Tennessee Agricultural Museum

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!

2017 Schedule:

Admission is $2 per person. 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 2017 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 in June (Dates to be determined),  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.

Summer Saturdays - Enjoy special activities every Saturday in July from 9 am - 2 pm. For a list of this year's Summer Saturday themes, descriptions, and dates click here. Events are FREE and open to the public. No pets please.

Music & Molasses Arts & Crafts Festival- Our annual country celebration of the harvest season attracts several thousand people to the museum each year! We are looking forward to our 24th Music & Molasses Arts & Crafts Festival in October, 2017.

Christmas Open House - Ham biscuits, holiday music, homemade cookies, and crafts for purchase are highlights of our annual Christmas Open House. Thursday, December 1, 2016. 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