Swift Museum Foundation, Athens

3.8
#205 of 210 in Museums in Tennessee
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
The Swift Museum is located at the McMinn County airport (KMMI) in Athens, Tennessee approximately 60 miles southwest of Knoxville, 60 miles northeast of Chattanooga and 200 miles southeast of Nashville. We have multiple Swift aircraft on display, including the first proto type #1, stock production and modified Swifts from 1946 to 1951, as well as two T-35 Buckaroo USAF trainers. These military versions of the Swift were tested by the USAF in the early 1950’s. One of the T-35’s is an armed version used by and donated to the Museum from the Saudi Arabian Air Force. The museum is open for individual and group tours.
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  • We took our 4 year old to the museum when there was an old aircraft show. It was amazing! Lillie loved the airplanes and at this particular event you could go on a short flight in one of the old...  more »
  • I was lucky enough to attend the annual Swift Nationals and was extremely impressed with the exhibits of Swifts inside the museum. There was history and examples of different models ( no two are...  more »
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  • What a great little museum! If your driving up I-75 and need to take a break do it here. The planes are amazing and the ladies who work here are very friendly and informative.
  • Our tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable.

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