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Review of Mabry Hazen House

Mabry Hazen House
Ranked #40 of 206 things to do in Knoxville
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Owner description: 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 one of the largest collections of original artifacts including, china, silver, crystal, and antique furnishings. Built in 1858 and housing three generations of the same family from 1858-1987, the Mabry-Hazen House served as headquarters for both the Union and Confederate troops during the Civil War. If you are visiting Knoxville, make sure to visit this historic treasure.
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We were looking for somewhere to stop along our travels, and found this historic site on the 'things to do in knoxville' list. We are so glad that we stopped!
We called ahead and left a message that we were coming later in the afternoon (the website reccommends this, as it si run by volunteers). We arrived later in the afternoon. We parked right in the front driveway. The tour guide (Calvin) greeted us and the tour began! The home is very well maintained, Calvin was able to give us some insight on the work that has been done to the home. The story of this family is unique and very interesting! I've never heard about this family before, but my husband and I both left wanting to learn more.
The tour was $5 each, (a great price!) - the tour guide was very enthusiastic and covered so much more information then we ever expected to get!

6  Thank MrsKzy
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

I went with a group of women and enjoyed the tour and a tea luncheon on the porch. While the collections of glassware and furnishings are interesting, I really enjoyed the view and the grounds. The tour guide is very enthusiastic and makes the visit fascinating with stories of the family who lived here and of its Civil War history. Great place to watch fireworks for Boomsday. I believe they regularly offer a special for the event. Worth a visit and a fun place to book a group for a few hours.

4  Thank Torte_Sue
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Reviewed 14 December 2013

The house is amazing in the fact that so much of the furnishings are original. The exterior has been well restored. The Civil War history and the story of Evelyn Hazen just add to the historical significance. Calvin Chapelle, Executive Director, was our tour guide and he has a wonderful command of the history and enthusiasm for the property. Knoxville is indeed lucky that this wonderful property has been restored and preserved for the public to view. Please go visit and support this gem.

3  Thank geegeeKnoxville_Tn
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

The Mabry Hazen house tour provided a glimpse into the life of the fascinating family who lived here for over 100 years. In addition to enjoying the lovely original antiques which furnish the house, we were also fascinated by incredible tales of wealth, loss of wealth, gunfights, love, betrayal and much more. Oh, if those walls could talk........ With his wealth of knowledge about Knoxville, the Mabry/ Hazen families, and antiques ----as well as the Civil War, the tour guide made this a great experience, and I highly recommended it.

2  Thank Patti813
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

Operating hours are supposed to start at 10; got there and a sign on the door said opening at 12; ruined our schedule.

3  Thank tigereyes1
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Mabry-Hazen H, Manager at Mabry Hazen House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2013

Dear Visitor (tigereyes1),

The Mabry-Hazen House does its very best to accommodate each one of our visitors. Due to a very small staff, we must sometime close for special appointments. We apologize for your inconvenience.

Sincerely,

Calvin Chappelle
Executive Director

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