Welcome to the official website of the Cumberland Homesteads Tower Association, a non-profit organization that is working to preserve and promote the Cumberland Homesteads Historic District, which includes the Homesteads Tower Museum and the Homesteads House Museum. It is our aim to preserve the history and ideals of the original Homesteaders by relating their story to all who will listen. We also seek to provide leadership and guidance in understanding and determining the future of this historic community.

The Homestead Tower Museum
96 Highway 68
Crossville, TN 38555


This landmark structure was built in 1937-1938 to house the administrative offices of the Cumberland Homesteads, a project of FDR’s New Deal. It is located 4 miles south of Crossville, TN at the junction of Highways 127S and 68.

The octagonal stone tower houses a 50,000 gallon water tank and a winding stairway that leads to a lookout platform at the top. Museum exhibits are displayed on the ground floor including photos, documents, and artifacts from the 1930’s and 1940’s.

Dates and Hours:

Tower Museum 
Tuesday –  Saturday 10am – 5pm

Closed Sunday & Monday

Admission For Both The Tower and House Museums:

Adults: $6
Ages 6-12: $1
Children 5 and under: Free   

The Homestead House Museum
2611 Pigeon Ridge Rd.
Crossville, TN 38555

This original Homestead home located a short drive from the Homesteads Tower Museum, has been restored to 1930’s condition. Many of the furnishings on display came from original Homesteader families and were used in those early days.

Tuesday – Saturday  10am – 5pm

   Closed Sunday & Monday

If you would like to schedule a tour of home, please call this number:
(931) 456-9663