Tennessee Agricultural Museum

Renovation Notice

To better serve you, we are undergoing exciting renovations to our exhibit space, and taking care of long-needed building improvements. We are in the process of packing up exhibits, and we will temporarily close starting Monday, January 29. Our reopening date has not been set, but we anticipate mid-May. Check back for updates.

Special Events

Historic Rural Life Festival - Held in May, this annual event is a great opportunity for children to discover the rural past of Tennessee, enjoy old-time activities, see honey bees in an observation beehive and touch farm animals too!

Your group will see the crafts and chores that were a routine part of farm life before the advent of electricity. Butter churning, spinning, blacksmithing, weaving and pottery making are just a few of the activities. You can stop under shade trees for shingle making and wood-working activities with Tennessee State Foresters. Don't miss the sheep shearing!

Renovation Schedule

Admission is $3 per person for ages 2 and older, payable by cash or check. We regret that we are unable to accept credit or debit cards. Please call (615) 837-5197 to make reservations for schools, organizations, or groups over five people. To see our flyer, click here.

Summer Farm Camp - The 2018 Summer Farm Camp is on the way! Students 7 to 13 are invited to learn about Tennessee's rural past through fun, educational activities and programs. Students will elarn about Tennessee's agricultural heritage through hands-on activities such as fire pit cooking, wood working, gardening, and more. To be held Fridays, June 15, 22 and 29, 9 a.m. to 12:30. Cost will be $20.00 per camper. Please call the museum at (615) 837-5197 to inquire. More information is available by clicking here.

Farm Fun Days - Enjoy special activities for two Saturdays, July 14 and July 21, from 9 am - 2 pm. Events are FREE and open to the public. No pets please.

July 14
9:00 to 2:00

Goats for milking and eeding
Metro Mounted Patrol horse training demonstrations at 10:30 and 11:00
Homemade Goat Milk Soap
Fresh corn meal at the grist mill
Leatherworking and basket making
Spinning and fibers at the log cabins
Ag simulator virtual farming experience
Face Painting

July 21
9:00 to 2:00

Sheep shearing
Metro Mounted Patrol horse training demonstrations at 10:00 and 11:30
Beekeeper with local honey
Weaving and textiles at the log cabins
Belgian horse team
Birds of prey with David Haggard
Ag Simulator virtual farming experience
Face painting

Christmas Open House - Ham biscuits, holiday music, homemade cookies, and crafts for purchase are highlights of our annual Christmas Open House. Thursday, December 6, 2018. Hours are 10:00 until 2:00.

Other Activities:

Adult Classes - Basket making, quilting, spinning, and other traditional skills are sometimes offered. Contact us for more information, or like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date.

Strasser Experience Center (year-round) - The open-air pavilion adjacent to the museum is a self-guided center that will capture everyone's interest.

See vintage tractors, learn how to measure a horse, identify animal tracks and try our analemmatic sun clock where you become the time piece!

Forest Discovery Trail - Using a brochure, walk the self-guided forest trail to discover some of the valuable benefits of Tennessee forests.

The path begins at the log cabins with twelve designated points of interest. This outdoor experience requires adult supervision.

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TN Agricultural Museum • (615) 837-5197 • tennessee.agricultural.museum@tn.gov