Preserving the history of McMinn County.


Founded in 1982, the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum is a private, nonprofit organization housing more than 10,000 artifacts in 30 permanent exhibits that represent the culture and history of Southeast Tennessee from the 1700's to 1940's. We would love to have you stop by and take a look at our lovely collection and seasonal exhibits.


Visit the Museum!

Location: 522 West Madison Avenue, Athens, TN 37303

"Where History Comes to Life"

Adventurous & Educational!

Operational hours:

Tuesday - Friday (10 AM -5 PM)

Saturday (10 AM -4 PM)

Sunday - Monday (Closed)

Call for holiday hours