Museums in Tennessee

Name Location Region Type
Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum Harrogate East Biographical
Adventure Science Center Nashville Middle Science
Alex Haley House and Museum Henning West Historic house
American Museum of Science and Energy Oak Ridge East Science
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site Greeneville East Historic house
Archie Campbell Tourism Complex Bulls Gap East Biographical
Arrowheads/Aerospace Cultural Center Manchester Middle Local history
Art Museum of the University of Memphis Memphis West Art
Athenaeum Rectory Columbia Middle Historic house
Austin Peay State University Art Galleries Clarksville Middle Art
Bartlett Museum Bartlett West History
Battles for Chattanooga Electric Map and Museum Lookout Mountain East Military
Bays Mountain Park Kingsport East Multiple
Beck Cultural Exchange Center Knoxville East Ethnic - African American
Beechcraft Heritage Museum Tullahoma Middle Aviation
Beech River Cultural Center and Museum Lexington West Local history
Belle Meade Plantation Belle Meade Middle Historic house
Belmont Mansion (Tennessee) Nashville Middle Historic house
Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art Memphis West Art
Bemis Mill Village Museum Jackson West Local history
Biblical Resource Center & Museum Collierville West Religious
Blockade Runner, Sutlery & Civil War Museum Wartrace Middle Military
Blount County Historical Museum Maryville East Local history
Blount Mansion Knoxville East Historic house
Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center Murfreesboro Middle Local history
Breweriana Museum Millersville Middle Commodity
Buford Pusser Home and Museum Adamsville West Biographical
Burkle Estate Memphis West Historic house
Butler Museum Butler East History
Cannonsburgh Village Murfreesboro Middle Open air
Carl Van Vechten Gallery Nashville Middle Art
Carnton Plantation Franklin Middle Historic house
Carter House Franklin Middle Historic house
Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum Jackson West Railroad
Charles Hall Museum Tellico Plains East Local history
Chasing Rainbows Pigeon Forge East Biographical
Chattanooga African-American Museum Chattanooga East African American
Chattanooga History Center Chattanooga East Local history
Chattanooga Model Railroad Museum Chattanooga East Railroad
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art Nashville Middle Art
Cherokee & David Crockett Museum & Cultural Center Lawrenceburg Middle Ethnic - Native American
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Chattanooga East Military
Children's Museum of Memphis Memphis West Children's
Children's Museum of Oak Ridge Oak Ridge East Children's
Chucalissa Museum and Archaeological site Memphis West Ethnic - Native American
Clay County Museum Celina Middle Local history
Clement Railroad Hotel Museum Dickson Middle Local history
Cold Spring School and Museum Portland Middle Local history
Cookeville Depot Museum Cookeville Middle Railroad
Cookeville History Museum Cookeville Middle Local history
Coon Creek Science Center Adamsville West Natural history
Cooter's Museum Gatlinburg East Media
Cooter's Place Nashville Middle Media
Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park Byrdstown Middle Biographical
The Cotton Museum Memphis West Industry - Cotton
Cotton Museum of the South Bells West Industry
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Nashville Middle Hall of fame- Music
Cowan Railroad Museum Cowan Middle Railroad
Cragfont Castalian Springs Middle Historic house
Creative Discovery Museum Chattanooga East Children's
Crescent Bend Knoxville East Historic house
Crockett Museum Lawrenceburg Middle Biographical
Crockett Tavern Museum Morristown East Biographical
Cross Plains Heritage Museum, Library & Archives Cross Plains Middle Local history
Cumberland Homesteads Tower Museum Crossville East History
Customs House Museum and Cultural Center Clarksville Middle Multiple
David Crockett State Park Lawrenceburg Middle Biographical
Davies Manor Memphis West Historic house
Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park Limestone East Biographical
Dickson-Williams Mansion Greeneville East Historic house
Dinosaur Walk Museum Pigeon Forge East Natural history
Discovery Center at Murfree Spring Murfreesboro Middle Nature center
Discovery Museum of West Tennessee Jackson West Multiple
Dixie Gun Works Old Car Museum Union City West Multiple
Dixon Gallery and Gardens Memphis West Art
Doak House Museum Greeneville East Historic house
Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum Clarksville Middle Aviation
Downtown Gallery (University of Tennessee) Knoxville East Art
Dragon Dreams Museum and Gift Shop Chattanooga East Commodity - Dragon-themed items
Ducktown Basin Museum Ducktown East Mining
Dunbar Carver Alumni Museum and Cultural Center Brownsville West African American
Dunlap Coke Ovens Park Dunlap Middle Industry
Dyer County Museum Dyersburg West Local history
East Tennessee Discovery Center Knoxville East Science
East Tennessee History Center Knoxville East Local history
Elm Springs Columbia Middle Historic building
Elvis Museum Pigeon Forge East Biographical
International Rock-a-billy Hall of Fame Tiptonville West Music - Rock-a-billy
Emporium Center Gallery Knoxville East Art
Englewood Textile Museum Englewood East Industry - Textile
Ethridge Museum Ethridge Middle Local history
Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture Knoxville East Art
Exchange Place - Gaines Preston Farm Kingsport East Living
Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens McMinnville Middle Historic house
Falls Mill Belvidere Middle Mill
Farragut Folklife Museum Farragut East Local history
Fayetteville Lincoln County Museum and Civic Center Fayetteville Middle History
Fire Museum of Memphis Memphis West Fire fighting
Fisk University Galleries Nashville Middle Art
Floyd Garrett's Muscle Car Museum Sevierville East Automobile
Fort Donelson National Battlefield Dover Middle Military
Fort Loudoun Vonore East Military
Fort Pillow State Park and Museum Henning West Fort - Civil War
Fort Southwest Point Kingston East Military
Frank H. McClung Museum Knoxville East Multiple
Frist Center for the Visual Arts Nashville Middle Art
Galen School Museum Lafayette Middle Local history
General Shale Museum of Ancient Brick Johnson City East Commodity
Giles County Historical Museum Pulaski Middle Local history
Girl Scout Museum at Daisy's Place Knoxville East Scouting
Graceland Memphis West Historic house
Granville Museum Granville Middle Local history
Gray Fossil Museum Gray East Natural history
Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center Townsend East Open air
Green Frog Village Bells West Local History
Greenback Heritage Museum Greenback East Local history
Green McAdoo Cultural Center Clinton East Ethnic - African American
Guinness World Records Gatlinburg East Amusement
Hands On! Regional Museum Johnson City East Children's
Hands-On Science Center Tullahoma Middle Science
Haywood County Museum Brownsville West Local history
Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County Murfreesboro Middle Local history
The Hermitage Hermitage Middle Historic house
Historic Collinsville Southside Middle Living history
Historic Mansker's Station Goodlettsville Middle Living
Historic Rugby Rugby East Open air
Hollywood Star Cars Museum Gatlinburg East Automobile
Hollywood Wax Museum (Gatlinburg, Tennessee) Gatlinburg East Media
Houston Museum of Decorative Arts Chattanooga East Art
Howard H. Baker, Jr. Museum Knoxville East Political
Hunter Museum of American Art Chattanooga East Art
Iljams Nature Center Knoxville East Nature Center
International Rock-a-billy Hall of Fame Jackson West Music - Rock-a-billy
International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum Chattanooga East Transportation
J. Houston Gordon Museum Martin West Multiple
James K. Polk Ancestral Home Columbia Middle Historic house
James D. Vaughan Museum Lawrenceburg Middle Music
James White's Fort Knoxville East Historic house
Johnsonville State Historic Park New Johnsonville Middle Military
Jonesborough/Washington County History Museum Jonesborough East History
Knoxville Museum of Art Knoxville East Art
L & N Train Station Clarksville Middle Railroad
Lairdland Farm House Cornersville Middle Historic house
Lane Motor Museum Nashville Middle Transportation - Automobile
Lenoir Museum Cultural Complex Norris East Multiple
Lenoir City Museum Lenoir City East Local history
Leu Art Gallery Nashville Middle Art
Lichterman Nature Center Memphis West Nature center
Little Congress Bicycle Museums Cumberland Gap Middle Transportation
Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum Townsend East Railroad
Loretta Lynn Ranch Hurricane Mills West Multiple
Louisville & Nashville Railroad Station/Museum Etowah East Railroad
Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum Collegedale East Archaeology
Lynnville Railroad Museum Lynville Middle Railroad
Mabry-Hazen House Knoxville East Historic house
Marble Springs Knoxville East Historic site
Matt Gardner Homestead Museum Elkton Middle Historic house
McMinn County Living Heritage Museum Athens East History
McNairy County Historical Museum Selmer West Local history
Meigs County Historical Museum Decatur East Local history
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art Memphis West Art
Memphis Rock N' Soul Museum Memphis West Music - Rock 'n' Roll
Military Branch Museum Nashville Middle Military
Military Memorial Museum of the Upper Cumberland Crossville East Military
Mississippi River Park and Museum Memphis West Maritime
Mitchell Museum Tullahoma Middle Local history
Moore County Old Jail Museum Lynchburg Middle Prison
Mount Pleasant/Maury Museum of Local History Mount Pleasant Middle Local history
Museum at Mountain Home Johnson City East Medical
Museum Center at 5ive Points Cleveland East Local history / Culture
Museum of Appalachia Norris East Living
Museum of Salt & Pepper Shakers Gatlinburg East Commodity - Salt and pepper shakers
Museum of Scott County Huntsville East History
Music Valley Wax Museum Nashville Middle Wax
Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Depot and Railroad Museum Jackson West Railroad
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere Nashville Middle Multiple
Nathanael Greene Museum Greeneville East Local history
National Bird Dog Museum Grand Junction West Sports
National Civil Rights Museum Memphis West History
National Medal of Honor Museum of Military History Chattanooga East Military
National Ornamental Metal Museum Memphis West Decorative art
Newbern Depot & Railroad Museum Newbern West Railroad
Netherlands Inn House Museum Kingsport East Historic house
Oaklands Historic House Museum Murfreesboro Middle Historic house
Oaklawn Garden Germantown West Local history
Obion County Museum Union City West Local history
Old Jail Museum Lawrenceburg Middle Prison
Old Jail Museum Winchester Middle Prison
Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park Manchester Middle Archaeology
Overton County Heritage Museum Livingston Middle Local history
Paris-Henry County Heritage Center Paris West Local history
Parsons Area Historical Museum Parsons West Local history
Parthenon Nashville Middle Art
Pink Palace Museum and Planetarium Memphis West Multiple
Pioneer Hall Museum Pleasant Hill East Local history
President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library Greeneville East Biographical
Ralph J. Passarella Museum Loretto Middle History
Ramsey House Knoxville East Historic house
Rattle and Snap Columbia Middle Historic house
Red Clay State Park Cleveland East Native American
Reece Museum Johnson City East Multiple
Rhea County Courthouse and Museum Dayton East History
Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum Gatlinburg East Oddities
Rippavilla Plantation Spring Hill Middle Historic house
Robertson County History Museum Springfield Middle Local history
Rock Castle Hendersonville Middle Historic house
Rocky Mount Museum Piney Flats East Living history
Rose Mont Gallatin Middle Historic house
Roy Acuff Union Museum and Library Maynardville East History
Sam Davis Home Smyrna Middle Historic house
Sam Davis Museum Pulaski Middle Military
Sam Houston Schoolhouse Maryville East School
Scarritt-Bennett Center Collection of Ethnographic Artifacts Nashville Middle Anthropology
Sequoyah Birthplace Museum Vonore East Ethnic - Native American
Sevier County Heritage Museum Sevierville East Local history
Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park Pall Mall Middle Biographical
Shiloh National Military Park Savannah Middle Military
Smith County Heritage Museum Carthage Middle Local history
Smith-Trahern Mansion Clarksville Middle Historic house
Smoky Mountain Car Museum Pigeon Forge East Automobile
Soda Museum Springfield Middle Commodity
Southern Appalachia Railway Museum Oak Ridge East Railroad
Southern Gospel Museum and Hall of Fame Pigeon Forge East Hall of fame- Music
Southern Museum and Galleries of Photography, Culture and History McMinnville East Art
Sparta Rock House Sparta Middle Historic house
Stax Museum of American Soul Music Memphis West Music - Industry
Stones River National Battlefield Murfreesboro Middle Military
Sumner County Museum Gallatin Middle Local history
Sun Studio Memphis West Music - Industry
Sweetwater Heritage Museum Sweetwater East Local history
Swift Aircraft Museum Athens East Aviation
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park Elizabethton East Multiple
Tennessee Agricultural Museum Nashville Middle Open air
Tennessee Central Railway Museum Nashville Middle Railroad
Tennessee Football Hall of Fame Knoxville East Sports
Tennessee Museum of Aviation Sevierville East Aviation
Tennessee Museum of Early Farm Life Spring Hill Middle Agriculture
Tennessee Newspaper & Printing Museum Rogersville East Media
Tennessee River Folklife Museum Eva West Culture
Tennessee River Freshwater Pearl Farm Camden West Industry
Tennessee River Museum Savannah West Local history
Tennessee State Museum Nashville Middle History
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Chattanooga East Railroad
Tipton County Museum Covington West Local history
Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site Johnson City East Historic house
Todd Gallery Murfreesboro Middle Art
Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum Nashville Middle Historic house
Treasuring the Word Rare Bible & Book Museum Sevierville East Religious
Trenton Teapot Museum Trenton West Commodity - Teapot
Tullahoma Fine Arts Center Tullahoma Middle Art
Unicoi County Heritage Museum Erwin East Local history
University of the South Art Gallery Sewanee Middle Art
Vanderbilt University Galleries Nashville Middle Art
Veterans' Museum Halls West Aviation
Vonore Heritage Museum Vonore East Local history
W. C. Handy Museum Memphis West Historic house, music history
Warren County Heritage Center and Museum McMinnville East Local history
West Tennessee Agricultural Museum Milan West Agriculture
West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center Brownsville West Local history
West Tennessee Cultural Heritage Museum Jackson West Local history
West Tennessee Regional Art Center Humboldt West Art
Willie Nelson General Store & Museum Nashville Middle Biographical
Wings of Liberty Military Museum Clarksville Middle Military
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Knoxville East Hall of fame- Sports
Wyatt Archaeological Museum Cornersville Middle Archaeology
Wynnewood State Historic Area Castalian Springs Middle Historic house