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The Birthplace of Tennessee

and home to U. S. Constitution signer William Blount

Circa-1792 Blount Mansion was home to U. S. Constitution signer William Blount, appointed by President George Washington to govern the Southwest Territory, which Blount shepherded into admission to the union as our nation’s sixteenth state, Tennessee.

In addition to a family home, this fine wood frame dwelling also served as the territorial capital. Blount Mansion is Knoxville, Tennessee’s only National Historic Landmark and the city’s oldest operating museum, opening in 1926.

We preserve and promote the unique historic value of the Blount Mansion.