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Mabry Hazen House

1711 Dandridge Ave., Knoxville, TN 37915
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Ranked #20 of 54 Attractions in Knoxville
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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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.

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Oskaloosa, Iowa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This was a last minute stop on the way to the airport and ended up being the best thing we did on vacation. We loved this lovely old mansion and it's oh so interesting history. If you want to see a pre civil war home with all the original furnishings, toys, dishes and even some clothing then this is the... More

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Windsor, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 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... More

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Vonore, Tennessee
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276 reviews 276 reviews
146 attraction reviews
384 helpful votes 384 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 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.... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 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... More

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Tampa, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 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... More

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Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

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

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Mabry-Hazen H, Manager at Mabry Hazen House, responded to this review

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 More

Knoxville, Tennessee
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

The Mabry Hazen House in Knoxville, TN has only had several generations, but only two familes to live within its' walls since it was built just before the Civil War in 1858. This home turned museum is not unlike many antebellum mansions that served as headquarters for both Union and Confederate forces during the Civil War. What makes it unique... More

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Independence, Missouri
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102 reviews 102 reviews
22 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

Our vacation this year was a trip back in time to the Civil War battlefields and historic sites. We took a day and went to Knoxville, touring various sites. I wanted to tour the Mabry House because of its connection with the Civil War but it was a wonderful surprise to hear the story of the Mabry Hazen house. The... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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168 reviews 168 reviews
45 attraction reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

I did not see the interior of this house because it is closed on Tuesday the only day I had to see it, but I looked carefully at the exterior and was totally horrified by its state of disrepair. Rotting wood and surfaces so filthly I would not want to even touch them made my first impression a really saddening... More

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Mabry-Hazen H, General Manager at Mabry Hazen House, responded to this review

Dear Visitor (krisjb1), I thought you would be happy to know that a restoration of the Mabry-Hazen House exterior is currently underway, and we have made a lot of progress in the past year. Had you visited during a day in which we were open to the public, I would have gladly informed you as to the efforts we were... More

East Tennessee
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

It was very meaningful since I was marrying into the Mabry family, the home is just as it was when Evelyn Hazen lived there. It is a very historical place and it was wonderful.

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