Heritage Happening! Gala — May 18, 2013
This popular and exciting annual event provides a unique and elegant giving opportunity from which all proceeds will be dedicated to the mission of the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center which is to preserve, protect and promote the unique history and rich culture of the residents and Native Americans who inhabited the East Tennessee mountain communities.
Auction items range from hundreds of art objects supplied by local artisans to furniture to sports memorabilia to car detailing to vacation getaways. For more information on available items please visit the Auction website by clicking the link above.
Check the website regularly as we are receiving items almost daily.
Visit authentic historic structures and tour the galleries to learn more about 1800's Smokies life.
10 AM - 5 PM
Monday - Saturday
Sunday Noon - 5 PM
Located between the Townsend traffic light and the national park entrance, on Scenic Highway 73.
Adults (18-59) $6
Seniors (60+) $4
Children (6-17) $4
Under 6 Free
Admission Free with Membership
(Contact us for membership application)
For information on
Cades Cove Heritage Tours, visit www.cadescoveheritagetours.org
To travel thousands of years to the past, just leave your car in the parking lot.
Join us at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center to celebrate the cultural heritage of East Tennessee and the Great Smoky Moutains 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.
Native Americans of East Tennessee
Artifacts representing 5,000 years of Native American life related to hunting, pottery, foodways, ceremony, games, medicine, and trade.
Pioneer and Mountain Culture
Daily life, family and community, medicine, industry, recreation, and education.
Tennessee on the Move
A postal wagon, farming vehicles, a surrey, a freight wagon, and road construction equipment.
- The Cardwell Log Cabin
- The Montvale Station
- Wilder Chapel
- Two Cantilever Barns
- Set-off House from Little River Lumber Company
- Wheelwright Shop
- Underground Still/Shed
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:
Megan Griffin, Curator of Education
Phone: (865) 448-0044
(subject to change)
SPRING CONCERT SERIES
Presented by East Tennessee Concrete Lifting and The Barn Event Center
GSMHC Guild Presents
"HEARTBEAT OF THE MOUNTAINS"
Annual Gala Dinner & Auction
View Items at Auction
SUNSET MUSIC SERIES
Boyd's Jig & Reel
in the Old City
Early Morning String Dusters
"The Georgia Songbird"
Blues, Americana, Jazz
Jerry Butler & The Blu-J's
Classic Country, Bluegrass, Gospel
Sons of Bluegrass
featuring Nancy Brennan Strange
Old Time Jazz & Stringband Music
The George Harper Band
Country, Bluegrass, Roots Music
Three-Time National Flat-Picking Champion
BOY SCOUT DAY
(pre-registration required -
Made possible through the generosity of
First Tennessee Foundation
October 5 - 6
October 11 - 13
CUB SCOUT DAY