Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center

123 Cromwell Dr.
Townsend, TN 37882- Map It
Phone: (865) 448-0044
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Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 123 Cromwell Dr., re-creates a pioneer village with historic buildings, including cantilever barns, a chapel, a sawmill, a smokehouse and a wheelwright shop. Two galleries display Native American and early settler artifacts dating from 10,000 BC to the 1930s and highlight the five national parks in East Tennessee. A transportation display chronicles transportation from horse-drawn buggies to motorized vehicles. A seasonal concert series takes place in a 500-seat amphitheater. Festivals, lectures and other events are offered year-round.
$7; $5 (ages 6-17 and 60+).
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. noon-5, Apr.-Dec.; Mon.-Sat. 10-5, rest of year. Phone ahead to confirm holiday schedule. Allow 1 hour minimum.