Constructed in 1898 as a US Post Office and Customs House for the flourishing tobacco trade, this architecturally fascinating structure is among the most photographed buildings in the region. As Tennessee's largest general interest museum, the center features fine art, history, and an interactive children's floor complete with a bubble cave, family art room, and one of the largest model train layouts in the region.
Explorers Landing features a hands-on educational exhibit, titled Exploring Our Town. It highlights the different elements that impacted the establishment and growth of Clarksville, from farming and transportation to area wildlife and the Cumberland and Red Rivers. The permanent exhibition aims to encourage healthy choices while educating and inspiring Museum visitors of all ages. Explorers Landing includes numerous engaging activities and learning opportunities like Building Our Town, The Landing, Puppet Theatre, and McGregor’s Market.
Customs House Museum is a Blue Star Museum. Meaning it offers free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including the National Guard and Reserve. The program begins in May on Armed Forces Day and ends in September on Labor Day. Admission is good for the military ID holder and up to five family members.
The Museum has joined Museums for All, a nationwide program that supports those receiving food assistance (SNAP) benefits. The program offers visitors reduced admission fees with a presentation of the SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. Up to six people per group can receive $3 admission for adults and children ages 3+. Children ages 2 and under receive free admission to the Museum. Upon arriving at the Museum, visitors can present their EBT card and valid picture ID to the cashier to receive the discount.