Veterans Memorial and Nature Center
751 Bert Johnston Ave. Covington, TN 38019
One of the first facilities in the country to bring together
military history, environmental education, and historical
preservation, the Tipton County Museum is truly unique. This
million-dollar facility is located in the largest urban park
in the county, which includes a 20-acre wildlife sanctuary,
a half-mile nature trail through a woodland forest, and a wetland study area.
The museum houses changing history exhibits featuring artifacts
from Tipton County's rich heritage and a nature center depicting
the unique ecosystem of West Tennessee. Numerous programs
for students and adults are available year round.
The conference center is an excellent place to host your
reception, corporate meeting, or event.
These are some of the programs the museum offers:
You are invited to use the Cobb Parr Park picnic area for lunches
and the new playground for fun and games. You are required to
reserve the area at least 2 weeks in advance by calling the
Covington Parks & Recreation Department at 901-476-1107
or 476-3734. Ask for Lessie or Karen.
- Kids Korner - Held on the first Saturday
in March, April, May, October, November and December, Kids
Korner features activities for kids 5 - 7 years old. Kids
Korner is limited to 20 children. Pre-registration and payment
are required. Please call the museum for more information
on current programs offered and payment information.
- Various other education programs can be
given upon request to groups of children in grades K - 12,
following our ongoing mission "Enhancing Classroom
Education". A fee of $2.00 per student per program
is due upon arrival and reservations must be made at least
2 weeks in advance. Please call the museum to schedule your
The museum operates
through funding by the Tipton County government, the City of Covington, corporate sponsors, and museum members. Join us! Become a friend! Download
a Museum Membership Form here in pdf format to become
a member. You will receive discounts on children's programs
and workshops, event passes, a newsletter subscription,
Museum & Gift Shop Hours
Tuesday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 3:00pm
Closed Sunday & Monday