Historic Ramsey House(865) 546-0745

Historic Ramsey House

Built in 1797 by the architect Thomas Hope for Colonel Francis Alexander Ramsey

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    Candlelight Holiday Dinner

    Candlelight Holiday Dinner

    We will also be closed Friday & Saturday, December 12th and 13th for our wreath workshop.

    Welcome To the Historic Ramsey House

    Holiday Dinner at the Ramsey’s

    December 7-11, from 7pm – 10pm

    Come and celebrate the holidays in a very special way this year by treating your family, friends, employees, or join others that want to dine in the 1797 home of Francis and Peggy Ramsey. This is only the second time that we have made this offer to the public. The home will be decorated in fresh greens, colorful fruits and vegetables and nuts as it would have been then. The dinner will be served in the Dining Hall of this lovely, fully furnished home. Your evening will start with a viewing of our award winning DVD that gives you background and history on the home that was known as the finest home in Knoxville at that time and the great family that contributed so much to the Knoxville that we know today. You will then be guided along the candlelit path into the lovely home to enjoy a guided tour of this lovely home aglow in the light of candles. You will then take a seat in the Dining Hall where you will be treated to a lovely dinner catered by Bradford Catering. Reservations for the holiday fundraiser are $125/person or $1,250 for a full table of 10. A large portion of your contribution is tax deductible.

    The proceeds from this very special event go directly to Historic Ramsey House to enable us to continue our mission to preserve, educate and interpret the home of Francis Alexander Ramsey and the Ramsey Family.

    The maximum number per night is 10 people. Reservations will be on a first come first serve basis and must be in no later than Tuesday December 2, 2014. Information about pricing and reservations are available at 865-546-0745 or judy@ramseyhouse.org. Office hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 8AM – 4PM.

    See the new Visit Knoxville video on the Historic Homes of Knoxville.

    Historic Ramsey House

    Mission Statement

    The purpose and mission of the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities at Historic Ramsey House is to restore, maintain and preserve the historic structure, its gardens, and its dependencies; to interpret the early life and culture of early Tennessee and the important role of the Ramsey Family; to interpret the built environment and encourage interest in preservation; to help preserve the folkways of the region, and the arts, crafts and skills of the period interpreted in the house (1790-1820) and to link the past to the future through preservation, education and interpretation for children as well as adults.

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