Farragut Museum & Gift Shop

Farragut Museum and Gift Shop

Farragut Museum and Gift Shop

The Farragut Museum, located inside Farragut Town Hall, is home to one of the largest collections of Admiral David Farragut artifacts in the country. Farragut, who was born in 1801 at Lowe’s Ferry on the Holston River, was the first rear admiral, vice admiral, and admiral in the United States Navy. He’s best known for saying, “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!” during the Battle of Mobile Bay on Aug. 5, 1864.

The Museum also tells the story of the Farragut and Concord communities through photos and other objects, and a rotating gallery holds temporary exhibits. After perusing the Museum, visitors can shop for books, videos, toys and crafts at the Francis L. Abel Gift Shop.

Just outside Town Hall, a Civil War Trails Marker commemorates the Battle of Campbell Station (Nov. 16, 1863). Farragut Memorial Plaza features a bronze statue of the Admiral, Civil War-era cannons on loan from the U.S. Naval Yard, and a stone monument that formerly marked Farragut’s birthplace.

Museum admission is free. Those interested in group tours or volunteer opportunities should call 218-3377. More information is available at townoffarragut.org/museum.

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Latitude: 35.878167 Longitude: -84.161067 Elevation: 891 ft
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Seasons Open

All

Hours Open

Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Fees

Admission is Free

ADA Accessibility Notes

The Museum is ADA Accessible

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