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Blount Mansion

200 West Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 525-2375
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Ranked #36 of 50 Attractions in Knoxville
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Palestine, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Their peak month for visitors and they were closed for renovation. What an incredible amount of stupidity on their part.

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mks2x, Manager at Blount Mansion, responded to this review

We are sorry that you were not able to visit the Blount Mansion when you were in town. The Blount Mansion is currently closed for renovations to ensure that the property will be intact for future generations of visitors to the site. Because of the extensive renovations to stabilize the property, the mansion is considered a hard-hat construction zone; for... More

Austin, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Just moved to area, so bought the inclusive ticket at the visitors center. The Blount Mansion was my first place to visit. It was somewhat of a rainy day, so I was the only one even in the reception area, yet the guy sitting behind the desk...watching TV asked that I come back in 45 minutes for tour...ok...came back..still only... More

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mks2x, Executive Director at Blount Mansion, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that your visit to the Blount Mansion was not excellent. We do offer tours every hour, on the hour, because of our limited staff and resources as a non-profit. The Mansion was certainly considered a mansion by 1790s and 1800s standards for the frontier territory and early statehood, though it is not a mansion by... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

Blount mansion is a wonderful place to go! I went with a group and it was lots of fun! The tour guide was amazing! We just didn't get enough time to go downstairs where the slaves were! Well I would love to go agin! 😀

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is an awesomely preserved mansion that is totally open to the public and is filled with items, paintings, hardware, and fixtures of the time when Knoxville first went on the map.

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Roswell, GA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

My husband and I visited this historic site while in Knoxville. The guide was super knowledgeable and the home was amazing.

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Crossville, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

We went with a group ! The guides treated us to hot spiced cider and an entertaining tour. this is a nice tour. There are lots of things to do in Knoxville, this is something important to do here.

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Tennessee
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98 reviews 98 reviews
56 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I have visited Blount Mansion several times, and each time learn something new. The guides are very knowledgeable and have a love and respect for the home and the owner William Blount. On view are several furnished rooms on ground level, two bedrooms on the second, the kitchen, and a study focusing on early TN history.

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So. California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Next to the Tennessee River in Knoxville is a well-restored bit of history. The Blount Mansion was originally built in 1792 for William Blount who was the Governor of the territory south of the Ohio River and one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. The “mansion” served as Blount’s home and also as the capitol of what is... More

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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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210 reviews 210 reviews
67 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

If you are into Tennessee history, this is a must-see house museum. They have an impressive collection of period antiques, a good orientation video and friendly tour guide. The house itself is not particularly architecturally interesting but its age considering its location and the events that occurred there from the writing of Tennessee's first state constitution to the visit of... More

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Seattle, Washington
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43 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Enjoyed a tour of the Blount Mansion. The tour guide is quite knowledgable. Also greatly enjoyed the Civil War video in the upstairs of the office building. The gentleman there was a wealth of information about the Civil War.This is a "must" for any Civil War buff! Blount was a Governor of Tennessee and also signed the Constitution of Tennessee.

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