East Tennessee’s most important cultural heritage sites are partnering to celebrate Statehood Day with the Historic Homes of Knoxville tour on May 25 and June 1, which is the 217th anniversary of Tennessee’s admission as the 16th state in the Union. Admission is free and open to the public.
Historic Crescent Bend House and Gardens is one of the Southeast’s finest house museums and gardens. Crescent Bend will have free admission 9 a.m. to noon on May 25.
Armed with a recent paranormal study, Historic Ramsey House is once again having “A Haunting at Ramsey,” this time to include a trip to our recently acquired cemetery May 25 at Lebanon at the Forks.
Walk amongst Living History interpreters in 18th Century clothing portraying life on the frontier, encampments and more 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on May 25. Children’s activities include falling into a militia drill and playing with period toys. Blacksmithing, weaving, and open hearth cooking will be demonstrated all weekend.
Commemorate the creation of the state of Tennessee and celebrate the pioneers who settled and transformed the southwest territory into the vibrant state of Tennessee from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 1 at Blount Mansion, the oldest museum in Knox County.
Learn about open hearth cooking and blacksmithing at 10 a.m. on June 1 at James White’s Fort.
Celebrate Tennessee Statehood Day and Confederate Decoration Day at 11 a.m. on June 1 at the Mabry-Hazen House. Tours, speakers and commemoration of the 1,600 Confederate soldiers will be featured. Admission is free and open to the public.
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