Ramsey House was built in 1797 by Knoxville’s first builder, Thomas Hope for Francis Alexander Ramsey, one of Knoxville’s first settlers. Celebrate Statehood Days with one of the founding Families of Knoxville, and enjoy a free tour of Ramsey House. After the tour, enjoy vintage baseball featuring local teams on the lovely grounds of Historic Ramsey House.
Crescent Bend House & Gardens is one of the Southeast’s finest house museums and gardens. Built in 1834 by Drury Paine Armstrong, Crescent Bend was once a 900-acre working farm and so named for its prominent setting overlooking a majestic crescent bend in the Tennessee River just west of downtown Knoxville. Enjoy free tours today, in celebration of Tennessee Statehood Day!
June 1, 2017 marks the 221st anniversary of Tennessee’s admission as the 16th state in the year 1796. In conjunction with the Historic Homes of Knoxville, Marble Springs State Historic Site will commemorate this occasion with a weekend of Living History.
Saturday, May 27 from 10am-5pm walk amongst Living History interpreters in 18th Century clothing portraying life on the frontier. Militia drills along with demonstrations of 18thCentury life. The celebration will continue into Sunday, May 28 from 11-4pm with Living History encampments and various interpreters. Children’s activities include falling into a militia drill with the reenactors. Militia camps will be open between activities. Blacksmithing, weaving, and open hearth cooking will be demonstrated all weekend. A full schedule of events will be available at www.marblesprings.net. Details are subject to change.
This event is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated.
Join us at James White Fort as we celebrate Tennessee Statehood Day! Tennesseans for Living History Volunteers will be demonstrating the lifestyle of 1796: Open Hearth & Fire Pit Cooking, Blacksmithing, Weaving, Spinning and other pioneer era tasks. Free Admission, but donations gladly accepted.
June 1, 2016 marked the official 220th anniversary of Tennessee’s admission as the 16th state in the union. The Historic Homes of Knoxville are partnering to celebrate Statehood Day on May 27th and June 3rd. These sites include places of historical significance in the exciting journey from the creation of our country to the founding of our state. The Historic Homes of Knoxville include: Blount Mansion, Crescent Bend, James White’s Fort, Mabry-Hazen House, Marble Springs, Ramsey House, and Historic Westwood. Each site will have individual ways of celebrating the birth of Tennessee. This is a free museum day to the public.
June 1, 2017 marks the 221st anniversary of Tennessee’s admission as the 16th state in the union. Construction on Blount Mansion began in 1792. The restored mansion was open for tours in 1930, making it the oldest museum in Knox County. Commemorate the creation of the state of Tennessee and celebrate the pioneers who settled and transformed the southwest territory into the vibrant state of Tennessee with a free visit to Blount Mansion!
June 1, 2017 marks the official 222th anniversary of Tennessee’s admission as the 16th state in the union. Enjoy free tours of Historic Westwood on May 21st in celebration of Tennessee’s birthday.