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New Museum Very Nice

We have visited several times and always enjoy walking through the courthouse. We were surprised... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lisa B
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

We were free to walk through the courthouse, built in 1891. The woodwork is beautiful, and the... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
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375 Church St, Dayton, TN 37321-1352
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited several times and always enjoy walking through the courthouse. We were surprised this time with the new museum. We had Canadian guests with us who were very interested in the history of the area so it was perfect timing. Now all that...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

I was invited to see the soft opening of the newly updated Scopes museum. I am a board member of Main Street Dayton, TN. if you heard of the monkey trial in TN. in 1925 this is the same courthouse. the courtroom it was held...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 22 December 2017

We were free to walk through the courthouse, built in 1891. The woodwork is beautiful, and the court room where the Scopes trial was held is pretty amazing. So much character compared with today's architecture. We went through the museum in the basement. There was...More

Thank shooiec
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped by to visit the Scope Monkey Trial Museum in the basement of the courthouse. 30 minutes would probably be a reasonable amount of time to allow for a visit. No charge but donations are accepted.

Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We walked through the museum on Sunday morning. It was ostensibly closed, but they let us walk through as another party had arranged a special visit that morning. Riding their coat tails, we got to see the museum, which has a nice storyboard about the...More

Thank Angus H
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We went to the play "Frontpage News" presented in the actual courtroom where the Scopes Monkey Trial took place. It was fantastic. Well written and well performed. This only happens during the Scopes Festival so get on the Cumberland County Playhouse email list to get...More

Thank Kirk_Chandler
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We traveled to Dayton, Tennessee for the express purpose of visiting the Rhea County Courthouse where the Scopes "Monkey Trial" was conducted. The Courthouse bore a sign that said, "Read your Bible", just steps away from the newly unveiled statue of Clarence Darrow. The second...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

I truly enjoyed my visit to the famous and Beautiful Courthouse, so much history makes this tour really worth the drive...🤗😉

Thank Thomlanna
Reviewed 13 July 2017

great experience great history the most famous trial of the time 1925 great old courtroom and museum this trial changed the way that science was taught this trial was an attempt to discredit the Bible very quaint very small town well worth the travel for...More

Thank Louis G
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We didn't see the actual courthouse it's still in use. There was no one there to kind of point us in the right direction so we may have missed something I don't know. We walked the first floor and the basement museum. Museum was ok,...More

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Bryan stayed at the F.R. Rogers home. He also died there on July 26, 1985. The site for this home is at the corner of Market and Georgia. The house that now stands there is not the original Rogers house. This information... More