The Ducktown Basin Museym

What's happening on the hill.

Yes, we're a museum. But we're also a living, breathing part of a modern-day community. And that matters to us, too.

From the Kids' Carnival every spring, to the traditional Hoist House pancake breakfast and other Miners' Homecoming gatherings in July, to the annual Arts & Crafts Festival in the fall, we consider it part of our mission to stay connected with the community around us. Because this was a community built on teamwork and tradition. And we happen to think today's traditions are worth preserving, too.

So check this page often, mark your calendar, and plan to join us for our next community event. And the next one. And the one after that.

We'll see you there.

17th Annual Burra Burra Kid's Carnival  Saturday June 2 in the Hoist House                10 am till 2pm  Free games and activities for the kids & free concessions for all.  Petting Zoo from 11 am till 1 pm.  Balloon creations from noon till 2 pm.

Miners' Homecoming Friday June 29 and Saturday June 30 in the Hoist House     16th Annual Music, Food & Fellowship June 29 4 pm till 7 pm with the Gopher Broke Band.  18th Annual Pancake Breakfast June 30 8 am till 10 am.  9th Annual Employee Reunion 11 am till 1 pm.  Free Admission to the museum on Saturday June 30.






Serving up pancakes at the Hoist House during Miners' Homecoming



The first copper mine in the Ducktown Basin was the Hiwassee Mine, opened in August 1850. The reconstructed mine chimney stands on a hill near the museum, just south of Main Street Ducktown.



January - March
9:30am - 4pm

April - October
10am - 4:30pm

November - December
9:30am - 4pm


Adults: $5
Seniors: $4
Ages 13 to 17: $2
Ages 12 and under: $1