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“Original collections, great guide, good for groups”
Review of Mabry Hazen House

Mabry Hazen House
Ranked #38 of 197 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.
Vonore, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
888 reviews
520 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,004 helpful votes
“Original collections, great guide, good for groups”
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. 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.

Visited September 2013
4 Thank Torte_Sue
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A gem for Knoxville”
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 is indeed lucky that this wonderful property has been restored and preserved for the public to view. Please go visit and support this gem.

Visited December 2013
3 Thank geegeeKnoxville_Tn
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Tampa, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“I love historic homes and this one is a gem”
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 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.

Visited August 2013
2 Thank Patti813
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Dallas, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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.

Visited August 2013
3 Thank tigereyes1
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Mabry-Hazen H, Manager at Mabry Hazen House, responded to this review, November 23, 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.


Calvin Chappelle
Executive Director
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Most Historically Intact Civil War era House”
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 is that this stately, elegant home houses perhaps the largest original family collection of artifacts in use up until the 1980's when the last owner passed away and granted the house and its' belongings to be treasured and showcased for ages to come.

It is a real treat to walk through this home and see the actual furnishings, china, silverware, artwork, clothing, bedding, and day-to-day articles of living that were used in this very home.

It is a rare glimpse into Civil War era life

Visited September 2012
6 Thank Urbanzenmeister
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