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.


Music In The Round

ANITA BECKY KACEYWe 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.

Opening Soon

GSMHC NTNL PARKS LOGOOpening on May 6th, the new National Parks Gallery will be a 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.

13th Annual Gala & Auction


Save the Date, May 21st, for the 13th Annual Heritage Happening Gala & Auction

This year’s theme is “Bright Past, Brighter Future”

To learn more about the 2016 Gala & Auction, please click here.

Tuesdays @ 2

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Join us as we present “Tuesdays @ 2” beginning March 22nd!

For a complete list of dates and topics, please click here