Blount Mansion hosts visits from thousands of public, private, and home schooled students each year—both in-person and online via our new live virtual field trips. In-person visitors write with quill pens, learn about the U.S. Constitution, and tour the site where Tennessee was born. Our programming is ideally suited for Tennessee social studies standards for 1st, 4th and 5th grade students, though we are able to provide a hands-on, content-packed, enjoyable educational experiences for learners of all ages.


School programs are scheduled Tuesday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. We recommend making reservations several months in advance if you would like a particular day and time. Monday field trips can be arranged with advance notice.


Cost is $5 per student or chaperone. Teachers and bus drivers are admitted free of charge. Payment must be made in full with one form of payment for all students and adults at time of arrival with checks made payable to Blount Mansion Association. We will be glad to invoice you in advance.


If you would like to schedule a program for your school, you must make a reservation at least two weeks in advance. You do not have a reservation until we have confirmed arrangements and you have received confirmation via email. To make a reservation, please contact the staff at (865) 525-2375 or , or fill our online reservation form

Please send payment to

Blount Mansion Association

Attn: Education
PO Box 1703
Knoxville, TN 37901
If you prefer to pay electronically, we will invoice you through our Square account


The Blount Mansion Association can accommodate groups of various sizes, but logistics will need to be discussed ahead of time if the group is larger than 60. Typically, larger groups are split so that one half of the students visit Blount Mansion in the morning, and the other half in the afternoon. We frequently work with nearby historic sites such as James White’s Fort and the Museum of East Tennessee History so that students can enjoy two great educational experiences in the same day, with groups rotating between Blount Mansion and the other site. CHAPERONES The Blount Mansion Association requires one chaperone for every 20 students. Chaperones are required to participate in the program and assist the Site Interpreter in managing students. For more information, see the Chaperone Guide.


We have several acres on the property suitable for a picnic for groups of various sizes. In cold or rainy weather, the Visitors Center is available. For your convenience, there are several rectangular tables and chairs available in the storage room that require set-up and must be cleaned and returned to their original location following their use. Arrangements must be made in advance. Clean-up is the responsibility of the school group, and all trash must be disposed of in the proper receptacles. 


A written confirmation will be emailed to the organization point of contact prior to your scheduled program. It will include instructions for program payment, bus drop-off information, and pre-visit classroom lesson plans.


Should you need to cancel or reschedule your group’s visit, please notify us in advance as soon as possible. The Blount Mansion Association reserves the right to postpone due to inclement weather. The program will be rescheduled for a later date at no additional charge. When Knox County Schools are closed for inclement weather, the Blount Mansion Association is closed, and programs will be rescheduled.


We expect all students to respect the Site Interpreter and chaperones as well as the historic structures and artifacts. Each teacher is required to inform their students of the expected behavior and to sign and return a Code of Conduct at time of arrival.