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About Us

OUR MISSION is to collect, preserve and interpret historical, artistic and scientific material.

OUR VISION is to expose the widest audience possible to the creativity and ingenuity of the human spirit through art, science, and history within the context of cultural diversity.


Located in the heart of historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee, the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is the State’s second largest general museum. With over 35,000 square feet of exhibit space, hands-on activities and special events…people of all ages agree – the Customs House Museum is well worth the stop!

The Customs House Museum has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors through its doors over the years. Our galleries host a variety of both permanent and rotating art, history and science installations that appeal to visitors of all ages and interests.

Our reputation for high-quality exhibitions and publications has enabled us to receive grants from both state and federal agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts.

Explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history. The Explorer’s Landing is packed with fun, learning and fantasy in McGregor’s Market and kitchen, the toddler play space and of course – the Bubble Cave! Finally, get “all aboard” to see our fantastic model trains. Our volunteer engineers “ride the rails” every Sunday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

To learn about our admission prices and hours of operation, click here.


200 South Second St., Clarksville, TN 37040931-648-5780Open: Tuesday Through Sunday • Closed Mondays