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.


Mountain Magic

Mountain Magic LogoJoin us from Fri, Aug 26 to Sun, Aug 28 for the Annual Mountain Magic: Native American Music & Cultural Festival. The performance line up for 2016 is exceptional and features; R. Carlos Nikai, Steve Rushingwind, Gareth Laffely and more.

For additional information on this year’s festival please click here.

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.

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.