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The Guntersville Museum

1215 Rayburn Avenue

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The Guntersville Museum & Cultural Center focuses on Guntersville's history, art and culture with featured exhibits including the TVA’s construction of Guntersville Dam, Creak and Cherokee artifacts and paintings, and tributes to the city’s earliest families. Housed in an historic military armory, the museum is centrally located in town. In addition to its permanent collection, one or two national traveling exhibits are hosted by the museum each year.

Native Stone. So It’s Only Natural We Turned Ours Into A Museum.

The new museum has taken a city landmark and turned it into the cornerstone of an entire cultural district. The facility was built in 1936 prior to World War II, as a military armory for Company E, 167th Infantry Division.

Built under the Works Progress Act (WPA), the building was constructed of local rough limestone. With its distinctive castellated (castle-like) architecture, the Museum sits on a tree-covered hilltop adjacent to Guntersville’s highly rated city Library and overlooking the acclaimed Whole Backstage Community Theatre. 


Matthew Skillman

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
I went here with my family on the weekend and it was very slow but it had a lot of good Museum details and things to be observed. There a museum trying to help you learn your history so why not help them by going and participating. It's good to learn a little bit of your history so go there and help them out and get their ratings up by showing them that people want to come and visit the museum

Donna Palmer

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Free museum. A little hard to find. Lots of information about Alabama and Guntersville, especially about the lake being built. Nice stop on a hot afternoon.

Randy Lane

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Great local history lesson. Children love it. SMALL former Armory building. Nice staff. Free for all.

josh davis

Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018
Not real big but with very interesting artifacts and very nice staff. Kids really enjoyed it, we especially liked the Native American exhibit; I was able to show the kids our heritage.

Maria Andres

Friday, July 6, 2018
Me and my son had a good time at the museum

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