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.


Blue Ribbon Country Fair

BRCF RIBBON-2016_LOISThe 10th Annual Blue Ribbon Country Fair is Sat, Sep 24th!

Bring your family and friends and delight in Blount County’s only Fair as we celebrate! Favorite events include the Lodge Ladie’s Skillet Throw, Catch a Greased Pig Contest, and more. Visit HERE for more information!

Candlelight Tour – Biltmore House

BILTMORE HOUSE-CHRISTMASA one day tour, exclusively designed for our guests by the experts at Biltmore Estate, awaits you on Sat, Nov 19th.

Experience includes an elegant Holiday Lunch Buffet, wine tasting & tour, admission to Biltmore Estate & House as well as a Candlelight Tour. To view complete details please click HERE.

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; Steve Rushingwind, Randy McGinnis 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.