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"Museum of Appalachia: Norris, Tennessee" Norris by Stephen-KarenConn

Norris Travel Guide: 30 reviews and 41 photos

Normally I would not devote a complete set of pages to a single museum, but the Museum of Appalachia is no ordinary place. It is a wondrous 60 acre living mountain village, which has earned rave reviews in such far flung periodicals as The New York Times, Kansas City Star and Los Angeles Herald Examiner. The Official State of Tennessee Blue Book calls the Museum of Appalachia "The most authentic and complete replica of pioneer Appalachian life in the world."

Step inside these pages and let us share with you just a small sampling of the of the more than three dozen structures and 250,000 artifacts which help make this one of our favorite museums in all the world.

  • Last visit to Norris: Nov 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • freddie18's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2007 at 6:24 PM

    What a nice place you have here. Good stuff not to mention the extraordinary White Silkie Chicken. Very interesting.

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2005 at 8:15 PM

    Wow Stephen you could not get any more country then this page ,Tennessee is indeed a beautiful state You made it look like a great place for a future visit Stephen wonderful place for a future visit Stephen

  • Jan 8, 2005 at 10:08 AM

    Thanks for the very clear description and photo of a salt kettle. I have a friend who lives on Salt Kettle Lane, and an online search turned up "millions" of Salt Kettle Houses, etc. but no definition/description, even in an encyclopedia or two. Thanks

  • jamiesno's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2005 at 5:57 PM

    Stephen this is a nice page but what a great place. I really appreciate places that thrive to be authentic and it looks like that was front and center for this museum. You would find this site interesting:

  • Nov 29, 2004 at 2:09 PM

    We actually had a house bout on Norris Lake, at the Old Strait creek boat dock

  • benidormone's Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2004 at 6:07 PM

    Another great page you added, I'm learning more and more about the nice places in the USA!!!

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2004 at 6:14 AM

    Mounds Cake sounds delicious!! Fascinating page, your photos are beautiful. Very informative & so interesting. Well done (~_~)

  • tpal's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2004 at 3:30 PM

    One heck of a pot! What remarkable buildings. As you may not know, Buffalo was burned to the ground during the War of 1812 so there much frontier stuff left. The Museum of Appalachia is a treasure ...Tom

  • windsorgirl's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2004 at 8:18 AM

    Your enthusiasm for this place is contagious! It looks fascinating, I'd esp like to see the one room schoolhouse as my mother taught in one in rural Saskatchewan. Great pages!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2004 at 7:04 AM

    I was mesmerized by these pages! Story of Harrison Mayes is fascinating. Cantilever Barns are quite unique. Love the White Silkies. Mounds Cake, oh, my! Enchanting, captivating, perceptive writing with vivid visuals!

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