The Warren County Heritage Center & Museum
Located at 113 East Main Street, McMinnville, the Heritage Center and Museum housed the official Bicentennial exhibit, "200 Years of Warren County in Pictures," in its galleries during the Bicentennial Celebration in 2007-2008. An array of photographs and artifacts that chronicle our local history were included in the display, as well as a tribute to local music legends Dottie West and Uncle Dave Macon. Many of those items and photos are still on display. Currently on display at the museum is a Civil War exhibit entitled "McMinnville, a Town Divided." A permanent exhibit of items related to W. S. Lively are on display in the Southern School of Photography Gallery in the Museum. Included is one of the life-sized portraits completed by Lively, as well as success stories from some of his students from around the world. In addition, the Warren County Heritage Center and Museum is also home to Main Street Photography Post. Now in its eighth year, the Post meets Thursdays at 7 P.M. to learn photography as a career option. Classes, starting each December, are open to youth and adults.

Heritage Alliance is a 501c-3, non-profit organization that acts as the chief preservation agent for our county. We rely on contributions, corporate sponsors, grant opportunities and public funding to continue our quest to "preserve the best of the past." All donations are tax deductible and all of our museum collections have been generously given to Heritage Alliance over the 30 years of successful operations. We work closely with state and local agencies to help further the cause of preservation.

Stop by Warren County Heritage Center and Museum in beautiful downtown McMinnville. Our current Museum hours are Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 P.M. Until 6 P.M. And also by appointment. We schedule walking tours of the city and its cemeteries upon request and host activities during special events downtown and at other times as relates to our exhibits. For additional information visit our website ( or call the museum at 931.474.2717.