Connect with the spirit and history of Townsend, Cades Cove, and the Great Smoky Mountains. Our museum offers something for everyone, from hands-on activities to tours of original 19th-century buildings and our Cherokee Native American Collection. Our Educational Programming, Summer Concert Series, and Festivals & Special Events round out the rich cultural experience to be found at the GSM Heritage Center.
Exhibits & Galleries
Locally discovered pottery, stone tools, and other artifacts are on display and some are over 10,000 years old!
Over fifteen operational historic buildings and cabins have been restored in the Village and on the HC site.
Concerts & Events
The Heritage Center is host to numerous annual festivals, special events and the Summer Concert series.
The museum is one of East Tennessee’s premier facilities for non-traditional, hands-on learning.