 19th-century-genre painting, American Impressionism, the Ashcan School, early modernism, regionalism, and post World War II modern and contemporary art. Media related to Hunter Museum of American Art at Wikimedia Commons
Ijams Nature Center Ijams-nature-center-exhibits-tn1.jpg Knoxville East Nature Center Website
International Rock-a-billy Hall of Fame Jackson West Music - Rock-a-billy Website, memorabilia and videos of rockabilly artists
International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum Chattanooga East Transportation Tow trucks and equipment, industry-related displays of collectible toys, tools, pictorial histories of manufacturers
J. Houston Gordon Museum Martin West Multiple Website, part of the University of Tennessee at Martin, gallery for changing exhibits in art, decorative arts, photography, culture, science and history
James K. Polk Ancestral Home JamesKPolkHome.jpg Columbia Middle Historic house 19th-century home of President James K. Polk
James D. Vaughan Museum Lawrenceburg Middle Music Website
James White's Fort Jameswhiteforthouse2.jpg Knoxville East Historic house Early-19th-century log fort cabins
Johnsonville State Historic Park New Johnsonville Middle Military History of the Battle of Johnsonville
Jonesborough/Washington County History Museum Jonesborough East History Website
Knoxville Museum of Art Knoxville Museum of Art.jpg Knoxville East Art Contemporary art
L & N Train Station Clarksville Middle Railroad
Lairdland Farm House Cornersville Middle Historic house Website, mid-19th-century house, tours by appointment
Lane Motor Museum Lane Motor Museum.jpg Nashville Middle Transportation - Automobile Mostly European automobiles, including propeller-powered vehicles, microcars, three wheeled cars, amphibious vehicles, alternative fuel vehicles, military vehicles, one of a kind vehicles and prototypes. Media related to Lane Motor Museum at Wikimedia Commons
Lenoir Museum Cultural Complex Lenoir-museum-norris-tn1.jpg Norris East Multiple Located in Norris Dam State Park, includes Lenoir Pioneer Museum with antique household items and tools, the Rice Gristmill and the Crosby Threshing Barn. Media related to Lenoir Museum Cultural Complex at Wikimedia Commons
Lenoir City Museum Lenoir-city-museum-tn1.jpg Lenoir City East Local history Website
Leu Art Gallery Nashville Middle Art Website, part of Belmont University
Lichterman Nature Center Lichterman Memphis TN visitor center.jpg Memphis West Nature center Part of the Pink Palace Family of Museums, arboretum, nature center and museum of native wildlife. Media related to Lichterman Nature Center at Wikimedia Commons
Little Congress Bicycle Museums Cumberland Gap Middle Transportation Website
Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum Littleriverrailroadpotpourri.jpg Townsend East Railroad Website. Media related to Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum at Wikimedia Commons
Loretta Lynn Ranch Hurricane Mills West Multiple Website, country music star Loretta Lynn's park, includes the biographical Coal Miner's Daughter Museum, the Plantation Home tour, and the Frontier Homestead with 19th-century furnished cabins and equipment
Louisville & Nashville Railroad Station/Museum Etowah East Railroad Information
Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum Collegedale East Archaeology Part of Southern Adventist University, ancient Near East objects
Lynnville Railroad Museum Lynville Middle Railroad Website
Mabry-Hazen House Mabry-hazen-house-tn1.jpg Knoxville East Historic house mid-19th-century house with historic connections
Marble Springs Marble-springs-sevier-cabin-tn1.jpg Knoxville East Historic site Also known as Gov. John Sevier Home, late-18th-century home of John Sevier, first governor of Tennessee
Matt Gardner Homestead Museum Elkton Middle Historic house Website, early-20th-century farmstead of Matt Gardner, an African American farmer
McMinn County Living Heritage Museum Mcminn-living-heritage-museum-tn1.jpg Athens East History Website, historic artifacts, antique household items and decorative arts
McNairy County Historical Museum Selmer West Local history Information, information
Meigs County Historical Museum Decatur East Local history Area history, culture
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art Brooks Museum Memphis TN main entrance.jpg Memphis West Art Collections include Italian Renaissance, Baroque, Impressionist, and 20th-century artists, English portraiture, contemporary paintings, 19th- and 20th-century sculpture and decorative arts. Media related to Memphis Brooks Museum of Art at Wikimedia Commons
Memphis Railroad and Trolley Museum Memphis West Railroad and Trolley History Historical Displays, interactive displays for kids, model train layouts. Media related to Memphis Railroad and Trolley Museum at Wikimedia Commons
Memphis Rock N' Soul Museum Rock n Soul Museum Memphis TN 1.jpg Memphis West Music - Rock 'n' Roll Memphis music experience. Media related to Memphis Rock N' Soul Museum at Wikimedia Commons
Military Branch Museum Nashville Middle Military Website, branch of Tennessee State Museum
Military Memorial Museum of the Upper Cumberland Crossville East Military Website
Mississippi River Park and Museum Mississippi River Park and Museum Entrance.jpg Memphis West Maritime Natural and cultural history of the Lower Mississippi River Valley, including river transportation. Media related to Mississippi River Park and Museum at Wikimedia Commons
Mitchell Museum Tullahoma Middle Local history Website, located in the South Jackson Civic Center
Moore County Old Jail Museum Lynchburg Middle Prison Website
Mount Pleasant/Maury Museum of Local History Mount Pleasant Middle Local history Website, includes artifacts relating to the phosphate industry
Museum at Mountain Home Johnson City East Medical Website, part of the Quillen College of Medicine of East Tennessee State University, history of the Veterans Administration Medical Center at Mountain Home and health care in South Central Appalachia
Museum Center at Five Points Cleveland East Local history History and culture of the Ocoee Region
Museum of Appalachia Museum-of-appalachia-tn1.jpg Norris East Living Early-20th-century mountain life in the Southern Appalachians. Media related to Museum of Appalachia at Wikimedia Commons
Museum of Salt & Pepper Shakers Gatlinburg East Commodity - Salt and pepper shakers Website, Roadside America report
Museum of Scott County Huntsville East History Website
Music Valley Wax Museum Nashville Middle Wax Website, wax figures of country music performers
Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Depot and Railroad Museum Jackson West Railroad Website, also known as the Depot Museum
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere Nashville Middle Multiple Includes zoo, 19th-century Grassmere Historic Home and the Grassmere Historic Farm
Nathanael Greene Museum Greeneville East Local history Website, bricks from biblical and pre-biblical times, brick construction
National Bird Dog Museum Grand Junction West Sports Website, home to Bird Dog Foundation, includes National Retriever Museum, Field Trial Hall of Fame
National Civil Rights Museum Martin Luther King was shot here Small Web view.jpg Memphis West History Site of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., museum of the events and legacy of the civil right movement. Media related to National Civil Rights Museum at Wikimedia Commons
National Medal of Honor Museum of Military History Chattanooga East Military Website
National Ornamental Metal Museum National Ornamental Metal Museum Memphis TN.jpg Memphis West Decorative art Historical and contemporary metalwork, includes a working smithy and foundry for classes. Media related to National Ornamental Metal Museum at Wikimedia Commons
Newbern Depot & Railroad Museum Newbern West Railroad Information, Information
Netherland Inn Netherland Inn, 2144 Knoxville Highway, Kingsport (Sullivan County, Tennessee).jpg Kingsport East Historic house Early-19th-century-period house and inn, also Log Cabin Children’s Museum and Schoolhouse
Oaklands Historic House Museum Murfreesboro Middle Historic house 19th-century mansion with Civil War history
Oaklawn Garden Oaklawn Garden Germantown TN caboose 2.jpg Germantown West Local history Indoor/outdoor museum, park and botanical garden, collects local history and folk life related item, also railroad related exhibits. Media related to Oaklawn Garden at Wikimedia Commons
Obion County Museum Union City West Local history Website
Old Jail Museum Lawrenceburg Middle Prison Information
Old Jail Museum Winchester Middle Prison Information
Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park OldStoneFortMuseum.JPG Manchester Middle Archaeology Prehistoric Native American structure and museum. Media related to Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park at Wikimedia Commons
Overton County Heritage Museum Overton-county-heritage-museum-tn1.jpg Livingston Middle Local history Website
Paris-Henry County Heritage Center Paris West Local history Website
Parsons Area Historical Museum Parsons West Local history Website
Parthenon Nashville Middle Art 1897 full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens, now an art museum with American art and changing exhibits. Media related to Nashville Parthenon at Wikimedia Commons
Pink Palace Museum and Planetarium Pink Palace Museum and Planetarium Memphis TN cropped.jpg Memphis West Multiple Cultural and natural history of Memphis and the Mid-South; part of the Pink Palace Family of Museums. Media related to Pink Palace Museum and Planetarium at Wikimedia Commons
Pioneer Hall Museum Pioneer-hall-museum-tn1.jpg Pleasant Hill East Local history Website, Information, also known as Pleasant Hill Academy Museum
President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library Greeneville East Biographical Part of Tusculum College, exhibits and personal artifacts of the Johnson family and Johnson's personal library
Ralph J. Passarella Museum Loretto Middle History Information, includes newspapers, magazines, books, toys, tools, quilts, medical equipment, telephone receivers, telephone operator's switchboards, soda fountain, wood burning kitchen stove, vintage clothing
Ramsey House Ramseyhouse1.jpg Knoxville East Historic house Early-19th-century-period house
Rattle and Snap Columbia Middle Historic house mid-19th-century plantation home
Red Clay State Park Cleveland East Native American Museum about the 19th-century Cherokee, park at site of last seat of Cherokee government before the 1838 enforcement of the Indian Removal Act of 1830
Reece Museum Johnson City East Multiple Website, part of East Tennessee State University, history & art, also known as B. Carroll Reece Memorial Museum
Rhea County Courthouse and Museum Rhea county courthouse usda.jpg Dayton East History Site of the Scopes Trial and museum. Media related to Rhea County Courthouse and Museum at Wikimedia Commons
Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum Gatlinburg East Oddities
Rippavilla Plantation Spring Hill Middle Historic house mid-19th-century plantation mansion
Robertson County History Museum Springfield Middle Local history Website
Rock Castle Rock Castle 026.jpg Hendersonville Middle Historic house Late 18th period house and outbuildings
Rocky Mount Museum Piney Flats East Living history Home of William Blount, territorial governor, recreates the year 1791
Rose Center Rose School -Now Rose Center Council for the Arts.jpg Morristown East Art; local history Located in the former Rose School, built in 1892
Rose Mont Gallatin Middle Historic house 19th-century Greek Revival house
Roy Acuff Union Museum and Library Maynardville East History Website
Sam Davis Home Smyrna Middle Historic house Website, mid-19th-century home of Confederate courier Sam Davis
Sam Davis Museum Pulaski Middle Military Information, site where Confederate hero Sam Davis was executed, includes Civil war artifacts
Sam Houston Schoolhouse Sam-houston-school-maryville.jpg Maryville East School One room log schoolhouse where Sam Houston once taught
Scarritt-Bennett Center Collection of Ethnographic Artifacts Nashville Middle Anthropology Website, public exhibits of the collection of textiles, pottery, masks, dolls and other artifacts pertaining to different ethnic groups and cultures
Sequoyah Birthplace Museum Sequoyah-museum-tn1.jpg Vonore East Ethnic - Native American Website, history and culture of the Cherokee Indians, life of Cherokee hero Sequoyah. Media related to Sequoyah Birthplace Museum at Wikimedia Commons
Sevier County Heritage Museum Sevierville East Local history Information
Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park Sgt-york-house-tn1.jpg Pall Mall Middle Biographical Includes family farm and museum of World War I hero Sgt. Alvin C. York
Shiloh National Military Park Sunken Road, Shiloh National Military Park.JPG Savannah Middle Military Includes two visitor centers with Civil War exhibits. Media related to Shiloh National Military Park at Wikimedia Commons
Smith County Heritage Museum Carthage Middle Local history Website
Smith-Trahern Mansion Clarksville Middle Historic house Website
Smoky Mountain Car Museum Pigeon Forge East Automobile Website
Soda Museum Springfield Middle Commodity Website, displays soda cans and bottles, signs and memorabilia, open by appointment, also known as the Museum of Beverage Containers and Advertising
Southern Appalachia Railway Museum SARM5310.JPG Oak Ridge East Railroad Media related to Southern Appalachia Railway Museum at Wikimedia Commons Working antique locomotives and rolling stock
Southern Gospel Museum and Hall of Fame SGMAdollywood.JPG Pigeon Forge East Hall of fame - Music Located in Dollywood
Southern Museum and Galleries of Photography, Culture and History McMinnville East Art Website
Sparta Rock House Sparta-tennessee-rockhouse2.jpg Sparta Middle Historic house 19th-century toll house
Stax Museum of American Soul Music Staxmuseum2005.jpg Memphis West Music - Industry Museum about Stax Records, a major factor in the creation of the Southern soul and Memphis soul music styles and more. Media related to Stax Museum of American Soul Music at Wikimedia Commons
Stones River National Battlefield 12-pounder Napoleon cannon at Stones River National Battlefield.jpg Murfreesboro Middle Military Visitor center museum and tours of historic Civil War battlefield
Sumner County Museum Gallatin Middle Local history Website
Sun Studio Sun Studio, Memphis.jpg Memphis West Music - Industry Historic recording studio where many famous artists made records. Media related to Sun Studio at Wikimedia Commons
Sweetwater Heritage Museum Sweetwater East Local history Information
Swift Aircraft Museum Athens East Aviation Website, Globe Swift aircraft
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park Overmountain-men-statue-tn1.jpg Elizabethton East Multiple Includes the reconstructed American Revolutionary War Fort Watauga, a visitor center with exhibits and the late-18th-century John and Landon Carter Mansion
Tennessee Agricultural Museum Nashville Middle Open-air Website, collection of home and farm artifacts from the 19th century and early 20th century along with rural Tennessee prints and folk art sculptures
Tennessee Central Railway Museum Nashville Middle Railroad Historic trains, railroad artifacts and memorabilia
Tennessee Football Hall of Fame Knoxville East Sports Website, part of the Neyland-Thompson Sports Center at the University of Tennessee
Tennessee Museum of Aviation P-47D Wicked Rabbit.jpg Sevierville East Aviation Website. Media related to Tennessee Museum of Aviation at Wikimedia Commons
Tennessee Museum of Early Farm Life Spring Hill Middle Agriculture Information
Tennessee Newspaper & Printing Museum Rogersville East Media Website
Tennessee River Folklife Museum Tennessee-river-folklife-center-jonboat1.jpg Eva West Culture Located in Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park. Media related to Tennessee River Folklife Museum at Wikimedia Commons
Tennessee River Freshwater Pearl Farm Camden West Industry Website, includes museum about freshwater pearls and the musseling industry, TN History for Kids article
Tennessee River Museum Savannah West Local history Website
Tennessee State Museum WTN PeepHoles 205.JPG Nashville Middle History History of the state of Tennessee. Media related to Tennessee State Museum at Wikimedia Commons
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum SOU4501.jpg Chattanooga East Railroad Heritage railroad and equipment. Media related to Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum at Wikimedia Commons
Tipton County Museum Tipton Cty Museum Ft Pillow bridle bit.jpg Covington West Local history Website. Media related to Tipton County Museum at Wikimedia Commons
Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site Johnson City East Historic house 19th-century farm estate and outbuildings
Todd Gallery Murfreesboro Middle Art Website, part of Middle Tennessee State University
Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum SOUTH FRONT FROM SOUTHEAST - Traveller's Rest, Farrell Parkway, Nashville, Davidson County, TN HABS TENN,19-NASH,11-2.tif Nashville Middle Historic house Life and work of John Overton, Overton Plantation, Nashville in the Civil War
Treasuring the Word Rare Bible & Book Museum Sevierville East Religious Website, history of the Bible’s progression into the English language
Trenton Teapot Museum Trenton West Commodity - Teapot Website
Tullahoma Fine Arts Center Tullahoma Middle Art Website, includes fine art gallery with changing exhibits
Unicoi County Heritage Museum Erwin East Local history Website
University of the South Art Gallery Sewanee Middle Art Website
Vanderbilt University Galleries Nashville Middle Art Website, part of Vanderbilt University
Veterans' Museum Corsair dyaab halls tn.jpg Halls West Aviation Located at the former Dyersburg Army Air Base, a training facility during World War II for B-17 pilots, now Arnold Field (Tennessee). Media related to Veterans' Museum at Wikimedia Commons
Vonore Heritage Museum Vonore-heritage-museum-tn1.jpg Vonore East Local history Information
W. C. Handy Museum 2011-01-08 Downtown Memphis TN 23.jpg Memphis West Historic house, music history Operated by Heritage Tours, Memphis. Media related to W. C. Handy house at Wikimedia Commons
Warren County Heritage Center and Museum McMinnville East Local history Website
West Tennessee Agricultural Museum Milan West Agriculture Website, operated by the agricultural experiment station of the University of Tennessee, includes tools, equipment and displays of agriculture and agrarian life in West Tennessee
West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center Brownsville West Local history Information, includes Cotton Museum, Music Museum and Hatchie River Museum
West Tennessee Cultural Heritage Museum Jackson West Local history Website
West Tennessee Regional Art Center Humboldt West Art Website
Willie Nelson General Store & Museum Nashville Middle Biographical Website, country musician Willie Nelson
Wings of Liberty Military Museum Clarksville Middle Military Website, planned public museum outside of Fort Campbell
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Womens-basketball-hall-of-fame-tn1.jpg Knoxville East Hall of fame - Sports Honors men and women who have contributed to the sport of women's basketball
Wyatt Archaeological Museum Cornersville Middle Archaeology Website, Noah's Ark theories and archaeological work done by Ron Wyatt
Wynnewood State Historic Area Wynnewood (Tennessee).jpg Castalian Springs Middle Historic house Early-19th-century log inn house

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  1. ^ "MPD Officers On Duty in Uptown". Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  2. ^ Roadside America report
  3. ^ Roadside America reports
  4. ^ Roadside America report

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