KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Enjoy a frightfully authentic encounter with the past this Halloween on a tour 8-9:30 p.m. Oct. 27, 29-30 and 7:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the circa-1796 Blount Mansion, Knoxville’s only National Historic Landmark.
The Blount Mansion will offer special evening tours of the historic house and gardens, beginning with Cherokee ghost stories outside and culminating with a flashlight tour of the mansion and Halloween treats inside the visitors’ center. Tickets are $10 per person.
“Dr. Carvenstein” (graphic artist Ken Clayton) will offer a special pumpkin-carving seminar 6 p.m. Oct. 29 in the visitors center.
On Halloween night, limited special tours will take place 11 p.m. to midnight of the circa-1818 Craighead Jackson House. Special tickets are required and are $50 per person.
NEW THIS YEAR: Also on Halloween night, The Big Camera will offer an evening of haunting historical photography. Learn how Spirit Photographs were created and leave with your own digitally printed Tin Type. No extra charge. Donations are accepted to cover costs of materials, etc.
Free parking is available during the event at the Blount Mansion Visitors Center and in the Dwight Kessel Garage across the street.
The circa-1792 Blount Mansion was home to William Blount, territorial governor and a signer of the United States Constitution in addition to the original state constitutions of Tennessee and North Carolina. The mansion is a National Historic Landmark.
For more information, visit www.blountmansion.org.
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