Burra Burra Copper Mine

See How Copper Formed a Community

This historic site packs a lot of historical significance to the local area. Come visit and see how the copper mining industry helped form the local towns and communities.

Contact

Ducktown Basin Museum
212 Burra Burra Street
Ducktown, TN 37326
423-496-5778

More Information

Copper mining took place in the Ducktown Basin (Copper Basin) from 1850 to 1987, with more than dozen mines operating at one time. The Burra Burra Mine, located in Ducktown, Tennessee, operated from 1899 until 1959. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the site includes the Mine Office, Shops, Change House, Hoist House, and Powder House. The Ducktown Basin Museum is located on the grounds of the Burra Burra Mine. The museum interprets the history of the mining/smelting/chemical industries that operated in the Copper Basin as well as the environmental history of the area. Exhibits are housed in the Mine Superintendent’s Office and are open year round.

What People Are Saying

This was a very beautiful drive. It had a lot of overlooks and the trees were very beautiful. We also rode over to Joyce Kilmer Forest. This was a very nice hike and was amazing to see all the older trees. I would advise to take a bathroom break before the trip across the mountain.

Road trip

Linda, NC.

Incredible drive through the Cherokee National Forest. Lots of hiking, waterfalls and mountain streams. Areas of the skyway are rather curvy, so beware. Some like to speed through this area either in road rally’s or on motorcycle. Have seen several severe accidents.
A MUST visit for all the beauty!

Unbelievable beauty

dbauman, TN

We were surprised at how beautiful this route is. Sadly, our trip was cut short from annual undergrowth burning. We will definitely come back this way.

Gorgeous views

Mike, AL.

Nice smooth road that’s a lot of fun with beautiful sights. There’s plenty of pull offs for photos and small hikes and it makes a really nice scenic drive.

Awesome road and view

Illinois

We were in town to view the fall foliage. We hit it just right. This drive is magnificent. Several viewing sights along the way. Take advantage of all if possible.

Beautiful

Bruce, MS.

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Places to stay near here

FIND COMFORT NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE

The Tennessee Overhill region covers several areas that are full of wonderful places to stay. No matter where you end up, you can rest easy knowing days full of fun and adventure await!

The Lodge at Tellico

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Hidden Lake Campground

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Hampton Inn

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Economy Inn

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Green Cove Lodge

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Telliquah Falls Log Cabins

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Hilltop Hotel

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Mountain Creek Hideaway

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Farmhouse Inn

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