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Address: 200 W Hill Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-1812
Phone Number: +1 865-525-2375
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A great piece of history

When we came to visit our son in Knoxville we weren't expecting to see any preserved history. Having started with Marble Springs we went a few days later to visit the Blount... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
David P
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

When we came to visit our son in Knoxville we weren't expecting to see any preserved history. Having started with Marble Springs we went a few days later to visit the Blount House. Again the staff brought the history to life.Hope that manage to preserve it.Again we were surprised that there seem to be so few visitors but they are... More 

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Thank David P
Brampton, Canada
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A great way to learn the local history, staff here were very helpful, and enjoyed seeing more antiques, and the way things were done two hundred years ago.

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Thank Ehazell
Hamel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Not a mansion by typical standards but very upscale for its time period. There is an admission charge. There is limited parking. Period furnishings and guided tour.

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Thank Denise M
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Blount Mansion gives tours to educate visitors about the first governor of Tennessee and the founding of the state. Christmas time is the best time to visit, when it is decorated for the holidays. It is a gem of the past in the middle of a bustling city.

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Mendenhall
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

We were fortunate to have our own private tour of this unique early Governor's home. Further, our guide was doing his first tour, so his instructor went along, which meant that we got to learn a great deal about Governor Blount! Both guides were friendly and pleasant to interact with. This unique individual was someone we had known nothing about,... More 

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1 Thank Nancy W
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

I love history and for anyone that is interested in the past this is a wonderful site. We had a wonderful tour. This is a beautiful house.

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Thank mpcconsulteng
Knoxville, Tennessee
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Touring the Blount Mansion is a family tradition. We are a 5th generation Knoxvillian family. So each generation takes the next generation. The guided tour is very informative, and reminds our children of how far we have come.

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Thank D M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Everything seemed to be period specific. They have done their research and are doing their best building up what they have. The guide for our tour genuinely cared about the history and shared fun and interesting stories and facts with the historical aspects. She did a great job.

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Thank Amanda C
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Overlooking Tennessee River off Knoxville's main CBD street this colonial has been lovingly saved by and cared for by the women of Knoxville. Gardens are cared for by Knoxville Garden Club (GCA). Paint colors and interior furniture and decorations are period perfect.

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1 Thank horizonseeker2016
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

This was an interesting building in so much it was the first frame building built in the region in 1797. It is not large and quite basic as you might expect and looks over the river.

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