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.

Experience the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse in Ducktown, TN.  Viewing area on the old company baseball field located behind the Hoist House at the Museum.  Food vendors and concessions will be available.  Free parking on the lower portion of the property, spaces limited so come early. Upper portion of property free parking with museum admission, otherwise $5 per car, spaces limited.  Free eclipse viewing glasses for everyone, while supplies last.  The museum will be open for tours.  Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and spend the day with us.

Contact the Museum for additional information. 

 

 

The 3rd annual Fall Arts & Crafts Festival will be held Saturday September 9th from 9 am till 5 pm and Sunday September 10th from Noon till 5 pm. The booths will be set up inside the Hoist House so the event will take place rain or shine.  Admission is free. Crafts, Jewelry, Vintage & Handmade items, Concessions.

Contact the Museum for additional information.

 

 

 

Snapshots


Serving up pancakes at the Hoist House during Miners' Homecoming

 

Tidbits

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.

Menu:

Hours

January - March
Tuesday-Saturday
9:30am - 4pm

April - October
Monday-Saturday
10am - 4:30pm

November - December
Monday-Saturday
9:30am - 4pm
 

Admission

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