Museum Guided Tours

Museum Tours for Adults
Gallery and Historic Village presentations for groups of 10 or more adults are available when requested at least two weeks in advance. A member of the education department will greet your group, give an overview of the exhibits, and will be available in the galleries to answer questions. Tours can be scheduled to begin at any time between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Group rates are available. For more information or special requests contact:
Donna Walker-Knight, Curator of Education
Phone: (865) 448-0044

Group Tours
Group rates of $3 per person are available for groups of 10 or more people. Tours are self-guided; however, docent-led tours of the museum galleries and grounds are available upon request. Reservations must be made in advance. The Center offers a motorcoach-friendly driveway, unloading capability at the front door, and fully accessible restrooms.

Cancellation Policy: On the date the tour is created, a credit card number will be taken in the event of a cancellation. The group is able to cancel the tour up to 1 week prior to the date, because the date will not be able to be resold in a shorter period than this. If the tour is cancelled within a week of the tour, the credit card will be charged $50.00.

Cades Cove Heritage Tours/Heritage Center 
Docent-Led Tour Package
We can offer small  / large groups of 10 or more a package of a tour of Cades Cove & a docent-led tour of the Heritage Center with an optional box lunch including ham or turkey gourmet sandwich with homemade potato chips , homemade cookie and bottle of water.

Rates are:

  • $15 per person for the Cades Cove Tour (approx 3 ½ – 4 hours)
  • $3.00 per person for the docent led tour of GSMHC ( approx 2 hours)
  • $12 per person for the optional box lunch (approx 30 minutes – 45 minutes lunch break)

Total Cost including optional box lunch = $30 per person (approx 6 hours – 6 hours & 45 minutes)

Advance reservations required.

Contact Don M. Alexander (865) 448-0044 or

Subject to availability of tour vehicles / driver – guides / docents