Gift Shop

The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center Museum store is open during all Museum hours and most special events. There is no admission required to shop in the Museum Store. Choose from a wide assortment of unique merchandise from fine regional artists, authors, musicians, photographers and local companies.

Browse though our store for one of a kind gifts, an extensive selection of regional books, GSM National Park maps and guide books, Smoky Mountain t-shirts, plush Black Bears and hand puppets, pottery, jewelry, jams and Jellies, hand-crafted jewelry, baskets, local soaps and candles, CD’s , DVD’s and much more.

When you purchase an item from the Museum Store all of the proceeds benefit the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center and you have a piece of the Appalachian region to keep for yourself or give as a unique gift.

We are proud to carry items from these talented regional artists whose work represent some of our best selling items:


Lois Alexander – Pen & Ink illustrations of Cades Cove, tote bags, coffee mugs, candles, note cards, framed art

Susan Meachum – Smoky Mountain inspired watercolor art and note cards

Steve Norris –Brilliant and colorful art of the Smoky Mountains

Kevin Roberson – 50th Anniversary of GSMNP commemorative poster and artwork inspired by Smoky mountain wildlife

Andrea Wilson – Beautifully illustrated wildflower art and note cards



Valerie Budayr – Author of a heartwarming story for children The Fox Diaries

Elizabeth Etnier – Personal accounts and observations of hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains

Missy Tipton-Green – A compilation of historic hotels and lodging in and around the Great Smoky Mountains in east Tennessee From Mineral Springs to Bed Springs

Margaret Oliver – Co-author of Sketches of the Olivers A Family History 1726 to 1966 First Permanent Settlers of Cades Cove

Dr. Gail Palmer – Author of several well researched books and videos about the human culture, legends and myths of the Great Smoky Mountains region

Charity & Ian Rutter – Husband and wife author / designer with a beautifully written, photographed and designed book showcasing fly fishing the streams and tailwaters of Southern Appalachia

Marcia Spencer- The author of an extensively researched description of the history of Clingmans Dome – the highest point in both the National Park and the state of Tennessee

Lin Stepp – A well respected college professor turned author who has mastered the art of presenting engaging fictional characters all set in the Smoky mountains region in her first six books in a continuing series.

Joel Zachry – A naturalist who has turned his keen observations into stories of Bears We’ve met.


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Harry Bowie – East Tennessee beekeeper presents homemade honey and wonderful votive candles made from bees wax in the shape of black bears


Hugh Bowie – East Tennessee blacksmith hand crafts black metal into wonderful functional pieces for your home

Vienna Coffee – Local coffee bean roaster has made an exclusive blend of both regular and decaffeinated coffee exclusively for the Heritage Center

Cofer Lathe Craft – Hand turned walking sticks made of ash

Judy Horn – Corn Husk Shoppe – Hand crated jewelry and flower stems made from seed Unique Gourdian angels hand made from gourds

Jeanine Hewitt – East Tennessee crafter assembles richly detailed seasonal wreaths

Billy Reynolds- Award winning local woodcarver with a handmade collection of Christmas ornaments resembling Appalachian cabins

Terri Reynolds – Local East Tennessee artist with a collection of hand painted and cut gourds in a variety of motifs

Becky Weaver – East Tennessee artist weaving baskets from local kudzu and other materials



Sherri Becnel – versatile East Tennessee artist makes fine jewelry and handcrafted purses

Alan Lyle – East Tennessee artist with photographs of Cades Cove and wildlife mounted on beautiful jewelry to be worn as pins or necklaces

Judy Horn – Corn Husk Shoppe – unique jewelry and flower stems made from seeds for a unique and colorful gift

Smoky Mountain Gold – local artist coats items found in nature with 24 K gold or silver and offered as pins, pendants and earrings

Sandra Smathers – talented regional artist offering wildlife and nature scenes hand applied to jewelry items

Alane Wyss – local artist handcrafts glass bead jewelry bracelets


Award winning photographers focusing on nature and spectacular scenery in and around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Jim Bush

Rex Gullufsen

Bill Lea

Kris Light

Judy Johns

Elizabeth McFall

Brian Shults

Barry Spruce


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Sandra Byrne – East Tennessee artist throws each piece of pottery by hand for a unique selection of functional pottery gifts. Choose from brie bakers, apple bakers, honey pots, dishes, mugs, pie plates, spoon rests, vases and much more


Mike Clemmer – local Townsend musician that handcrafts dulcimers in his Townsend shop has recorded a CD with his favorite dulcimer instrumentals

Randy McGinnis – award winning Native American musician with soothing sounds playing a wide variety of Native American songs for the Native American flute


Soaps & Candles
Knoxville Soap & Candle Company – hand made high quality soaps and candles made in Knoxville