Museums in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina
History comes to life at the many museums in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. Explore the many cultures of the region through exhibits dedicated to preserving traditions and historical recreations of the indigenous Cherokee tribe; the natural history of the land through ancient fossils and precious minerals; and folk art institutes showcasing the handmade crafts of the mountain people that also pass on that knowledge to visitors. Make your own cultural memories when you participate in the experience at museums in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and enjoy the song, dance, arts, and crafts birthed in the region.
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|Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center||Mountain City||Details|
|Southern Appalachian collection : log cabins, artifacts, memories. Book series, national bestsellers. Located Black Rock Mountain|
|Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum||Franklin||Details|
|A free Gem and Mineral Museum located in the historic 1850's Jail in the center of town. There are 8 rooms filled with specimen. These rooms are dedicated to: Minerals from North Carolina; Fossils; Indian Artifacts; Fluorescing minerals; and a collection of minerals and specimen from around the world. There is also a fine gift shop with some jewelry crafted by local artisans and a collection of bo ...|
|Macon County Historical Museum||Franklin||Details|
|The Macon County Historical Museum celebrates the heritage of Macon County and the Southern Appalachian area. Displays featuring artifacts, documents, photos, tools, clothing and maps. Many special events are featured involving the museum.|
|Museum of the Cherokee Indian||Cherokee||Details|
|The Museum of the Cherokee Indian takes visitors all the way back to the beginnings of human existence here in these glorious, storied mountains of western North Carolina. The museum provides an educational and interactive experience where concise, chronological stories retrace the 11,000 year documented history of the Cherokees.|
|Scottish Tartans Museum||Franklin||Details|
|The Scottish Tartans Museum contains the official registry of all publicly known Tartans and is the American extension of the Scottish Tartans Society in Edinburgh, Scotland. A non profit Tartan Museum and gift shop. The only one of its kind in the US, offers Scottish foods, clothing and specialty items. Tours available, Only $1 for Museum entry|
|Smoky Mountain Trains Lionel Train Museum||Bryson City||Details|
|Catch the spirit of model railroading. Museum ranked in top ten in U.S. Owned and operated by the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad.|
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