East Tennessee History Center

Recognizing that East Tennessee’s history and heritage are distinct from the rest of the state, the East Tennessee History Center provides a full range of history and genealogy related services. Visitors can explore the region’s history through a premiere genealogy and history research library, a regional museum, lectures, tours, genealogy classes, and teacher and student education.
Located here are the McClung Historical Collection (865-215-8801); Knox County Archives (865-215-8800); the East Tennessee Historical Society (865-215-8824); and the Museum of East Tennessee History. 

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Latitude: 35.9640569 Longitude: -83.9178765 Elevation: 941 ft
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Seasons Open

Open all seasons

Hours Open

Hours vary by institution. Call 865-215-8824.


McClung Collection & Knox County Archives open and free to public. Museum of East Tennessee History admission $5 adults, $4 seniors, childen 16 & under free. Sunday is free family day.

Eco-Friendly Notes

The building is environmentally efficient.

ADA Accessibility Notes

 The History Center is ADA accessible.

Pet Friendly Notes

No pets allowed.

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