Based on the recommendation of the CDC and other government agencies to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), it is with heavy hearts and an abundance of caution for our visitors, staff, and collection that Mabry-Hazen House will be closed effective March 17th and remain closed until March 31st. During this rapidly evolving time, programs and activities through May 16th are tentative.
We are committed to our mission and will continue to educate the community about the history of our site. As we face this challenging time when many people are at home, please keep an eye on our social media pages as we bring the museum experience to you and your family through live stream tours, behind-the-scenes videos, and additional online content.
This is a changing situation. We will continue to monitor conditions and keep you updated. Please visit our website or social media channels for the latest on hours of operation and availability of programs. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 865-522-8661 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your continued interest and support as we all work through these challenging circumstances together.
The Mabry-Hazen House Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located atop Mabry’s Hill in Knoxville, Tennessee. Built in 1858, three generations of the same family resided in the Italianate-style home overlooking downtown Knoxville, the Tennessee River, and Great Smoky Mountains. The museum showcases one of the largest original family collection in America with over 2,000 original artifacts on display. Furnished and decorated in the style of several decades, Mabry-Hazen gives a rare view into 130 years of Knoxville history. Learn about the origins of Knoxville’s iconic Market Square, the bitter divisions of the Civil War, the infamous 1882 Gunfight on Gay Street, a mountain city in the New South, the scandalous 1934 breach of promise and seduction trial, and much more through the rich, colorful lives of the Mabry and Hazen families.Phone: 865-522-8661 Address: 1711 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915 WINTER HOURS: Mabry Hazen House will be closed during January & February. Tours are by appointment only. Regular hours will resume March 1, 2020 Website: www.mabryhazen.com
Located on Bethel Avenue and down the road from the Mabry-Hazen House, the Bethel Cemetery contains more than 1,600 Confederate dead, including roughly one hundred who were killed in the battle of Fort Sanders. In addition, around 50 “Union Men” and 20 Civil War veterans are interred here. The monument to the Confederate dead was erected by the Ladies Memorial Association and was unveiled on May 19, 1892. The cemetery was cared for and maintained by the Winstead family from 1886-1989. The last family descendent and caretaker, Miss Mamie Winstead, willed the cemetery to the Hazen Historical Museum Foundation in 1989. Meeting her wishes, the Foundation recently opened a small museum which details the history of the cemetery as it pertains to the Civil War in Knoxville.Phone: 865-522-8661 Address: 1917 Bethel Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915
Tours: Saturday: 10am-3pm or by appointment Website: www.mabryhazen.com