Tipton County Museum
Veterans Memorial & Nature Center
751 Bert Johnston Avenue
Covington, TN. 38019
One of the first facilities in the country
to bring together military history, environmental education, and
historical preservation, the Tipton County Museum is truly unique. The
Museum in located in the largest urban park in Tipton County and
includes a twenty-acre wildlife sanctuary, a half-mile nature trail
through the woodland forest, plus a wetland study area. The two-acre
Museum grounds are beautifully landscaped and showcase the Tipton County
Veterans Memorial Monument, a garden courtyard leading to the pond area,
a shady space for picnics, and flora that produces year round color.
The Museum houses changing history exhibits
featuring artifacts from Tipton County’s rich heritage and a nature
center depicting the unique ecosystem of West Tennessee. The history
exhibits provide a fascinating account of the cultural and patriotic
history of this area while the natural history exhibits are designed to
teach elements of ecology, botany, zoology, and geology through
interaction and discovery. Numerous programs for students and adults
are available year round.
The Museum Conference Center is an
excellent place to host a reception, corporate meeting, or event.
The Tipton County Museum is a non-profit
organization and operates through funding by the Tipton County
government, the City of Covington, corporate sponsors, and Museum
members. For membership information, call the Museum at 476-0242 during
regular business hours or stop by and pick up a membership form.
Tipton County Museum is a place for learning, a place for discovering,
and a place for exploring.
Admission is free.
Tuesday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 9 am – 3 pm
Closed Sunday & Monday
Alice Fisher, Director
P.O. Box 768 Covington, TN. 38019-2414
Liz Newman, Program Coordinator