Davy Crockett Cabin - Museum

Address: 219 N. Trenton St., Old Hwy. 45 W. Rutherford, TN 38369 Contact Email: JoBne@msn.com Phone: (731) 665-7253
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The cabin is restored from timbers from David Crockett's last home, and contains furniture, tools and more from the early 1800s, along with his mother's grave. Also, see books on the Crockett family, local history, pictures and copies of letters. Colonel Davy Crockett lived here from 1822 until the fall of 1835--his home when he hunted and killed 105 bears and served three terms in Congress. While this was Crockett's last home, you can learn about the folk hero at several places throughout the state connected to Crockett and his family, including Crockett Spring State Park in Rogersville, David Crockett State Park in Lawrenceburg, Crockett Tavern Museum in Morristown, and the Polly Crockett Gravesite in Cowan. David "Davy" Crockett (1786-1836) was a celebrated 19th-century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier and politician, commonly referred to in popular culture by the epithet "King of the Wild Frontier." He represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives, served in the Texas Revolution, and died at the Battle of the Alamo. Crockett grew up in East Tennessee, where he gained a reputation for hunting and storytelling. After being elected to the rank of colonel in the militia of Lawrence County, Tennessee, he was elected to the Tennessee state legislature in 1821. In 1826, Crockett was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Congressman Crockett vehemently opposed many of the policies of President Andrew Jackson, most notably the Indian Removal Act. Crockett's opposition to Jackson's policies led to his defeat in the 1834 elections, prompting his angry departure to Texas shortly thereafter. In early 1836, Crockett took part in the Texas Revolution and was killed at the Battle of the Alamo in March. Crockett became famous in his own lifetime for larger-than-life exploits popularized by stage plays and almanacs. After his death, he continued to be credited with brazen acts of mythical proportion. These led in the 20th century to television and movie portrayals, as he became one of the best-known American folk heroes.


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From I-40 at Jackson exit 80 north on US 45, take 45W to Hwy 105 & Trenton St.

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City: Rutherford, TN
Region: West Tennessee
Subregion: Northwest

Admission Rates:
Adults $2, children $1, family $5.

Hours Open:
Tues. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun. (Memorial Day - Labor Day) 1 - 4:30 p.m.

Dates Closed:
Open by appointment