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.







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.



10:00am - 5:00pm

Closed Wednesday and Sunday


Adults $5

7-17 years old $3

6 and under free

Museum Members Free