Living Heritage Museum

Trace the history of McMinn County

Paid Admission
Hours: Tue-Fri, 10am-5pm Saturday 10am – 4pm (Closed Sunday & Monday)

Contact

McMinn Living Heritage Museum
522 West Madison Avenue
Athens, TN
423-745-0329

More Information

Explore three floors of exhibit areas that trace the history of McMinn County, from the Cherokee Indians and early settlers through the 1940s. Exhibits include an impressive collection of valuable and rare glassware. Special events and classes throughout the year include a national quilt show and one of the largest hooked rug exhibits in the Southeast.

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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!

Super 8

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Comfort Inn

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America’s Best Value

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Econo Lodge

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Days Inn

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I-75 Campground

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Over-Niter RV Park

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Hampton Inn

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Motor Inns of America

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