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Marble Springs

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E. Patrick McIntyre, Jr., Executive Director
2941 Lebanon Road
Nashville, TN 37243-0442
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615.770.1096 or Email Us

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1220 W. Gov. John Sevier Hwy.
Knoxville, TN 37920
(865) 573-5508

Read more at their private web site.

Hours:
Please verify hours by calling the site before visiting.

Summer Hours (April 15-Oct. 14):
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Monday

Winter Hours (October 15 - April 14):
Wednesday - Friday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed on Sunday - Tuesday

Please call ahead for tours (865) 573-5508

John Sevier (1745-1815), early pioneer, Indian fighter, governor of the failed State of Franklin, and first governor of Tennessee, built a plantation home, which he called Marble Springs, when he came to the state capital, Knoxville, in 1796. The site had been a way station for travelers along the road to Knoxville. He and his wife, Bonny Kate, lived at Marble Springs until his death.

The only original building, the two-story main cabin, has been restored and furnished with Sevier family items and other frontier pieces. Additions include a kitchen, a loom house, a smokehouse, a spring house, and a barn. The Walker Cabin, circa 1830, has been moved to the site and features artifacts and a video presentation. Modern facilities include a pavilion and an outdoor stage. The property was purchased by the state in 1941.

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