McMinn County Living Heritage Museum is at 522 W. Madison Ave. The museum features regional historical items. The Burns' Room contains a renovated 20th-century industrial exhibit and a general store. Other rooms contain arts and crafts; a display about transportation in the 1800s; a rotating quilt display; children's toys, books and clothing dating 1850-1935; Native American artifacts; an early American church; and a pioneer log cabin. A 4-foot-long model of the USS Ware honors Charles R. Ware, for whom the ship was named, and the crewmen.