Hours and Admission

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:  $15.75
Senior Admission (60+):  $12.75
Child Admission (6-12 years):  $9.75
Children Under Age 6:  Free
Military Admission:  $10.75
(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*

Last Admissions sold 45-min before closing


Visitors should at least allow an hour to an hour and a half, but tour length varies widely among visitors depending upon the individual’s level 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.

Facility Updates and Guidelines:

The Tennessee Museum of Aviation will be relying on visitors to follow sensible safety procedures in order to reduce exposure to COVID-19. 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. 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 recommended 3-foot distancing rule 
  • Bring your own personal mask … IF you choose to wear a mask
  • High-touch surfaces will be cleaned frequently
  • Restrooms may be closed for a short period of time for cleaning during business hours
  • High-touch surfaces (door handles) will be regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizer is available at the admissions desk
  • A plexiglass barrier has been installed at the admissions/gift shop desk
  • Self-guided tours are recommended — Docents will not always be available for guided tours
  • The A-4 Skyhawk cockpit canopy is temporarily closed