Chattanooga, Tennessee is the largest mid-sized city in the United States without a local history museum.

SOURCE: List below of market MSAs (US Census 2017) populations between 500,000 and 1,000,000 for museums with physical locations open to the public that focus on local history (non-niche, science or industry-specific).

Rank MSA 2017 MSA Population OrgMuseum Website
54Tulsa, OK MSA990,706 Tulsa Historical Society & Museum
55Fresno, CA MSA989,255 Fresno Historical Society
56Urban Honolulu, HI MSA988,650 Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives
57Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT MSA949,921 Barnum Museum
58Worcester, MA-CT MSA942,475 Worcester Historical Museum
59Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA MSA933,316 Western Historic Trails Center
60Albuquerque, NM MSA913,113 Albuquerque Museum
61Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC MSA895,923 Upcountry History Museum
62Bakersfield, CA MSA893,119 Kern County Museum
63Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY MSA886,188 New York State Museum
64Knoxville, TN MSA877,104 East Tennessee Historical Society and Museum
65McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX MSA860,661 Mission Historical Museum
66New Haven-Milford, CT MSA860,435 Milford Historical Society
67Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA MSA854,223 Museum of Ventura County
68El Paso, TX MSA844,818 El Paso Museum of History
69Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ MSA840,550 Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum
70Baton Rouge, LA MSA834,159 West Baton Rouge Museum
71Columbia, SC MSA825,033 South Carolina State Museum
72North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL MSA804,690 South Florida Museum
73Dayton, OH MSA803,416 Oakwood Historical Society
74Charleston-North Charleston, SC MSA775,831 The Charleston Museum
75Greensboro-High Point, NC MSA761,184 Greensboro History Museum
76Stockton-Lodi, CA MSA745,424 San Joaquin County Historical Museum
77Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA739,224 Cape Coral Historical Society & Museum
78Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR MSA738,344 Historic Arkansas Museum
79Colorado Springs, CO MSA723,878 Old Colorado City History Center Museum
80Boise City, ID MSA709,845 Idaho State Museum
81Akron, OH MSA703,505 Summit County Historical Society
82Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL MSA686,483 The Polk County History Center
83Winston-Salem, NC MSA667,733 New Winston Museum
84Ogden-Clearfield, UT MSA665,358 North Ogden Historical Museum
85Syracuse, NY MSA654,841 Onondaga Historical Association
87Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL MSA649,202 Halifax Historical Society Museum
88Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA MSA645,911 State Historical Museum of Iowa
89Wichita, KS MSA645,628 The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
90Springfield, MA MSA631,652 Museum of Springfield History
91Provo-Orem, UT MSA617,675 Orem Heritage Museum
92Toledo, OH MSA603,668 Toledo History Museum
93Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC MSA600,151 Augusta Museum Of History
94Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL MSA589,162 Florida Historical Society
96Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA MSA571,903 The State┬áMuseum of Pennsylvania
97Durham-Chapel Hill, NC MSA567,428 MUSEUM OF DURHAM HISTORY
98Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA MSA564,236 Spokeane Valley Heritage Museum
99Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA556,548  none
100Scranton-Wilkes-Barre-Hazleton, PA MSA555,426 Luzerne County Historical Society
101Modesto, CA MSA547,899 McHenry Museum
102Lancaster, PA MSA542,903 Lancaster History
103Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA MSA541,926 Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center
104Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO MSA537,463 Washington County History
105Portland-South Portland, ME MSA532,083 Maine Historical Society and the Wadsworth-Longfellow House
106Lexington-Fayette, KY MSA512,650 The Anderson Co. Ky History Museum
107Santa Rosa, CA MSA504,217 Museum of Sonoma County