The Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum in Gatlinburg, TN
This is a Museum that exists because the owners (The Ludden Family) simply could not stop finding, buying and photographing all the neat and unique shakers they came across in their travels. And as they explain, it all began because they needed a functional pepper mill and that ordinary quest expanded and grew and grew and grew till finally a Museum was the obvious solution.
The Museum has over 20,000 shakers in its collection and aside from just taking a look at them; the entire collection displays an interesting history of changes in the tastes and focus of society from antiquity to the present time. Most Museums are rather serious, but this one is whimsical and brings a bit of joy to the viewer. After a visit one will never look at a salt and pepper shaker the same way.
Admission to the Salt and Pepper Museum is only $3.00 and it will go toward the purchase of a shaker available in the gift shop. The Museum is located in Winery Square, a charming location to spend some unforgettable time with family and friends, and by the way, children under 12 are free.
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