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The mission of the Sumner County Museum is to collect, preserve, study and exhibit those objects and artifacts that serve to illustrate the study of man and nature in this county. Understanding our heritage is basic to our way of life, providing a better appreciation of our state and country. The Museum disseminates knowledge and stimulates interest through materials, publications, information services and otherwise, by holding meetings, and by arranging special programs for the furtherance of the purpose of the Museum.

2017 Cemetery Tour


The Gallatin City Cemetery is home to old-fashioned tombstones and towering memorials, which dates back to 1814. Many of the county’s most fascinating characters ended up there. Come hear their life stories be told as you follow the candle lit path through the cemetery. This year’s theme is World War I. Tours begin at 4:00 pm and a new tour starts about every five minutes. This is a rain or shine event.


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  • Exhibits


    The Museum houses many artifacts from the prehistoric age to the present day computer age, and many items from the early pioneer days of the county, the War Between the States, the world wars, and more modern items from all around Sumner County.
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  • About The Museum

    About The Museum

    The Sumner County Museum began in the 1970’s with the vision of John Garrott, a local business man who also has the love and knowledge of history of the county. In the early 1970’s Robert Ramsey sold his business and wanted to give some money for establishment of a Museum. He also had some items to donate.
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  • Membership


    Support the Sumner County Museum by becoming a member! You'll receive free admission, guest passes & discounted member tickets to lectures, concerts, films and other events.
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