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.


14th Annual Gala & Auction

Mark your Calendars, May 20th, for the 14th Annual Heritage Happening Gala & Auction

This year’s theme is “Celebrating the Smokies”

To learn more about the 2017 Gala & Auction, please click here

To Purchase tickets, please click here.

Now OPEN Sundays

The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center will now be OPEN on Sundays (noon-5).

The Center will be closed on Easter Sunday (April 16th).

For a complete list of hours, directions and information on admission, please click here.

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 21-23.

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

To find out more, please click here.