Explore the rich history of preservation, recovery and stewardship of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Through this timeline, discover the people, places and events that have made the Smokies America’s most visited national park.
Click on the Smokies Timeline below to reveal the decade in which you are interested. When the decade appears, position your mouse cursor over the decade and move left to right to interact with the timeline. Click on the photos to see full size images. Click on the links for more details about the timeline items.