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April 12, 2024

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Current Exhibits at Sumner County Museum

The Sumner County Museum offers 3 levels to explore its huge collection of interesting items from Native American and African American displays, antique toys, full-size cars and trucks, period clothing, quilts, military and gun collections, music and entertainment items and more.

Located at 183 West Main Street in Gallatin, it also holds several pieces associated with the iconic Randy's Record Shop that was formerly in downtown Gallatin. The Sumner County Museum also operates Historic Stonewall, an 1831 antebellum home in downtown Gallatin now used for historic house tours and events.

So, what's on view on each floor of the Sumner County Museum this fall? 

Main Floor

  • Native American, Fossils, Long hunter, Bledsoe and Greenfield Fort Artifacts, Woodworking Shop, Early Laundry, Blacksmith Shop, Early Textiles, Tinsmith, Armory, Pinnacle and Bell, Early Medicine, Roxy and Palace Theater, Photography, Interurban, African American, Music and Entertainment

Second Floor

  • Early Schools, Computer, Telephone, Early Home, Toys, Wars- Civil, WWI, WWII, Vietnam & Clothing


  • Fire Engine, Vehicles, Sumner County Drive-In, Crash Brown, Moonshine Still, Printing Press, Farming Tools and Machinery

For more information, visit or call 615-451-3738.

About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.