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.


Now closed on Sundays

The Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center will now be closed on Sundays through April 2, 2017.

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.

“TANASI 1796” March 25-26, 2017


Honor Our Heritage by attending the World Premier of Tanasi 1796: An Early Tennessee Docudrama presented at Clayton Center for the Arts. Two showings now available.

More Information to come.