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Mabry Hazen House

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$10 price worth the tour

Plan on spending at least an hour. It was $20 for two adults. The turn in driveway was a little... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Minnesota42
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Minnesota
History comes alive

This beautiful old home stands on a hill overlooking Knoxville and the Tennessee River. At one... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
charlesclemens2017
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Sevierville, Tennessee
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The Mabry-Hazen House Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located on five acres atop Mabry Hill and includes the 4-acre Civil War Bethel Cemetery. This stately, elegant home of the Victorian and Civil War periods showcases...more
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1711 Dandridge Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915-1905
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

Plan on spending at least an hour. It was $20 for two adults. The turn in driveway was a little tricky, and the wait on the covered front porch for the next tour a little confusing as there was only one tour guide giving tours...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

This beautiful old home stands on a hill overlooking Knoxville and the Tennessee River. At one time, Joseph Mabry II owned the 28 square miles surrounding the mansion. It has a fascinating history - including a famous murder that Mark Twain wrote about in TALES...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Went here with out-of-town friend, looking for something in area to do that we hadn't done before. This house had way more history than I ever heard about before. Very unusual that it had been in same family for several generations, with a collection of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

Go back in time and see how this prominent family flourished, before, during and after the Civil War, and see the very sad events that seem to plague this old, Southern family. Beautiful grounds with some plant material that was labelled, experience the extremely friendly...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

Toured the house on a Saturday in June. It is one of a handful of homes in the United States that retains the original furnishings that belonged to the family. Interestingly, the last resident of the home, Evelyn Hazen, stipulated in her will that the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

We paid for the tour and learned the history. One of the more interesting things is that the owner offerred it to the confederate commander while they were there, then, once they left, he offerred it to the union commander. Kind of played both sides,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We toured Mabry Hazen house on our visit to Knoxville. The site director is clearly an enthusiastic historian and has taken an extensive amount of time to learn the history of the artifacts/antiques in the house. The local history to the family is also very...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

This Italianate house was built in 1858 by Joseph Mabry, who was president of the Knoxville and Kentucky Railroad. It was in the Mabry family for 3 generations until 1987 when it was deeded over to a historical society. It is well restored and contains...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank MarkLaurel
Reviewed 12 August 2017

My wife and I enjoy visiting antebellum plantation houses throughout the South and also uniquely constructed homes with a lot of historical background. The Mabry-Hazen House in Knoxville, Tennessee, is blessed with features of both. Located on an eight-acre site at 1711 Dandridge Avenue, at...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Unfortunately, when we arrived here at about 4:05 pm, and asked if we might join the last tour, we were told that they had given their last tour earlier and that there would be no further tours that day. We were quite disappointed. This is...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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The tour is $10 per adult and all funds go back to the preservation of the site. The tour includes a detailed history of the home and family as well as a guided tour throughout the home. Tours typically last 45 mins. to an... More
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