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TVA Turns 90

Join us in celebrating TVA's 90th anniversary in 2023! This summer, we're offering the opportunity to tour several of our monumental dams. You can also catch our road show at various community events and read Heritage articles and other historic content.

Dam Tours

This summer, TVA is offering public tours of some of our dams, allowing you to see inner workings of a dam and learn how we produce clean hydropower while ensuring the health of the waterways.

  • Each tour will be limited to 20 people.
  • Tours will be offered twice a day, at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. local time. Each tour lasts 60-90 minutes.
  • Since demand is very high, we will use a random drawing to select from the pool of registrants. You will be notified by email indicating whether or not you were selected. Registering does NOT guarantee a space on the tour. Please do not register unless you are sure you can make the tour (we understand that emergencies may arise).
  • Please do not register if you are a current TVA employee.
  • See below for the registration timeframes. A link will be available on this page when registration is open.

Note: Because Raccoon Mountain is undergoing an outage, visitors will not be allowed on the generator floor. You will be able to ride the elevator down into the mountain and view the inside of the facility from the overlook.

June Tours

June 2 – Kentucky Dam (Google directions)
June 9 – Kentucky Dam (Google directions)
June 23 – Raccoon Mountain Pumped-Storage Plant (Google directions – meet at the Administration building)

Registration OpensRegistration ClosesEmail Notification
May 8, 2023May 21, 2023May 26, 2023

Registration is closed for the June tours.

July Tours

July 7 – Norris Dam (Google directions)
July 14 – Raccoon Mountain Pumped-Storage Plant (Google directions – meet at the Administration building)
July 21 – Chickamauga Dam (Google directions)
July 28 – Fontana Dam (Google directions)

Registration OpensRegistration ClosesEmail Notification
June 12, 2023June 25, 2023June 30, 2023

August & September Tours

August 4 – Wilson Dam (Google directions)
August 11 – Norris Dam (Google directions)
August 18 – Wilson Dam (Google directions)
August 25 – Chickamauga Dam (Google directions)
September 8 – Pickwick Landing Dam (Google directions)

Registration OpensRegistration ClosesEmail Notification
July 10, 2023July 23, 2023July 28, 2023


Traveling Road Show

We’re on the move and want to see you! Drop by and visit with us this summer as we participate in fun festivals across the Tennessee Valley region. We’ll be looking for you!

World's Biggest Fish Fry
April 24-29, 2023
Paris, Tenn.

Panoply Arts Festival
April 28-30, 2023
Huntsville, Ala.

Memphis in May
May 5-7, 2023
Memphis, Tenn.

Riverbend Festival
June 2-4, 2023
Chattanooga, Tenn.

June 24-25, 2023
Guntersville, Ala.

W.C. Handy Music Festival
July 21-30, 2023
Muscle Shoals, Ala.

Tennessee State Fair
August 17-26, 2023
Lebanon, Tenn.

Meet the Mountains Festival
August 18-19, 2023
Johnson City, Tenn.

Asian Festival
August 25-26, 2023
Knoxville, Tenn.

Prairie Arts Festival
September 2, 2023
West Point, Miss.

Bowling Green International
September 30, 2023
Bowling Green, Ky.

Day of Service

On May 18, TVA celebrated its 90th anniversary by participating in the largest day of service in our history. More than 2,000 employees and 125 retirees fanned out to volunteer in all 201 counties of our seven-state service area. In all, they logged 10,000 service hours.

Read a recap of this historic day.