The Mabry-Hazen House Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located on six acres atop Mabry’s Hill in Knoxville,TN. Built in 1858 and housing three generations of the same family from 1858-1987, the Mabry-Hazen House served as headquarters for both Union and Confederate forces during the Civil War. This stately, elegant home of the Victorian and Civil War periods showcases one of the largest original family collection in America. Containing original artifacts including china, silver, crystal, and antique furnishings, this home is a rare view into the past. The Civil War, a gunfight on Gay Street in 1882, and a Breach of Promise lawsuit in the early 1930’s are only a few stories that bring life and color to those who visit the museum.
Mark your calendars for the annual Evelyn Hazen Birthday Celebration on November 7th. Enjoy food and drinks, tours of the museum, and a special display on Miss Evelyn. I have never been to the Mabry-Hazen House, but I hear it is a wonderful place. Next year, consider going there to watch Boomsday. They have special events.