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Homesteads Tower Museum

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well worth our time

This site is a bit off the highway but it's enjoyable scenery and a welcome break from high... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2016
2seniors53
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A great place to learn about upper Cumberland history. You could even climb to the top of the... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2016
Dale W
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This landmark structure was built in 1937-1938 to house the administrative offices of the Cumberland Homesteads, a project of FDR’s New Deal. It is located 4 miles south of Crossville, TN at the junction of Highways 127S and 68. The octagonal stone...more
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96 Highway 68, Crossville, TN 38555-2804
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Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

This site is a bit off the highway but it's enjoyable scenery and a welcome break from high speed! We didn't even know about this FDR program until we stopped. It was interesting to see the inside of a home and hear about the different...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2016

Pretty little museum. 97 steps to climb for a great 360 degree panorama view. Not really "exciting", but interesting.

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Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

A great place to learn about upper Cumberland history. You could even climb to the top of the tower. Very good displays and very good people who run it.

1  Thank Dale W
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited this on a whim one evening. We liked that we were able to explore on our own. However, the very top of the tower was littered with dead bugs everywhere including the crazy amounts of living flies flying around in...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2016

The stone tower, known as the Homesteads Tower, takes you back to the dark days of this country's Depression, and pays tribute to the courageous men, women and children who overcame those tough times. The headquarters tower and the approximately 250 stone homestead homes that...More

1  Thank W H
Reviewed 16 March 2016

We just visited the Museum Saturday. It is really informative and interesting. There is a short video that explains everything. It is an amazing story.

2  Thank Moony12
Reviewed 16 March 2016

This is a much overlooked site for Cumberland County. It's well worth your time if you're interested in 'the New Deal". Good video, but local folks, photos, artifacts and, if you're brave enough to climb the stairs, a great scenic view from above.

1  Thank Bonnie S
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Small museum with a very interesting historical information. There is a tower to see Crossville. Admission adults $5 Children $2 Children under 5 are free. Open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 1-5pm.

1  Thank ErnestandPat
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Fun adventure into another time. Don't forget to visit the country general store. Also nice park and playground.

Thank Barbara N
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Great history museum showing Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal as it played out with the local people of Tennessee. Out of 250 sandstone homes built by the families in the community, 218 still stand. The CCC and local professors assisted in training the local families to...More

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Pauline C
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Thanks for your inquiry. Admission to the museum is $4.00.
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