About the Museum

New Museum Hours

Monday through Saturday
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 


 

 


The Coal Creek Miners Museum tells the story of the Convict Lease System, the Fraterville Mine Disaster and the Cross Mountain Mine Disaster.  Below are two videos by WVLT TV  that give a brief description of two of the three events.

Click here to see WVLT’s video on the Convict Lease System

Click here to see WVLT’s video on the Fraterville Mine Explosion


The Coal Creek Miners Museum of Rocky Top has a new home. The Anderson County Commission voted on August 19, 2013 to purchase the former Bank of America building in Rocky Top and donate it to City of Rocky Top to be used for the home of the Coal Creek Miners Museum.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to everyone who attended the meeting, wrote letters, sent emails, made phone calls and encouraged others to do the same. While this is a huge victory, our work has only be just begun.


 

Coa-CreekMinersMuseumBuidlingPlanET  awarded the City of Rocky Top a Community Enhancement Project which included a conceptual design for the Coal Creek Miners Museum.

Click here for the results.

Click here for the Ground Floor Conceptual Design

Click here for the Second Floor Conceptual Design