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Blount Mansion

200 W Hill Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-1812
+1 865-525-2375
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Blount Mansion was the first frame structure built west of the Allegheny Mountains. At the time it... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Knoxville, Tennessee
Wonderful Tour

Great place to visit. Eric, our tour guide was fabulous. He was interesting and informative. We... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Margaret L
New York City, New York
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200 W Hill Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-1812
+1 865-525-2375
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Blount Mansion was the first frame structure built west of the Allegheny Mountains. At the time it was built, it was indeed a mansion. It is a testament to the good people of Knoxville that it stands today. The gardens have been restored to their...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2017

Great place to visit. Eric, our tour guide was fabulous. He was interesting and informative. We learned a lot about the history of the area. Well worth a visit.

Thank Margaret L
Reviewed 21 April 2017

To be honest, my wife and I weren't aware that there were so many historical sites in Knoxville, Tennessee. Laughingly, we thought the only significant ones were Neyland Stadium and nearby Calhoun's on the River restaurant. We were wrong, of course. The William Blount Mansion,...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2017

The two staff members we met here were both very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and seemed to enjoy their jobs. This home was built by William Blount, the former territorial governor of the Southwest Territory. He was a signer of the U S Constitution and a...More

Thank Kay M
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Blount Mansion was once the home of one of the early governors or Tennessee. It served as the capitol of the territory. At times when you visit, there is a volunteer representing William Blount who tells you the history and comments on the furnishings in...More

Thank Carie501
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Although the outside of the house looks magnificent, we were quite surprised by the inside. It was simple and sweet. The furnishing were of the period, but not many were original to the home. The guide gave us good information and some stories. As you...More

Thank Evelyn I
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We had a great visit during Christmas Open House. The staff was very friendly and very knowledgeable. This is a great place to learn about the history of Knoxville and the state of Tennessee in general. It's a beautiful old home with authentic pieces from...More

Thank DD_Vols2013
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We went yesterday for the Christmas Open House for the first time in forever; normally they have it during the day around morning/noon but we haven't been since the first time a few years ago, and did not regret it. The people working there were...More

Thank Kimberly A
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

When we came to visit our son in Knoxville we weren't expecting to see any preserved history. Having started with Marble Springs we went a few days later to visit the Blount House. Again the staff brought the history to life.Hope that manage to preserve...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A great way to learn the local history, staff here were very helpful, and enjoyed seeing more antiques, and the way things were done two hundred years ago.

Thank Ed H
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How long does the tour take? I see there is a combo to view all 7 historic homes. Are they close enough to walk to each of them and can it be done in one day?
9 June 2017|
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Response from Margaret L | Reviewed this property |
We had a lovely private tour of about 20 minutes. It was worth the visit. No you cannot walk to them and it would be a lot to do in one day.