Tennessee November 01, 2018
The One Of A Kind Store In Tennessee Devoted Entirely To Salt & Pepper Shakers
If you’ve ever sprinkled salt and pepper on a bland meal before, then you already have something to owe the oft-forgotten salt and pepper shaker. You find them everywhere and appreciated nowhere, no matter how hard those little shakers work every day. Here in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, the plight of the shaker is not only understood, but it’s relegated to a place of honor and respect by way of a dedicated store and museum: The Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum.
Did you know that The Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum in the heart of Gatlinburg is the only one of its kind in the world?! It's true, this museum and local store hybrid is tucked away in the Great Smoky Mountains and hides the most prolific collection of our favorite shakers on the globe. (PS: There actually is a sister museum in Spain, but we're in love with Tennessee!
The $3 admission fee is required of every adult, and the price actually goes towards any shaker purchase made in the gift shop. Children twelve and under get to visit and ogle for free.
The museum boasts over 20,000 shaker pairs that have been crafted from all sorts of materials and from various historical eras throughout history. This impressive collection has been noted by multiple publications and travel sites, and for good reason.
Can you imagine wandering these expansive aisles...? The world of salt and pepper shakers really is incredible, with no limit to its artistry.
The gift shop sells many of the same pairs of salt and pepper shakers you see in the shop. Replicas, of course, but they make for a perfect way to remember your grand experience.
If you haven't been, would you visit? If you have visited, would you return? We think this incredible spot is truly one of a kind, and it's pretty incredible.
You can visit for yourself at 461 Brookside Village Way in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Hours run from ten am to two pm every day of the week. Have fun!
You can continue to explore all the incredible quirks of Tennessee with a visit to
this pink palace of a museum – it’s truly incredible!