Marion County

Museums & Memorials

Discover History

Children's Holocaust Memorial And Paper Clip Project


The Paper Clip Project was developed by students at the Whitwell Middle School.  Learn more about the self-guided and student led tour options at our website.  

1 Butterfly Lane
Whitwell, TN 37397
423 658 6542

Visit at the One Clip At A Time project and at the
Children's Holocaust Memorial.


Jasper Museum of History


The Jasper Museum of History is dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting, and displaying the historical artifacts and histories of the people and events of the Jasper area.  The displays are very interesting. They have Civil War artifacts, a room about Pryor Institute, Marion County High School sports and annuals of graduating classes from 1897 and 1911 to today. They have displays honoring our Veterans of Jasper, also those who have given their lives for this country. Heirloom quilts and military uniforms to artifacts and photos of early Jasper businesses, and includes Jasper’s first modern fire truck.  Come learn more about the county seat of Marion County and the lower Sequatchie Valley.  The museum is free of charge.

715 Phillips Avenue
Jasper, TN 37347

Edge of the Jasper City Park right across the street from the Jasper City Annex.

Hours of Operation
Saturday:  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CST
Additional hours by appointment

Visit the Jasper Regional History Museum for more information.

Marion County Veterans Memorial Park


The Tennessee Veterans of America created and built the Marion County Veterans Memorial Park at Whitwell’s beautiful ballpark for all to view at any time. It is in honor of all Veterans from all wars and peacetime. 

Highway 28 at Whitwell City Park
Whitwell, TN 37397
423 260 9400

Visit the City of Whitwell for more information.

Sam (Bud) H. Werner Military Museum

The Sam (Bud) H. Werner Military Museum opened in Spring of 2017 to showcase Mr. Werner's extensive collection of military vehicles and other artifacts. He has been collecting military artifacts for over 50 years. His collection encompasses items from WWI to the present. The museum showcases each of these items in the hope that it will pay tribute to our brave veterans and serve as a reminder for our younger generations. 

1148 West Main Street
Monteagle, TN  37356

Hours of Operation
Wednesday – Saturday:  10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. CST
Additional hours by appointment

Visit the Werner Military Museum for more information.


South Pittsburg Heritage Museum


The South Pittsburg Heritage Museum The museum, operated by the South Pittsburg Historic Preservation Society, features many artifacts from the city's historic past. The museum features displays of hundreds of historic items of local importance. Old photographs of local people and buildings, an antique gas range made in South Pittsburg in the 1920s, cast iron cookware, made locally, are all represented in the museum along with other locally made items. There are also research materials available for viewing. Most items are either loaned or donated to the Society to help educate museum visitors of the city's rich history. There are also historic items displayed from some of our neighboring communities. The museum is free of charge.

316 South Cedar Avenue
South Pittsburg, TN 37380
423 837 8327 and ask for Carolyn

Hours of Operation
Friday and Saturday:  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CST
Additional hours by appointment

Visit the South Pittsburg Heritage Museum for more information. 

Whitwell's Marion County Coal Miners Museum

Tennessee has a rich and long coal mining history. Coal mining began here in small quantities during the 1840’s in counties such as Anderson, Campbell, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion, and Roane. It became a significant Tennessee industry after the end of the Civil War. There is no charge to visit the museum, but donations are appreciated!

900A Main Street
Whitwell, TN 37397

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CST 

Visit Whitwell's Marion County Coal Miners Museum for more information.