Customs House Museum & Cultural Center

200 South Second Street, Clarksville, TN 37040

(931) 648-5780


Built 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. The state's second-largest general history museum, the center features rotating shows, art galleries, and a newly renovated explorer's floor complete with a bubble cave, family art room, and a massive model train exhibit.

Explorer's Landing's renovation 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. The remodel includes numerous engaging activities and learning opportunities while revamping favorites like the Bubble Cave, Puppet Theatre and McGregor’s Market.