USS Lieutenant Charles R. Ware DD-865
Athens, TN is the Final Port Home for the USS Charles R. Ware DD-865 and the Museum proudly honors the veterans of this naval destroyer and our hometown hero Charles R. Ware.
Join us as we provide visitors with historical demonstrations and lively town hall meetings that bring the history and cultural heritage of southeast Tennessee to life.
Join us each March for the largest Hooked Rug Show in the southeast and in September for the region’s longest running Quilt Show.
The Museum houses over 10,000 artifacts in 30 living history permanent exhibits. Rotating exhibits highlight aspects of our collection in detail with the collaboration of community artists and local historians.
Relive more than a century of the rich, turbulent history of Southeast Tennessee at the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum in Athens, Tennessee.