Rhea County Courthouse

This restored Romanesque Revival-Italian Villa Style courthouse was built in 1891 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977. The Scopes Trial courtroom is on the second floor and contains the original judge's bench, four tables, railing, jury chairs, and spectator seats. Open Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Downtown Dayton. For more information call (423) 775-7801. To read more about the Scopes Trial, click here.

Rhea County Museum

Located in the Rhea County Courthouse and contains exhibits, photos, and news clippings of the famous Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925. Open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (423) 775-7801.

The Magnolia House

Restored 102-year old home of Dr. Walter Thomison. Come and enjoy this beautiful and charming aged structure. For more information, call (423) 570-1200 or 800-830-1061.

Tennessee Valley Theatre

Matinee and evening performances, special events and a dinner theatre. Call (423) 365-PLAY or the Spring City Chamber at (423) 365-5210 for information.

Historic Downtown Dayton

Mainstreet Dayton is a group of downtowm merchants that promote the restoration of Dayton.  Their website is at www.mainstreetdayton.org.



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