MABRY-HAZEN HOUSE TOURS
Mabry-Hazen House is currently open for tours Monday through Saturday (see hours below). Tours typically start on the hour with the last tour leaving one hour before close. Appointments are encouraged for groups of 10 or more, but can be made for any sized group. Please contact us to schedule a tour.
The museum occasionally closes for special appointments. Please visit our Facebook for the latest updates.
MONDAY - FRIDAY: 11am - 5pm (Last tour starts at 4 p.m.)
SATURDAYS: 10am - 3pm (Last tour starts at 2 p.m.)
STUDENT: $8 (must present student ID)
CHILDREN UNDER 13: Free
ADULT GROUP RATE (15+): $8 PER ADULT
BETHEL CEMETERY MUSEUM
SATURDAYS: 10am - 3pm
CEMETERY GROUNDS ARE OPEN DAILY, DAWN TO DUSK
School group tours
FIELD TRIP RATE: $3 PER CHILD, 2-3 EDUCATORS FREE for every 10-12 students (additional educators $3 per person)
Divided Loyalties – Life of the Soldier and Homefront in Knoxville during the Civil War
The Mabry-Hazen House offers fee-based programming that meets Tennessee social studies curriculum standards. School groups up to 100 students are divided into groups of not more than 35 students and rotate through the museum stations. Depending on group size, stations can be presented simultaneously. The presentations are approximately 30-40 minutes in length.
Life of the Soldier
Goal: Educate students about the influence the Civil War had the personal life of a soldier.
Experience the life of the common soldier through photographs, uniforms, music, weapons, and ordinary objects carried or worn by soldiers. Soldiers from both armies occupied Mabry's Hill placing students on the ground where men from throughout the nation endured the hardships and routines of military life. Costumed interpreters teach students how average citizens from the North and South learned to be soldiers and the ways life in the military affected their daily lives. Stations on camp life, drill, and music are available for experiencing life from the view of blue and grey soldiers. Interpreters also discuss Knoxville’s role in the Civil War and the ways men brought their cultural, social, and political beliefs to the battle lines.
Goal: Educate students about the ways Civil War deeply affected the personal lives of men, women, and children, communities, and southern industry.
Park educators and costumed interpreters lead students through a tour of the Mabry-Hazen House to explore the material culture of Knoxville families and the customs and practices that dictated private life in a Victorian home. “General” Joseph Mabry’s role in the war and the unique culture and politics of East Tennessee illustrates the difficult choices and decisions taken by Southerners everywhere, providing insight into how diverse groups of Southerners lived, worked, and interacted with one another. As president of a local railroad, Mabry influenced the industrialization and technological developments of the region as well. Students also learn about the gender roles of women in nineteenth century America and the “cult of domesticity” that prescribed their behavior and beliefs.
Tennessee Social Studies Curriculum
5th Grade – The History of America from 1850: 5.1, 5.2., 5.6, 5.7, 5.11, 5.14, 5.18
8th Grade – U.S. History & Geography: 8.73, 8.75, 8.77, 8.79, 8.80