Clarksville. TN – After a temporary closure since March 13th, 2020 the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center announces a limited schedule reopening to the public beginning Tuesday, June 2nd.
In keeping with the recommendations set by Tennessee Pledge as well as City of Clarksville officials, the Museum will reopen under new guidelines and restrictions to ensure the safety of visitors and staff during Phase III of its four-phase plan.
The Museum recently conducted an electronic survey and asked Museum members to provide input on preferred safety measures.
Those responses were used in the creation of the new visitor guidelines and initial hours of operation.
Beginning June 2nd, the Museum will open at 50% capacity on Tuesdays – Fridays from 11:00am-4:00pm. Each day, the Museum will close from 1:00pm-2:00pm for sanitization of the premises.
At this time, the Museum will not be open on the weekends. Guests are strongly encouraged to schedule their visit ahead of time by reserving time tickets in order to ensure entry to the Museum. Since there are a limited number of tickets available per day, there is no guarantee guests will be allowed entry unless tickets are reserved ahead of time.
Tickets can be reserved online at customshousemuseum.org or by calling 931.648.5780 ext. 2039.
In addition to reserved time tickets, guests are strongly encouraged to wear face masks or coverings and to maintain a six-foot distance between other guests while in the Museum. Hand sanitizing dispensers will be located throughout the facility for guests to use at their convenience. Specific areas of the Museum will remain closed during this time. Those areas include: Explorers’ Landing, Huff & Puff Model Trains and the Family Art Studio.
The Customs House Museum & Cultural Center is looking forward to once again welcoming the community to enjoy current exhibits including Wonders of the West, The 25th Anniversary of the Dunwody Boehm Porcelain Collection, Tracy Bettencourt Light Within the Darkness: Shine On and several more. Select exhibits can be viewed through video on the Museum’s Facebook page. Each Friday, a new children’s activity with walk-through directions is also released on the Museum’s Facebook page.
More information can be found at customshousemuseum.org and on the Museum’s Facebook page.
About the Customs House Museum
Located in the heart of historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee, the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is the State’s second largest general museum. The original portion of the building was constructed in 1898 as a U.S. Post Office and Customs House for the flourishing tobacco trade. Incorporating a number of architectural styles, the original structure is one of the most photographed buildings in the region.
With over 35,000 square feet of the region’s best hands-on activities and special events…people of all ages agree – the Customs House Museum is well worth the stop!
The Explorer’s Gallery is packed with fun, learning and fantasy in Aunt Alice’s Attic, McGregor’s Market and kitchen, and of course – the Bubble Cave! Finally, get “all aboard” to see our fantastic model trains. Our volunteer engineers “ride the rails” every Sunday afternoon from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Adult admission is $7.00, Senior Citizens and College ID $5.00, Ages 6 to 18 $3.00, and under six years and Museum members are free.
The Customs House Museum is located at 200 South Second Street. For more information, call 931.648.5780 or visit their website at www.customshousemuseum.org