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