Rhea County Courthouse & Museum

1475 Market St.
Dayton, TN 37321- Map It
(423) 775-7801

AAA Editor Notes

Rhea County Courthouse & Museum is at 1475 Market St. The Romanesque Revival-style courthouse was the site of the 8-day Scopes trial, the 1925 landmark case that pitted the Darwinian theory of evolution against Biblical creationism. The 1891 courtroom remains much as it was during the trial and is still used today. The Scopes Trial Museum, 2 floors below, contains articles relating to the trial and traces the proceedings from beginning to end. Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.
Free.
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-5. Closed major holidays.