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Homesteads Tower Museum

Junction of Highways 127S and 68, Crossville, TN 38555
+1 931-456-9663
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Full of history.

Lots of history, never knew homes were built like this. Went up in the tower, good views. Not far... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
rjackson01
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Nixa, Missouri
Revisiting TN History

We weren't at all familiar with any of Tennessee's history. We viewed a short film about a very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
smiles4hisglory
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Hampton, Virginia
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Junction of Highways 127S and 68, Crossville, TN 38555
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of history, never knew homes were built like this. Went up in the tower, good views. Not far from the State Park.

Thank rjackson01
Homesteads_Fan, Public Relations Manager at Homesteads Tower Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We weren't at all familiar with any of Tennessee's history. We viewed a short film about a very important part of our nation's history. I had studied it in school but never knew much about the "Great Depression" during Roosevelt's "New Deal". We especially enjoyed...More

Thank smiles4hisglory
Homesteads_Fan, Public Relations Manager at Homesteads Tower Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting and for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor!

Reviewed 21 April 2017

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
Homesteads_Fan, Public Relations Manager at Homesteads Tower Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much!

Reviewed 6 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank justus2now
Homesteads_Fan, Public Relations Manager at Homesteads Tower Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience with others here on Trip Advisor!

Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank Diane G
Reviewed 13 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
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
Reviewed 29 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...More

2  Thank Courtney W
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...More

1  Thank Neverlaughs
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...More

1  Thank Robert E
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Pauline C
How much does it cost to come see this? In town like to come by.
27 March 2017|
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Response from Homesteads_Fan | Property representative |
Thanks for your inquiry. Admission to the museum is $4.00.
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