Homesteads – House Museum
The Homesteads House Museum is one of the 252 original houses built in the community. It has been fully furnished to give visitors the experience of what the daily lives of the Homesteaders were like during the 1930’s and 1940’s. Many of the furnishings on display came from original homesteader families including several pieces of furniture including beds, chairs and mattresses that were made on the Homesteads.
The house suffered a direct hit by a F3 tornado in 2002 and has been completely restored using hundreds of community volunteer man-hours. It was the former residence of the Tom and Clara Crabtree family and was purchased by C.H.T.A. to be used as an auxiliary museum to the Homesteads Tower. The house is located two miles from the Tower Museum and 0.8 miles from the Cumberland Mountain State Park on State Highway 419 (2611 Pigeon Ridge Rd.). The House Museum is Open Mon. thru Sat. 1 – 5 p.m. (April through Oct.) Admission is $6 for adults, $1 for children ages 6 – 12 (This includes touring the Homesteads Tower Museum) Children under 6 (with an adult) and C.H.T.A. Members Free Each December, the CHTA hosts a Christmas Tour of Historic Homesteads Homes which features this house decked for the holidays in vintage decorations from the 1930’s and 1940’s.