Marble Springs State Historic Site

COVID-19 Update

Marble Springs State Historic site prioritizes the safety and health of its employees, visitors, and volunteers. Amid the continuing situation concerning Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we have been monitoring the health situation from leading authorities as well as cooperating with our local and state partners.

Marble Springs will be taking temporary precautions as we continue to work with local and state partners. Marble Springs will be closed effective immediately until MARCH 31. We will be reaching out to school groups and events that will be affected by the closure. We will continue to monitor the situation and may extend our closure if deemed necessary. All events after MARCH 31 are still tentatively scheduled.

We urge you, our friends, to remain healthy and take necessary precautions to avoid the spread of any illness. We apologize that we must delay in sharing our beautiful site and all it has to discover. We are committed to continue to work to make the site the best it can be when we when reopen.

We will continue to update visitors via our social media platforms as the situation continues. Thank you for your continued support from all of us here at Marble Springs.

 

 

historic-homes-marble springsMarble Springs State Historic Site is the last remaining home of John Sevier.  Born in Virginia in 1745, John Sevier made a name for himself as a Revolutionary War Hero during the Battle of Kings Mountain (1780), a key player & Governor of the short-lived State of Franklin (1784-1788), and ultimately was elected to serve as the first Governor of the State of Tennessee (1796).historic-homes-marble springs small photo

Marble Springs was the approximate 350 acre farm that Sevier lived on from 1801-1815, the last years of his life.  Sevier named his farm Marble Springs because of the Tennessee Rose Marble that was quarried on site and the natural springs that flowed on the property.

While visiting Marble Springs, you will have the opportunity to tour several historic structures that are designed to represent various aspects of John Sevier’s life & times.  These structures include: The Tavern, The Loom House, The Smoke House, The Spring House & the John Sevier Cabin and detached kitchen.

Phone: 865-573-5508
Address: 1220 West Gov. John Sevier Highway Knoxville, TN 37920
WINTER HOURS: Marble Springs will be open by appointment only Wed-Friday. Open for regular tours on Saturday from 10:00-4:00 and Sunday from 12:00-4:00. Regular hours will resume on March 1, 2020. 
 
Website: www.marblesprings.net
 
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