Salt And Pepper Shaker Museum

4.5223 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
  • Address: 461 Brookside Village Way, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8654305515
  • Ticket Price: 3 USD
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Observatory, Educational Site, Entertainment, Family And Kids

Meet Andrea, Rolf, Andrea and Alex. This is a family who owns the Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum. The pepper mill at home was not working. Andrea and her family started researching into the history of salt & pepper shakers. Off they went to find the right combination. After some time, it became an entertainment, almost an obsession.

The museum highlights the changes in society. From ancient times to present, you can see all the changes here. Andrea also wants to show the diversity and ingenuity in her collection. In her 20,000 salt & pepper shakers find the amazing people who came up with the design. The different shapes speak volumes of the creative artist. Her family wanted to bring people together. Everyone has a memory about a salt & pepper shaker, either from their childhood or later in life.

The salt & pepper shakers have been displayed by themes and colours. Andrea created a story within the displays for you to read. Each theme is separated by pepper mills.

The number of holes in salt and pepper shakers differs by culture, health and taste. In the U.S. use of excessive salt is considered bad. Yet in Europe it’s the other way round. So the shakers in the U.S. are ones with fewer holes. How to procure salt or pepper had to do with availability. In some places salt is rare and prized whereas in Europe, pepper is hard to come by. Pepper is a spice which comes from the Orient and is considered exotic. Salt comes in various grain size. Some are coarse, while other fine. Pepper can be ground or cracked, and cooks have their preferences, so what will pour better? Labs tried to determine the difference between table salt and sea salt. There was none but sea salt have other minerals from the seawater and has a distinct taste. Pepper which is a berry, is grown in India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Brazil. Pepper has been traded since Roman times and considered a very important product. Visit their website for detailed historical information regarding salt and pepper.

Salt And Pepper Shaker Museum Travel Tips

  • Children 12 and under can enter free.
  • There is plenty of room to park and it's located very close to downtown Gatlinburg.
  • The museum is like walking through a history book.
  • The shakers are organised into categories, plastic, vegetables, States. 
  • The entire family is helpful and very informative.
  • They ship as soon as possible, but it may take 3-5 days to process.
  • They inform you by email after they ship. 

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  • Salt And Pepper Shaker Museum Address: 461 Brookside Village Way, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States
  • Salt And Pepper Shaker Museum Contact Number: +1-8654305515
  • Salt And Pepper Shaker Museum Timing: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Salt And Pepper Shaker Museum Price: 3 USD
  • Best time to visit Salt And Pepper Shaker Museum(preferred time): 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Salt And Pepper Shaker Museum: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 10.14% of people who visit Gatlinburg include Salt And Pepper Shaker Museum in their plan

  • 95% of people start their Salt And Pepper Shaker Museum visit around 1 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Salt And Pepper Shaker Museum


95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Salt And Pepper Shaker Museum

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Salt And Pepper Shaker Museum Reviews & Ratings

  • Great place, never have seen so many salt and pepper shakers, well worth the $3!! Anybody into s&p shakers can spend a,good amount of time.

  • A place that my late boyfriend and I had planned to go till he died unexpectedly! My son brought me so I could see the place and check it off of my bucket list! So many different salt and pepper shakers!

  • Very cute little museum! Staff is friendly, and it costs very little to go see! Would recommend this to anyone staying in gatlinburg or in the area if you want to see something unique.

  • Unique place if you're into salt and pepper shakers. Plan on spending at least a few hours and be mindful, there is not a public restroom here. It's a 5 minute walk to one.

  • AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING! We were blown away by this massive collection. One lady collected all of these and made this cute little museum for all to see. Admission price is cheap too which is another plus. BUT be prepared to stay a while as our eyes 👀 were overwhelmed! I took one of my granddaughters with me and we were blown away! It is a must see for anyone who adores collections or who LOVES s&p shakers.

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