Avonmore | History & Heritage
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Come face to face with awe-inspiring nature and breathtaking wilderness. Climb cliffs and canyons. Plunge into rivers and fly above the trees. See a land of beauty, magic and discovery. Come face to face with awe-inspiring nature and breathtaking wilderness.

Travelers and locals alike thrill to our awe-inspiring nature, our great outdoors. Visit canyons, vivid wildflower gardens and cold, clear plunge pools. Scout award-winning state parks and natural areas, the Appalachian Trail and the rich heritage of the beloved Smokies.

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  • Discover nature from wildlife to greenways.
  • Explore the mighty Mississippi River.
  • Peek at Mt. LeConte and other panoramic vistas.
  • Play all day in our lakes and rivers.
  • Try flatwater canoeing or paddle rushing in rivers.
  • Our parks, cabins and nature resorts provide endless camping fun.

Delve into geologic wonders. Hit the trails, and choose from Nashville’s Trace, the Sunny Side Trail or the Tennessee River Trail, all featuring scenic spots for outdoor adventure. Refresh in spectacular waterfalls spilling from the Highland Rim. Scale the Cumberland Plateau’s wonderfully wildFoster Falls.


Gallop on horseback at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. Cruise our marinas, fly fish in a refreshing stream or set sail for the sunset. Bring hiking shoes! Get up early for sunrise, and watch nature unfold in Tennessee.

Step back in time…

Discover the past in Museums and Monuments

There’s something for everyone to discover and enjoy at Avonmore borough museums – art, science, trains, fun and lots of American history. On a trip to the museum, encounter a giant chick, meet a family of Coelophysis dinosaurs, or bump into a huge mastodon. Be able to see and touch artifacts from the ancient world and better understand the context of its historical Stories. Step back in time and experience the past

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Paths that led to glory…

Historical tracks and trails all through the town

Avonmore town is home to many historical trials and tracks that has led major events that were marked for the development of the future. Rooted in Pennsylvania’s rural beginnings, some of Avonmore’s trail sleads to pastoral landscapes from Colonial to recent history. Not only did trails extend into virtually every corner of the town, they also became part of a way of life — to go to and from work, to school, to the local courthouse, to leisure activities

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Tribute to historical events

Military facts and events then, now and tomorrow

Avonmore town is home to museums and attractions that honor veterans and their service. Pay tribute to those who fought for our nation and commemorate these historical events. Honor the commonwealth citizens who served our country in defense of the nation by visiting the Avonmore Military Museum. The museum highlights the dedication of these citizens through exhibits other artifacts from the 20th and 21st centuries.

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— Places of Interest —
Within Avonmore are peaks, wooded ridges, fertile valleys, wildlife refuges, rivers, plains and coves, which create the setting for rich recreational opportunities and a vast diversity of plant and animal life.