Come Travel to Thousands of Years in the Past.

Join us at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center to celebrate the cultural heritage of East Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains region. Our gallery exhibits, educational programs, demonstrations and festivals guide you on an historic journey through time to visit the diverse cultures of Townsend and Tuckaleechee Cove.


New Exhibit Coming

The Kentucky Rifle Foundation & Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center presents

“Kentucky Rifles of the Great Smoky Mountains”

Featuring 20 rifles and pistols representing Eastern TN and Western NC

On exhibit May 1, 2018- October 25, 2018

15th Annual Gala & Auction

Mark your Calendars, May 19th, for the 15th Annual Heritage Happening Gala & Auction

This year’s theme is “Mountain Memories”


More information to follow…

Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival

Presented by the Townsend Artisan Guild & the Tennessee Valley Handspinners Guild; the 7th Annual Smoky Mountains Fiber Arts Festival takes place April 20-22.

Llamas, goats, angora rabbits – Fun for the entire family; hands on demonstrations and classes!

To find out more, please click here.