Ramsey House

COVID-19 Update

Historic Ramsey House will reopen for daily tours beginning on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. In order to keep our staff, volunteers, and visitors safe, we will be practicing the following policies, and kindly ask that visitors do the same.

1. All visitors and staff must wear a mask or face covering while on a tour of the house. We hope to have masks available for purchase when we reopen on May 20th.

2. Only one (1) household will tour the home at any given time. We recommend that visitors reserve your tour in advance, either online or by calling ahead of time. Please note that this is just to reserve your time. Payment will be taken upon arrival.

These policies will be in place until further notice. We appreciate your support and cooperation during this time, and look forward to welcoming you and your family to Historic Ramsey House!

Reserve your tour online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/guided-house-tour-tickets-1051…
Reserve your tour by phone: 865-546-0745


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Ramsey House was built in 1797 by Knoxville’s first builder, Thomas Hope, for Francis Alexander Ramsey.  The structure is significant for original interior and exterior architectural features and its period decorative art collection.

The Ramsey Family was one of the first families to settle the Knoxville area. historic-homes-ramsey house small photoThey played vital roles in developing civic, educational and cultural institutions. Colonel Francis A. Ramsey was one of the founding trustees of Blount College, now the University of Tennessee. One of his sons, Dr. J.G.M. Ramsey authored an early history of the state, The Annals of Tennessee. Another son, William B.A. Ramsey, was the first elected mayor of Knoxville.

Phone: 865-546-0745
Address: 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914
Tours: Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00am to 4:00pm (Last tour starts at 3:00pm)
Website: www.ramseyhouse.org
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