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Parents and caregivers—with toddlers in tow—can learn about the history of the Civil War in Knoxville during a Monday, May 20, “stroller tour” at the McClung Museum.

The tour, which will focus on the Battle of Fort Sanders, will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the foyer at the museum on the Knoxville campus. It is part of a monthly series of free tours that allow parents and caregivers to interact with one another and museum staff without the worry of disrupting other visitors.

All tours will be led by museum educators and will take place in a different gallery each month, exposing guests to a variety of the McClung’s exhibitions and collections. The tours will last about thirty minutes with fifteen minutes of time for questions.

Next month’s tour is June 17 and will focus on the upcoming special exhibit Birds in Art.

The tours are free and open to the public but are first come, first served and require registration. For more information, contact Abby Naunheimer at 865-974-2144 or

In the future, registration will open one month before each tour.

The museum is located at 1327 Circle Park Drive. Free two-hour museum parking passes are available from the parking information building at the entrance to Circle Park Drive. The grassy area in Circle Park in front of the museum offers a great place for rest and play before or after tours.

Photography is welcome in most museum galleries. Restrooms are equipped with a changing station. A service elevator is available for those with strollers to go downstairs. Food and drinks are not allowed in the galleries.

The museum’s exhibits include archaeology, ancient Egypt, decorative arts, the battle of Fort Sanders, geology, and fossils. Admission is free.

For more information about the McClung Museum and its collections and exhibits, visit the website.


Abby Naunheimer (865-974-2144,

Catherine Shteynberg (865-974-6921,