40 East Broad Street

Cookeville, TN 38501


Wed - Sat 10am to 4pm


Welcome to the Cookeville History Museum


The Cookeville History Museum provides exhibits, programs and activities that promote the history of Cookeville and Putnam County. The museum houses a self-paced, permanent exhibit on the history of this community, including a timeline around the building that begins with the first people to the area and ends with what is happening today. The front gallery is dedicated to local history exhibits, traveling exhibits and collection displays. Visit the Cookeville History Museum and let us share our story with you!


We are so excited to present our new Cookeville History Museum t-shirts!!! Come by the museum to check-out all four colors! Sizes S/M/L/XL are $15 and size 2XL is $18. It is a great way to support your local museum!



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Cookeville Museums' History Hikes 

2nd Saturday of each month (April-October); 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

 The second Saturday of each month from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, come HISTORY HIKE between the Cookeville Depot Museum and the Cookeville History Museum! Pick up your entry (and enjoy some cookies) at either museum, find the answers to the trivia questions along Broad Street between the two museums and have the form back by 3:30 pm to be included in the prize drawing! If you like, you can do both hikes (Depot -> History Museum and/or History Museum -> Depot) each day. FREE, family fun from YOUR City of Cookeville, Historical Arts Div. of the Dept. of Leisure Services.

***EVERY child will receive a free kid's meal from our GREAT friends at Cookeville Chili's Bar & Grill!!!**