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  • FREE ADMISSION April and May

    Thank you to our Monthly Admission Sponsor, The Sumner County Anti-Drug Coalition!

    Free Admission in April and May

Hours of Operation:


Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Tuesday:  10:00 AM TO 4:00 PM


FREE for the months of April and May thanks to a donation from the Sumner County Anti-Drug Coalition

All commonly touched areas including restrooms, handrails, and door knobs will be cleaned regularly. 


To make the history of Sumner County meaningful and attractive to a broad audience by collecting, studying, exhibiting, and interpreting through educational programming, special exhibits, publications and research.


To be a vibrant cultural, social, and economic centerpiece of Sumner County while being regarded as a leader in preservation and top tourist destination.

2020 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. Tours begin at 4:00 pm and a new tour starts about every five minutes.


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Stories of Sumner

  • 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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