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Marble Springs State Historic Site

marble house

Address & Contact Information

1220 West Governor John Sevier Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920
(865) 573-5508


Please verify hours by calling the site before visiting.


Wednesday - Friday by appointment
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

March - December

Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

About Marble Springs State Historic Site

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 main cabin at his historic farm 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. It is operated by the John Sevier Memorial Association.

Read more at their private web site.

This Page Last Updated: September 10, 2020 at 3:45 PM