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Historic Homes of Knoxville Offers Spring Bus Tours

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Crescent Bend House & Gardens

KNOXVILLE -– As an official activity of the Dogwood Arts Festival and in celebration of the wonders of springtime and the rich heritage represented in the six historic homes located within Greater Knoxville, two three-hour bus tours will be offered on Saturday, April 16, 2011. The morning and afternoon tours feature a step-on tour guide who will discuss points of interest and history as well as highlight historic landmarks in and around Knoxville. The tours stop at each historic home for approximately 50 minutes, allowing guests to tour the homes, grounds, and gardens.

The morning tour, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, begins at Blount Mansion, 200 W. Hill Avenue ( and includes visits to Mabry-Hazen House ( and Crescent Bend House & Gardens.

The afternoon tour, from 1:00-4:00 PM, begins at James White's Fort, 205 E. Hill Avenue ( and includes visits to Ramsey House Plantation ( and Marble Springs Historic Farmstead (

Free parking is available at both Blount Mansion for the morning tour and James White's Fort for the Afternoon Tour. A one hour lunch break is scheduled between the morning and afternoon tours for guests who may wish to attend both tours. Seating is limited and reservations are required. The cost is $20 (plus $3.15 in fees) per person per tour.

Proceeds from the tour will be dedicated to a fund for marketing and promoting the Historic Homes of Knoxville. To make reservations, please call 865-523-7521 or visit For additional information on the Historic Homes of Knoxville, visit This tour is generously sponsored by Knoxville Tours.

Published April 11, 2011

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