Tennessee River Museum

The Tennessee River Museum is located in the historic old post office building immediately west of the courthouse in downtown Savannah. The building was constructed in 1939 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum is a Trail of Tears National Historic Trail site, a Tennessee Heritage Trail site, and a Shiloh National Military Park cooperating site.

The museum allows guests to explore the history of the lower Tennessee River Valley, the Tennessee River and its influence on the land, its people and heritage of Tennessee. See exhibits on prehistoric times, Native American heritage, the Civil War era, the mussel industry, and steamboat transportation.  

There are several special events that take place throughout the year, so please call ahead or check the website. Be sure to check out the museum gift shop.

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Latitude: 35.2247 Longitude: -88.2477 Elevation: 446 ft

Seasons Open

Open year-round, closed on Easter, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day

Hours Open

Monday through Saturday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday 1- 5 p.m.


Adults $3 / Students & Children free

ADA Accessibility Notes


Pet Friendly Notes

Service dogs only, please.

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