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Join the celebration as we dedicate the newly-restored Craighead-Jackson House and Garden, adjacent to Blount Mansion! This handsome federalist structure, dating to 1818, served as Blount Mansion's visitors center and museum from the mid-1960s to the mid-1990s, and afterwards was used as office and storage space. We undertook a restoration of the structure, starting last fall, funded by a generous grant from the Boyd Family Foundation . Simultaneously, using funds raised in a separate campaign, we are restoring the beautiful Colonial Revival garden behind the house. You are invited to join Blount Mansion's staff and board and members of the Boyd family for a ribbon cutting celebration at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, Sept. 22nd. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

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 or call (865) 525-2375 for more information about event rental space.