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

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 mulching, removal of invasive plants, 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.


SHOOTOUT to benefit Mabry-Hazen House

June 17, 2017 - 10aM-4pm

For this shootout, photographers, makeup artists, and models have access to the grounds, a gazebo, the porches of the house and four rooms inside as well as a gorgeous staircase. There is a guest house on the property where the models can change, as well as two rooms and a bathroom inside the house. Due to the historical nature of the house, not all rooms are available for pictures. The house is a museum, containing precious artifacts. Only two photographers are permitted in the house at any given time. A schedule will be available to designate time slots.  

15 photographers and 15 models maximum. 

Fee is $30.00. The deadline to purchase tickets is May 31, 2017.
All proceeds will be donated to the Mabry-Hazen House.


Contact Julia Shepard for additional information: mtn1lvr@yahoo.com

"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.


Join us for a truly unique dining experience at Mabry-Hazen House as the museum partners with Heartfire Culinary to exhibit the tastes, ingredients, and culinary history of 1920s Knoxville. Guests will dine in the historic home and enjoy a seven-course meal with appetizers, specialty cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages, and coffee prepared by local chefs Chris Cantrell and Amber Lloyd of Heartfire Culinary. Inspired by the past and present, each course reflects the culinary experience of the Hazens, Knoxvillians, and Americans in the 1920s. Food historian, Patrick Hollis, will guide diners through the fascinating and nuanced history of grocers, restaurateurs, eaters, ingredients, techniques, dishes, beliefs, and practices of the Roaring '20s.


Seating is limited to 20 guests.


Join us for this intimate evening at the Hazen House! Purchase tickets at http://www.mabryhazen.com/dinner-at-the-hazens/.



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.


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. Join us in 2017 for Evelyn & Evelyn, a one-act play written by Douglas McDaniel and performed by the Tennessee Stage Company. The play will imagine an elderly Evelyn Hazen, the last descendant who lived in the home, as she reflects on her life by conversing with her younger self. Miss Hazen, born 1899, was involved in an ill-fated love affair throughout the 1920s and gained notoriety in Knoxville when in 1934 she won a breach of promise lawsuit against her former fiancé. During the 1960s, she became a staunch opponent to Urban Renewal and unwittingly casting herself as one Knoxville’s earliest preservationists. The event also will serve as a membership drive and annual meeting of the membership. In addition to the play, guests will enjoy light refreshments and tours of the 1858 house and original collection. Tickets to Lineage and Lineage cost $10 and support the museum’s mission to preserve and educate the public about a valuable part of East Tennessee. Members attend free of charge. The one-act play is supported by a matching grant generously provided by the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Visitors peek into the parlors during our 2016 Christmas Tours.

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. We ask for suggested donation of $5 for non-members. Children under 13 and members are free of charge. Historically-inspired light refreshments will be served. Donations are encouraged and appreciated. Mabry-Hazen House will be open by appointment from December 16th, 2017 until March 1st, 2018.