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Address: 200 W Hill Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902-1812
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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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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612 reviews
312 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 original design, which is impressive even without the house being there. I really enjoyed doing... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 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.

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Chicago, Illinois
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2,841 reviews
1,128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,866 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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, located at 200 West Hill Avenue in downtown Knoxville, has been described by Tennessee state... More 

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Augusta, GA
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1,303 reviews
619 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 494 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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 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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267 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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 the office.

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Thank Carie501
Holiday, Florida
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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 Kimberly A
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41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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