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McClung Historical Collection

Visitor or Interpretive Center
The restored old Federal Courtroom(1874) houses printed materials on all 95 counties of Tennessee.

ADA Accessibility Notes

ADA accessible.

The McClung Historical Collection is one of the finest local history collections in the Southeast. Visitors will find resources for all 50 states, with a strong emphasis on Tennessee, especially East Tennessee. The collection includes genealogies, manuscripts, county records and histories, access to national computer databases and census records, resources for African American and Cherokee history, military records, land records, and more.

The Collection is located in the East Tennessee History Center at the corner of Clinch Avenue and Gay Street in downtown Knoxville.

Pet Friendly Notes

As a library, the facility cannot accommodate pets.


Free admission

Seasons Open




Mon.-Tues. 9 am-8:30 pm; Wed-Fri 9 am-5:30 pm; Sat. 9 am-5 pm.; Sun. 1-5 pm

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