Historic Sites of Interest

Homestead Tower Museum — The Homestead Tower Museum is located at the Junction of Highways 127 South and 68 in the Cumberland Homestead Community south of Crossville. The Cumberland Mountain State Park is also located in the Homesteads.

Pioneer Hall Museum — This museum is located in the heart of Pleasant Hill, TN across from the present day Pleasant Hill Elementary School. This building was part of the original Pleasant Hill Academy which was in operation from 1884 until 1947. Pleasant Hill Academy was a private coeducational elementary and boarding high school sponsored by the American Missionary Association of the Congregational Church.

Cumberland County Military Museum — Located across from the present Cumberland Co. Courthouse at 20 South Main Street, Crossville, TN. This museum is housed in the 1886 second county court house of Cumberland County. It contains local historical artifacts of individuals serving in the military.

Crossville Prisoner of War Camp — Camp Crossville was a prisoner of war camp during World War II. It housed German and Italian officers beginning in November, 1942 until the close of the war. It is frequently called the “Jap Camp” by local residents. However, no Japanese prisoners were ever housed there. It is located on property which currently houses the Clyde M. York 4-H Training Center near Pomona. Take the Sparta highway from Crossville to Pomona and turn left at the crossroads. A museum is located there which houses artifacts from the POW camp and is open Monday-Friday. Telephone: 931-788-2288.

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