Next door to the courthouse and home to the Hardin County Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Tennessee River 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 myriad special events that take place throughout the year, so please call ahead or check the website. Don't miss the interesting museum gift shop.
The 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 Shiloh National Military Park Cooperating site, Trail of Tears National Historic Trail designated site and a Tennessee Heritage Trail site.