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Blount Mansion

200 W Hill Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-1812
+1 865-525-2375
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You can only see this little mansion on a guided tour,

and I was glad I did because my guide, Erleen, told me about every visitable room in the mansion... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Marta E
El Paso, Texas
A Valuable Time Capsule of Tennessee History

We attended a reception at the Blount Mansion, and were invited to tour the mansion. While... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bellevue, Washington
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200 W Hill Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-1812
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Reviewed 6 days ago

and I was glad I did because my guide, Erleen, told me about every visitable room in the mansion. She explained to me that the requirement for Tennessee to become the 16th state was for William Blount to bring 60,000 settlers to the area! I...More

Thank Marta E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended a reception at the Blount Mansion, and were invited to tour the mansion. While "mansion" is a relative term, this one is worth a look. As the home of a former Governor, it is smaller than you might expect, so not conducive for...More

Thank GDL919
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the last tour of the day at 4:00 and our group of six was not rushed through. Our guide had an excellent knowledge base and was able to answer any questions we had. The history of the sight and the story of the family...More

Thank Jerry H
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Blount Mansion was the first frame structure built west of the Allegheny Mountains. At the time it was built, it was indeed a mansion. It is a testament to the good people of Knoxville that it stands today. The gardens have been restored to their...More

Thank heyjudithz
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Great place to visit. Eric, our tour guide was fabulous. He was interesting and informative. We learned a lot about the history of the area. Well worth a visit.

Thank Margaret L
Reviewed 20 April 2017

To be honest, my wife and I weren't aware that there were so many historical sites in Knoxville, Tennessee. Laughingly, we thought the only significant ones were Neyland Stadium and nearby Calhoun's on the River restaurant. We were wrong, of course. The William Blount Mansion,...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2017

The two staff members we met here were both very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and seemed to enjoy their jobs. This home was built by William Blount, the former territorial governor of the Southwest Territory. He was a signer of the U S Constitution and a...More

Thank Kay M
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Blount Mansion was once the home of one of the early governors or Tennessee. It served as the capitol of the territory. At times when you visit, there is a volunteer representing William Blount who tells you the history and comments on the furnishings in...More

Thank Carie501
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Although the outside of the house looks magnificent, we were quite surprised by the inside. It was simple and sweet. The furnishing were of the period, but not many were original to the home. The guide gave us good information and some stories. As you...More

Thank Evelyn I
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We had a great visit during Christmas Open House. The staff was very friendly and very knowledgeable. This is a great place to learn about the history of Knoxville and the state of Tennessee in general. It's a beautiful old home with authentic pieces from...More

Thank DD_Vols2013
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Response from Margaret L | Reviewed this property |
We had a lovely private tour of about 20 minutes. It was worth the visit. No you cannot walk to them and it would be a lot to do in one day.