Our special events take history a step further.....

Volunteers take a break during the 2016 Park Day at Mabry-Hazen House. 

Volunteers take a break during the 2016 Park Day at Mabry-Hazen House. 

PARK DAY - APRIL 1, 2017 - 9AM
SPONSORED BY THE CIVIL WAR TRUST

On Saturday, April 1, 2017, history buffs, community leaders and preservationists will team up with the Civil War Trust at more than 125 sites in 29 states to answer the call to service on Park Day. Celebrating its twentieth year, Park Day has attracted volunteers of all ages and abilities bound by their dedication to serving their communities at historic sites nationwide.

Mabry-Hazen House will participate in Park Day on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 9am to 2pm. Activities will include leaf and brush removal, mulching, and general spring-cleaning. Some tools will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring rakes, pitchforks, tarps, and similar yard tools.

The Civil War Trust is the largest and most effective nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation of America’s hallowed battlegrounds.  Although primarily focused on the protection of Civil War battlefields, through its Campaign 1776 initiative, the Trust also seeks to save the battlefields connected to the Revolutionary War and War of 1812.  To date, the Trust has preserved close to 43,000 acres of battlefield land in 23 states.  For a complete list of participating Park Day sites, visit Civilwar.org/parkday.

Mabry-Hazen House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located on six acres atop Mabry's Hill. Housing three generations of the same family from 1858-1987, Mabry-Hazen House served as headquarters for both Union and Confederate forces during the Civil War.

Additional information about the event can be obtained by calling 865-522-8661.
Please RSVP by March 30.

Contact:

Calvin Chappelle, Executive Director

mabryhazenhouse@gmail.com

865-951-6614

 

"Bushrod" demonstrates riving shakes during the 2016 Tennessee Statehood Day event at Mabry-Hazen House.

Tennessee statehood day - May 27, 10am-3pm

June 1, 2016 marks the official 220th anniversary of Tennessee’s admission as the 16th state in the union. The Historic Homes of Knoxville are partnering to celebrate Statehood Day on May 27th and June 3rd. These sites include places of historical significance in the exciting journey from the creation of our country to the founding of our state. The Historic Homes of Knoxville include: Blount Mansion, Crescent Bend, James White’s Fort, Mabry-Hazen House, Marble Springs, Ramsey House, and Historic Westwood. Each site will have individual ways of celebrating the birth of Tennessee. This is a free museum day to the public.

Mabry's Hill is the highest hill north of the Tennessee River, offering a great view of the Fourth of July fireworks. 

Mabry's Hill is the highest hill north of the Tennessee River, offering a great view of the Fourth of July fireworks. 

JULY 4, 2017

Mabry-Hazen House will host its second annual Fourth of July Celebration on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017. On historic Mabry’s Hill attendees will enjoy a great view of the July 4th fireworks show, good food, and live music. Tours of the historic home will begin at 6pm, and dinner will be served at 7:30. Alcohol is BYOB.

Mabry-Hazen House offers food and entertainment without the traffic. Tickets are $60 per adult and children under 12 are free when accompanied by a ticket holder. Tickets are limited to 200 adults to ensure a quality event. Purchase your tickets in advance to guarantee your attendance. There is plenty of parking and the site offers easy access to I-40 without traffic concerns. Tickets may be purchased in advance by visiting www.mabryhazen.com or call 865-522-8661 for more information. The event will take place rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable. Sponsored by WDVX, All Occasions Party Rentals, and Crowne Plaza Knoxville.

 

Guests gather for lunch during the 225th Anniversary of the City of Knoxville.

Guests gather for lunch during the 225th Anniversary of the City of Knoxville.

FOUNDERS DAY LUNCHEON - OcT 3, 2017 

Help the Historic Homes celebrate the 226th birthday of the City of Knoxville!  Join us for a delicious luncheon, with remarks from our guest speaker (TBA). Knoxville’s key leaders will come together to celebrate and promote the city and its most precious properties, including Blount Mansion, Crescent Bend House & Gardens, Historic Ramsey House, James White’s Fort, Mabry-Hazen House, Marble Springs State Historic Site, and Historic Westwood. Proceeds from the luncheon will benefit the Historic Homes.  

 

Actors and and organizers prepare to take a bow after "Gunfight on Gay Street" at the 2016 Lineage & Legacy.

LINEAGE & LEGACY - OCT 1ST, 2017 - 2pm-4pm

A special celebration of one of Knoxville’s first families, the event will center on remembering the Mabry & Hazen family’s impact both past and present. A one-act play based on the later years of Evelyn Hazen is currently in production. In addition, the event also serves as the annual meeting of the membership. Guests will enjoy light refreshments, live music, and tours of the historic home. Please join us as we recognize family descendants and our supporting members. The event is free and open to the public, although the purchase of a membership will go to support our mission of education and preservation. No donation is too small.

Visitors peek into the parlors during our 2016 Christmas Tours.

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TOURS - 2016
DEC. 9, 5pm-8pm & Dec. 10, 2pm-5pm

Mabry-Hazen House invites you to join us for our annual Christmas Tours. Our final event of the year before we close for the winter, the rooms of the house will be decorated in the spirit of the holiday season. Tours are scheduled for Saturday, December 9th from 5-8pm and Sunday, December 10th from 2-5pm. The event is free of charge and light refreshments will be served. Donations are encouraged and appreciated. Mabry-Hazen House will be open by appointment from December 11th until March 1st, 2018.