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Whether you’re a seasoned pilot or just have a passing interest in flight, the Tennessee Museum of Aviation is a must-see while visiting the Great Smoky Mountains. Travel off the beaten path and explore the fascinating realm of flight at this hidden treasure.

Plan your visit rain or shine. The exhibit gallery is air-conditioned, and the 35,000 sq ft aircraft hangar is heated during the winter months.


Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
CLOSED: Sunday & Monday
CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day


Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
CLOSED: Sunday  &  Monday
CLOSED: Christmas Day
Christmas Eve – closing at 3:00 PM

* NOTE: Winter weather may require closure. Please call ahead

Last Admissions sold 45-min before closing


General Admission:  $12.75
Senior Admission (60+):  $9.75
Child Admission (6-12 years):  $6.75
Children Under Age 6:  Free
Military Admission:  $8.75
(Those currently wearing or those who have worn the uniform of the US Armed Forces. ID required)
Sevier County Residents: Special Rate with Photo ID

*No sales tax on museum admission or membership*


Visitors should at least allow an hour to an hour and a half, but tour length varies widely among visitors dependent upon individual levels of interest.

Spend time browsing the Exhibit Gallery, where aviation enthusiasts and history buffs will appreciate the professionally designed displays. The Exhibit Gallery contains artifacts tracing aviation and military history, uniforms, aircraft models and hundreds of aviation memorabilia. Explore the touching Faith and Courage exhibit, paying tribute to U.S. Military Chaplains from World War II through the present. Follow the history of aviation from before the Wright Brothers and discover Tennessee’s remarkable contributions to aviation. The Tennessee Museum of Aviation is Tennessee’s official repository and archive of aviation history.

As you enter the Aircraft Hangar, the bright well-lit interior creates an impressive atmosphere. The 35,000 sq ft hangar features aircraft engines and cockpits, military vehicles, and magnificently restored vintage “Warbirds.” Our collection of trainers, fighters, helicopters, jets and amphibious aircraft will definitely satisfy the interest of any “Warbird” fan.


Family Membership $65
Unlimited admission to the museum for two adults and four children for one year.

Couple Membership $50
Unlimited admission to the museum for two adults for one year.

Individual Membership $35
Unlimited admission to the museum for one adult for one year.

Student Membership $25
Unlimited admission to the museum for one child or student (with I.D.) for one year.

Senior Membership $25
Unlimited admission to the museum for one individual 60 years or older for one year.

Military Veteran Membership
Gold $40
Unlimited admission to the museum for active military/veteran and spouse for one year.
Silver $20
Unlimited admission to the museum for one active military/veteran for one year.

Echelon Club Membership $250-$499 (choose the amount)
Unlimited admission to the museum for one family (two adults and four children) plus ten guest passes per year and invitations to special lectures for one year.

Wings Club Membership $500-$999 (choose the amount)
Unlimited admission to the museum for one family (two adults and four children) plus fifteen guest passes per year, invitations to special lectures and 10% discount on gift shop purchases for one year.

Facility Updates and Guidelines:

The Tennessee Museum of Aviation will be relying on ALL visitors to follow our safety procedures.  The overall goal, of these guidelines, will reduce exposure to individuals and surfaces that may result in COVID-19 exposure.  The museum is requesting our guests be considerate of others while visiting our facility.  Be personally responsible for YOUR actions. 

  • Be mindful of the COVID-19 symptoms. Please help us to keep the coronavirus out of our facility.  If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms such as a fever, coughing and shortness of breath — DO NOT VISIT TODAY.
  • Be thoughtful of other visitors. Use common sense to maintain the 3-foot distancing rule. 
  • Bring your own personal mask if you choose to wear a mask
  • High-touch surfaces will be cleaned frequently. However, be personally responsible for yourself and your family members — use hand sanitizer.
  • Restrooms may be closed for a short period of time for cleaning during business hours. This could be an inconvenience for you and your family members — but, it is for YOUR safety
  • Encourage children to adhere to our guidelines
  • Hand sanitizer is available at the admissions desk, hangar access entrance and gift shop entrance
  • High-touch surfaces (door handles) will be regularly disinfected
  • Clearly marked “Entrance” and “Exit” doors
  • Admissions/Gift Shop queuing has been established
  • A plexiglass barrier has been installed at the admissions/gift shop desk
  • The A-4 Skyhawk cockpit canopy is temporarily closed
  • Self-guided tours only — Docents will not be available for guided tours
  • Children’s Birthday Parties are not permitted at this time