Visitors Guide to
Tipton County Museum,
Veterans Memorial & Nature Center
751 Bert Johnston Avenue
Covington, Tennessee


Accessible Parking Picnic Facilities  Accessible Interpretive Exhibits Accessible Information Center Hiking Trail Wildlife Viewing Accessible Gift Shop Accessible Restrooms

The Tipton County Museum is one of the first facilities in the country to bring together military history, environmental education, and historical preservation into one place. The Museum is located in the largest urban park in Tipton County that includes a twenty-acre wildlife sanctuary, a half-mile nature trail through a woodland forest, and a wetland study area. The two-acre Museum grounds are beautifully landscaped and showcase the Tipton County Veterans Memorial Monument, a garden courtyard leading to the pond area, a shady space for picnics, and flora that produces year round color.

The Museum houses changing history exhibits featuring artifacts from Tipton County’s rich heritage and include fascinating accounts of the cultural history of the area and the Civil War. The nature center exhibits are designed to teach elements of ecology, botany, zoology, and geology through interaction and discovery. Mountings of local animal species are kept here including fragments of a mastodon bone. The Veterans Memorial in front of the museum commemorates the soldiers from the county who lost their lives in wars.

Visiting Tipton County Museum, Veterans Memorial & Nature Center
Museum & Gift Shop Hours
          Tuesday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm
          Saturday: 9 am - 3 pm
          Closed Sunday & Monday

There is no charge to visit the Tipton County Museum, Veterans Memorial & Nature Center, although donations are welcome.

Tipton County Museum, Veterans Memorial & Nature Center is located at 751 Bert Johnston Avenue across the street from Cobb Memorial Park. Bert Johnson Avenue is accessed from US-51. The street signs are difficult to see but the stoplights at the intersection of Bert Johnston Avenue and US-51 are marked #8.

GPS Coordinates
35° 33.386'
89° 39.663'

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