Learn about Admiral Farragut and the Town at the Farragut Museum

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Museum Overview

The Farragut Museum is a treasure chest of artifacts and photographs.  One of the features of the museum is the Admiral David Glasgow Farragut collection. Admiral Farragut was born in this area on July 5, 1801.  Farragut was the first commissioned admiral of the United States Navy and is best known for his statement, "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead." This nationally sought after collection houses artifacts that cannot be seen anywhere else such as Farragut's personal china, uniform ornamentation, family photographs, manuscripts, letters of interest and a large collection of scrimshaw. 

The museum galleries also exhibit artifacts pertaining to the history of the Farragut and Concord communities and the Civil War. In addition to the permanent displays, the museum has a gallery dedicated to rotating special exhibits. 

Gift Shop

The Frances L. Abel Gift Shop features a variety of unique items, including Farragut flags and gift items; local and Civil War history books; a 25th anniversary cookbook featuring local recipes; a variety of children's toys; and handmade items from local crafts persons, including beaded jewelry.

Civil War Trails Marker & Farragut Memorial Plaza

In 2010, a Civil War Trails Historical Marker was dedicated on the grounds of the Farragut Town Hall to commemorate the Battle of Campbell Station fought on surrounding land on Nov. 16, 1863.  Also dedicated in 2010, the Farragut Memorial Plaza features a life-size Admiral Farragut bronze statue by sculptor Linda Rankin, Civil War era cannons on loan from the U.S. Naval Yard, and historical markers with information about Admiral Farragut's life.

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The Farragut Museum and Gift Shop are located in the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Admission to the museum is free – hours are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Those interested in arranging a group tour or becoming a museum docent or gift shop host should call (865) 966-7057. Please note that the Farragut Museum is closed for renovations. We look forward to welcoming guests back in late 2024.

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Farragut's Memorial Plaza is a relaxing area to explore East TN history
The Farragut Memorial Plaza was dedicated in 2010 and is a peaceful place to relax and reflect.
Civil War History and the formation of the Town of Farragut come to life at the Farragut Museum.
The Farragut Museum Galleries tell the story of our Town and it's most famous resident; as well as the important role our area played during the Civil War.
East Tennessee history comes to life at the Farragut Museum
East Tennessee history comes to life at the Farragut Museum
The Community Heritage Trail is just a short walk from the Farragut Museum
Learn more about the rich history of the Farragut area through the Community Heritage Trail.
Farragut Museum
Monday - Friday
11 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Group tours are available by appointment (865-966-7057).
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