Tennessee River Museum
495 Main St, Savannah, TN 38372, USA
Photo courtesy of Tennessee Department of Tourist Development
Sun 1pm - 5pm
Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm
Tennessee River MuseumAt the Tennessee River Museum in Savannah, visitors can learn about the surrounding area’s archaeological and paleontological history as well as its role in the settlement of the region and the growth of West Tennessee. Located in the old post office near Savannah’s courthouse, the museum is popular with students, who can visit for free, and anyone seeking info about the Tennessee Valley’s history and culture. Some exhibits feature prehistoric artifacts like fossils and petrified wood as well as Mississippian-era pottery shards, tools, and ceremonial objects, while others tell the story of the Trail of Tears, important Civil War naval battles that occurred nearby, and the Golden Age of steamboats, when river transportation was critical to the growth of trade in the region.