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Address: 200 W Hill Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-1812
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Significant Tennessee historical home

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kay M
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Augusta, GA
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Augusta, GA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 U S senator from Tennessee. It is right on the river and close to many... More 

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Thank Kay M
Knoxville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 the office.

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Thank Carie501
Holiday, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 walk through the home, you can hear the creeky floor and you can imagine what... More 

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Thank Evelyn I
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 the 18th Century.

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Thank DD_Vols2013
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We went yesterday for the Christmas Open House for the first time in forever; normally they have it during the day around morning/noon but we haven't been since the first time a few years ago, and did not regret it. The people working there were nice and it still felt festive. The garden in the back was beautiful and I'd... More 

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Thank bippinandblossom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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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