Explore years of Smoky Mountain history and follow the life of Dolly Parton through a series of historic buildings and museums. Placed throughout the different areas of Dollywood, these buildings are a fun way to learn about history and browse memorabilia from one of country music’s leading ladies.
Calico Falls Schoolhouse
The Calico Falls Schoolhouse is nestled in Craftsman’s Valley as a reminder to the simple school days of the late 1800s.
Robert F. Thomas Chapel
Located in Craftman’s Valley, the Robert F. Thomas Chapel is named after the doctor who delivered Dolly Parton in the rural Smoky Mountains. The chapel is a beautiful church filled with stained glass and wooden pews. Hours for the chapel may vary.
Dolly’s Tennessee Mountain Home
Situated in Rivertown Junction, a replica of Dolly Parton’s childhood Tennessee Mountain Home is on display for visitors to explore. Read about the stories of her childhood in the home and some items from the past in this two-room mountain cabin.
Chasing Rainbows Museum
This museum boasts some of Dolly Parton’s cherished memorabilia including a replica of the famous “Coat of Many Colors”. Be advised that this museum does have different hours from the rest of the park so before visiting be sure the museum is open on the day you wish to visit. It is located in Adventures in Imagination.
Dolly’s Home on Wheels
Step aboard Dolly Parton’s very own tour bus. Explore some of her wardrobe still hanging in the closet, see her stunning makeup mirror and explore this amazing tour bus! Located in Adventures in Imagination is open to all ages.
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