Museum of Appalachia
The Museum of Appalachia, located in Norris, TN, is just 20 miles north of Knoxville. For those of you who have never heard of MoA, start taking notes because you’ll want to go ASAP!
The Museum of Appalachia is a living history museum that gives visitors a glimpse of pioneer life in the 19th-century. With more than 30 historic structures situated on 63 acres of pastures and fields (with live farm animals), the museum is an excellent place to spend a day or two exploring.
In addition to all the historic structures on the property, the museum also has several exhibit spaces. These exhibits are filled with thousands of artifacts, including one the largest folk art collections in the country. With so much history in one place, it’s no wonder that MoA recently became an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
MoA also offers a ton of great events and festivals throughout the year, so if you plan on going, be sure to check out their calendar of events online!
To learn more about the Museum of Appalachia, click here.
Photos are © Trevor Beemon.