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Newport - Cocke County Museum (Cocke County local history and heritage)
Highway 321 in the Newport Community Center
433 Prospect Avenue, Newport, TN 37821
(423) 623-3382
Hours:  1 - 5 pm, Wednesdays

This "Virtual Tour" of the Newport/Cocke County Museum was made possible by the help of Janella Carpenter.

The Newport - Cocke County Museum is located in the Newport Community Center on Highway 321, just five minutes from the 435 Exit of Interstate 40. Founded by the William Cocke Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, the project was spearheaded by Tennessee State Historian Wilma Dykeman.

The Museum, which opened in 1980, reflects the rich local history and heritage that is Cocke County. It houses a permanent collection of antiques and artifacts, many of which are displayed in three period rooms: a Victorian Parlor, Early Bedroom, and Pioneer Kitchen.


(Click on links below to see the exhibits)

The Ben W. Hooper Exhibit

Early Sewing Machine

Nineteenth Century Farm Tools

Baskets and Cobblers Tools
1841 Body Basket

The Pioneer Kitchen

More Kitchen Items

Antique Child-sized Casket

Victorian Parlor

More Neat Items in Kitchen


Antique Credit System

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