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Ducktown Basin Museum

212 Burra Burra Street, Ducktown, TN 37326
+1 423-496-5778
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So Glad We Stopped

I always wanted to visit the Ducktown Basin Museum and finally had a chance today. So glad I did... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
Bainbridge, Georgia
What an Eye-opening trip

So interesting and the two people there are so knowledgeable. Had no idea about this place, and was... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
New York City, New York
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The Ducktown Basin Museum is located on the historic mine site, which was the headquarters for Tennessee Copper Company and Cities Service mining operations from 1899 through 1975. An audiovisual presentation provides a brief historical introduction to the museum and its collection, which includes artifacts, photographs and displays depicting the industrial and cultural heritage of this former mining community. Larger artifacts are displayed on the grounds just outside the museum office.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
212 Burra Burra Street, Ducktown, TN 37326
+1 423-496-5778
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

I always wanted to visit the Ducktown Basin Museum and finally had a chance today. So glad I did. The Lady was very friendly and Helpful. The introductory movie was very interesting and gave a great overview of copper mining. Many thing to see inside...More

Thank GaryGeorgia
Reviewed 13 March 2017

So interesting and the two people there are so knowledgeable. Had no idea about this place, and was recommended by a local, and was truly worth it . Tucked away in Ducktown, just a few miles from Blue Ridge, and away from all the touristy...More

Thank brunello0549
Reviewed 3 December 2016

The two member staff of the Ducktown Basin Museum - Ken and Dawna - were two of the most friendly people I have ever met. They love their job and are eager to share the history of their town and the Ducktown copper mine. It...More

Thank NYLiberty2012
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Fascinating that residents preferred the denuded and eroded landscape. Landscape restoration brought allergies and bugs and animals, such as snakes.

Thank Anne P
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I would encourage everyone if in the area or to make preparation to visit the Ducktown Museum, it is very interesting to research and learn how copper was mined in Copperhill, Tennessee. Your may, want to search and find out if maybe you might have...More

Thank MaryAnneRose
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful little town! The views from the hill where the basin museum is located (sadly it was closed at the moment we got there) are incredible. If you ever pas by ducktown, please stop and enjoy it.

Thank Daniela V
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Small museum but very interesting. Very knowledgeable staff who were born and raised there. Very informative!

1  Thank KarenJ2928
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The Ducktown Basin Museum is listed as an hour tour. We were there for a couple of hours. Dawna and Ken are very knowledgeable about the area. Dawna grew up in a local Mining community. It is a delight to listen to her tales of...More

1  Thank rubyredvette
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

First thought was not going to be good. Did they changed my mind. Very good museum and great information on the area. A lot of history and pictures. Small but really good for the price. The staff are great, knowledgeable, locals and friendly. Come learn...More

1  Thank James M
Reviewed 18 June 2016

This little museum has an amazing story to tell. The local docents will tell you all about the area and how it went from being a "red desert" created by the mining industry to a beautiful place. There's not a lot to do in Ducktown,...More

1  Thank emptynester40
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