Lenoir Museum Cultural Complex
The Lenoir Museum Cultural Complex includes the Lenoir Pioneer Museum, the18th Century Rice Grist Mill and Crosby Threshing Barn. The museum contains early American items including Appalachian artifacts, tools from the pioneer era, and a pre-dam pictorial account of the area submerged by the lake.
Things to see at the Lenoir Museum
Rice 18th Century Gristmill
Built around 1790, the gristmill survived four generations of usage by the Rice Family until 1935, when TVA bought the mill and its surrounding land that was going to be flooded by the lake from Rufus Rice and moved it to its present location. It is fully operational between April 15 & October 31.
Caleb Croby Threshing Barn
Another historic structure dismantled and moved to escape the waters of Norris Lake, the Threshing Barn stood in the valley covered by the lake since 1830, until dismantled and and later errected at the state park in 1978. A must see for those interested in 19 century farm machinery.
For More Information
2121 Norris Freeway
Norris, TN 37828
Phone: (865) 494-9688
- Museum of Appalachia, 0.6 miles away
- Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 0.7 miles away
- Hensley Happenings, 0.8 miles away
- La Sierra Mexican Restaurant, 1.2 miles away
- Skunk Ridge Farm Bed & Breakfast, 1.3 miles away