Davy Crockett was an American hero. As a frontiersman, politician and warrior, he won acclaim and a permanent place in the lore that forms the history of America. He may be best known as a martyr at the Alamo in Texas’ battle independence. Visitors can tour a reconstruction of the 1790s John Crockett Tavern, one of Davy Crockett’s boyhood homes. The museum is home to artifacts from Crockett’s childhood and a number of items of historical signiﬁcance from homes and building in Hamblen County and surrounding counties. The museum is curated by the Hamblen County chapter of the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities. The APTA was responsible for opening the museum in 1958 - and even beforehand - as they helped with the 1955 Morristown Centennial Celebration. A lot of people have come through the museum since it opened its doors on April 21, 1958.
“It’s probably been thousands of people since we opened,” Baker said.
The Davy Crockett Tavern Museum is located at 2002 Morningside Drive in Morristown. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday between May and October. The museum is closed Sunday and Monday. Admission is $5 for adults, $1 for ages 5 to 18 and free for children 5 and under.
For more information, visit www.crocketttavernmuseum.org or call 423-587-9900.