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Homesteads Tower Museum

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Address: Junction of Highways 127S and 68, Crossville, TN 38555
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+1 931-456-9663
10:00 - 17:00
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Visited this museum and found it very interesting, learning about some of the cultural that existed back years ago. There are many steps to climb up to the top of the tower... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Nickie J
Athens, United States
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Athens, United States
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited this museum and found it very interesting, learning about some of the cultural that existed back years ago. There are many steps to climb up to the top of the tower. Worth the visit!~

Thank Nickie J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is interesting but not exceptional. The only cost is if you'd like to watch the brief video. We're glad we did. It explained the economic issues Tennesseans and all of the U.S. were facing at that time. I admire the tenacity of those homesteaders, and we're still benefitting from their hours of labor. There are 3 rooms of... More 

1 Thank justus2now
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Small museum...and if you have a larger group of minimally interested teens, its a bit pricy for what you see. My teenagers just rushed right through it. That being said, I really enjoyed learning about the Homestead area . It is from Roosevelt's attempts to help the nation work and live during the great depression. Makes you feel proud of... More 

Thank Diane G
Raleigh, NC
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271 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We enjoyed touring this museum and the history of the plateau. The views of the tower are really nice too.

1 Thank claude_monnier
Fairfield Glade, Tennessee
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Lots of pictures and stories of the 1930s in the Homesteads. One of the real Gov't successes of Gov't involvement. Very interesting history of Tennessee settlement in 1930's.

1 Thank rb s
Dodge City, Kansas, United States
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This was a subsistence community created for the desperately poor families of the Cumberland Plateau region during the Great Depression. Museum building was constructed at the behest of Eleanor Roosevelt along with the homes in this vast community. The tower was once a water tower supplying to adjacent school. Inside are many of the household goods that furnished the Homestead... More 

2 Thank Courtney W
Cookeville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Wife and I have visited the museum and enjoyed the history and educational and social aspects of the New Deal education. Museum was a real eye opener about the suffering and life of local residents in the early 20th century. We were recommended to return to the Apple Festival and did so Saturday of the event. But we were a... More 

1 Thank Neverlaughs
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The homestead tower tells a wonderful story of days gone by. How the area developed and how Elenor Roosevelt had a passion for people and Gave the homesteading community a chance to pioneer the area with land. The people of homestead worked together to build homes and create communities. Very interesting even if you're not a history buff. The tower... More 

1 Thank Robert E
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This museum offers a look into a New Deal project which promised a home and land for rural poor who were willing to put in a lot of sweat equity and dedication for the community. You will find a very informative video, artifacts, and pictures of the people and their achievements. Close reading of some of the documents, letters, and... More 

1 Thank TortugaTraveler
Albany, IN
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful museum to learn about the history of the Homesteads. Take as much time to see, and visit the gift shop. Cookbooks, homemade items, etc. A must to visit!!

Thank Smatkins

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