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HALLOWEEN EVENING TOURS AT BLOUNT MANSION

Blount Mansion is partnering with Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory to offer special FREE Halloween evening tours Thursday, October 29 through Saturday, October 31. Gone to Rest: Funeral Customs Through History takes visitors on a hauntingly historic trip into the past. The experience begins in our garden with Cherokee tales and spooky stories from colonial days, continues inside historic Blount Mansion with a chilling exploration of death and dying in the 18th century, and concludes with a look at creepy Victorian funerary traditions inside the circa-1818 Craighead-Jackson House next door—featuring “corpse photos” and a wreath made from the hair of the dearly departed!
Jack-o-lanterns in our garden are provided by Pratt’s Country Store in Fountain City.
*Note: this program may not be suitable for young children.
Tours take thirty minutes, and begin every half hour at the Blount Mansion Visitors Center at 200 W. Hill Ave. on the following dates and times:
Thursday, Oct. 29: 8-9:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 30: 8-9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 31: 8-10:00 p.m.
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED as capacity is limited to fifteen guests per tour. Please RSVP by clicking here
*ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR MASKS OR FACE COVERINGS THROUGHOUT THE TOUR AND IN OUR VISITORS CENTER BEFORE AND AFTER. Masks will be provided for those who do not have one.
Free parking is available during the event at the Blount Mansion Visitors Center and in the Dwight Kessel Garage across the street
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TENNESSEE STATEHOOD 225TH EVENT- JUNE 1, 2021

Blount Mansion, the birthplace of Tennessee, is proud to partner with our fellow Knoxville house museums and the City of Knoxville to host a special birthday party on June 1st, 2020—the 225th anniversary of Tennessee’s admission to the union as our nation’s sixteen state. We are planning a short parade from James White’s Fort to Blount Mansion, followed by birthday cake and special activities. Participants will have the opportunity to take quill pen in hand and sign their own names on parchment atop the restored Statehood Desk in Governor Blount’s office! This celebration will be the highlight of a series of events which are being planned in conjunction with our community partners.
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Plan Your Event at Blount Mansion!

The Blount Mansion Visitors Center and gardens are available for use for special events throughout the year. The Visitors Center can comfortably seat about 80 people theater-style and approximately 40-50 people for a sit down dinner. The space can accommodate about 100 for a standing reception.

A small, fully-equipped kitchen and tables and chairs are also available upon request. Rental fees vary depending on size of group, date and time, and set up. Local, community-based, non-profit organizations are encouraged to use the Blount Mansion Visitors Center and Craighead-Jackson House for a fee. Contact us at info@blountmansion.org or call (865) 525-2375 for more information about event rental space.