Come Travel to Thousands of Years in the Past.

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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.


Walker Sisters’ Quilts

WALKER QUILT-2Now open in the Proffitt’s Gallery of the Museum, the Walker Sisters’ Quilts.

Lovingly hand-crafted by the Walker Sisters over the years, these quilts have never before been on public display.

For additional details on the Walker Sisters please click here.

Family Fun

Summer Programming Series

Join us again this summer at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, as we present, Family Fun!

New themes and activities each week.

To find out how you can participate, please click here.

Music In The Round

MITR WEB CONTENT SLIDE_2016We invite you to ‘Save the Date’!

July 15th is our next Music in the Round event featuring a trio of songwriters that will share their journey in the music world and the emotion behind some of their most treasured songs. The evening will be held at the beautiful Barn Event Center in Townsend.

Please click here for additional details.

Now Open

GSMHC NTNL PARKS LOGOOur New National Parks Gallery is now open and is part of your Museum Admission and experience when visiting the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center.

To learn more about this exciting collaboration, please click here.