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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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615.532.1550 or Email Us

Commission Resources

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

Read more at their private web site.

Please verify hours by calling the site before visiting.

Regular Hours (March - December):
Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Monday - Tuesday

Winter Hours (January - February):
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please confirm hours at (865) 573-5508. Groups of 10 or more will require advanced notice.

John Sevier (1745-1815), early pioneer, 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. He and his wife, Bonny Kate, lived at Marble Springs at times 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, and a spring house. The Walker Cabin, circa 1830, has been moved to the site and features artifacts. Modern facilities include a former caretaker's cottage (used for offices), pavilion and an outdoor stage. The property was purchased by the state in 1941.

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