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Homesteads Tower Museum
Ranked #5 of 28 things to do in Crossville
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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 tower houses a 50,000 gallon water tank and a winding stairway that leads to a lookout platform at the top. Museum exhibits are displayed on the ground floor including photos, documents, and artifacts from the 1930’s and 1940’s.
Reviewed 31 December 2017

What an interesting place, with an interesting history lesson. I thought I knew a lot about FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt and the Depression Era, but this place taught me even more. And coupled with Tennessee history, it was great. I would highly recommend it as a stop to learn more of the area and the Homestead Act.

1  Thank Harleysis
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

The museum contained artifacts, written, audio and video history lessons. And when you climb to the top of the lighthouse-type tower, the view is splendid. The price was only a couple of dollars. Well worth the cost.

2  Thank Janet B
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Looking for unusual place to stop while traveling across Tennessee. Visitor Center staff recommended this place. Interesting look at an aspect of life during the Depression. The exhibits were very interesting and the staff member was very knowledgeable. Climbed the tower and got a great view of the area.

Thank Marianne L
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

The young lady at the desk Kelly was super nice and very informative! Beautiful scene from top of tower!

Thank Karen S
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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

This is a tower you climb with a museum at the base of the tower . The museum was the best part of it .It was homesteaded in the depression .There was a lot of information about it.

Thank temple574
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