Museum Guided Tours

Museum Tours for Adults:
Gallery and Historic Village presentations for groups of 12 or more adults are available when requested at least two weeks in advance, $4 per person. 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 may be scheduled any time between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information on Museum Tours for Adults, or for special requests contact:
Beth Sutton, Curator of Education
Phone: (865) 448-0044
E-mail: gsmhcedu@yahoo.com

Group Tours:
Group rates of $4 per person are available for groups of 12 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 motor-coach friendly driveway, unloading capability at the front door, and fully accessible restrooms.

Cades Cove Heritage Tours/Heritage Center Docent-Led Tour Package:
Take advantage of our combined tour package featuring the Cades Cove Heritage Tour & a Docent led tour of the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, when you bring your group of 10 or more people. Add the optional boxed lunch and you’ve created a perfect day for you and your group. The optional boxed lunch includes your choice of a gourmet ham or turkey sandwich with homemade potato chips, a delightful homemade cookie and bottle of water. Subject to availability of tour vehicles / driver – guides / docents

Rates for the above package are:

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

Total Cost, including optional box lunch, is $31 per person (Please plan to spend 6 to just over 6 1/2 hours with us on the day of your tour)

Advance reservations required. For additional details please contact:
Don M. Alexander, Cades Cove Tour & Museum Manager
Phone: (865) 448-0044
Email: don.alexander2880@yahoo.com

Cancellation Policy:
Due to popularity and strict scheduling, all group tours will be held to the following cancellation policy – Should your group need to cancel within ONE WEEK of your scheduled and confirmed date, your group will be responsible for a $50 cancellation fee. This fee will be collected by way of the credit card information obtained when booking your tour.