The GSM Heritage Center promotes the preservation of Appalachian historical buildings and has developed a positive reputation for the responsible stewardship of these historical assets.
Patrons often contact us to donate a structure for restoration on the Heritage Center campus. We have experts who move, restore and reassemble them where our visitors and patrons can connect with the spirit and history of these priceless artifacts. Each facility has a unique story which aligns with the mission of the GSMHC. The Historic Village is home to many these structures which have been furnished according to the period in which they were built.
Winter 2023* Pardon our dust! We are replacing the walkways through our Historic Village and therefore the Village may be partially or completely closed to visitors. Please call 865-448-044 for more detail.
For those who cannot physically come to the Heritage Center to explore the historic village, we have created virtual tours of the structures. The curatorial staff and interns have created tours for five buildings in 2022. Our goal is to develop tours for all 18 structures, including those housed inside the museum galleries.