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