Upcoming Holiday Events:
Join us for a rare event
“Holiday Dinner at Swan Pond”
Dine by candlelight in the historic home.
Celebrate the holidays as they did 200 years ago.
Docent guide, tour, and dinner.
Five nights only. December 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th
Give the gift of a special time together for your holiday.
Savor the magnificent stone house greened for the season, and have a private evening afforded to few.
Reserve now to assure your very special evening for 10.
Call Ramsey House to save your night-$1,500.
Wreath Making Workshop
Workshop on Saturday December 7, starting at 12:30pm. Make your reservations now for this popular event as this class fills up quickly. Julia has gotten extra help this year so that we can expand our class to include pomanders and swags along with our traditional fresh green wreaths. There will be hot mulled cider and holiday treats to welcome you between 12:30 and 1:00. The class will start promptly at one. As in the past you will be asked to provide your own garden gloves to protect your hands and your own garden shears (household scissors are not usually able to cut the heavy stems). If you have any favorite evergreens or berries from your yard that you want to add to your arrangement you are welcome to bring them. All other supplies are included in the $35 charge for the workshop. For reservations, please call Ramsey House at 865-546-0745
Annual Candle Light Tour
On Sunday December 8, 2013 Historic Ramsey House and their guests will be enjoying the Annual Candle Light Tour from 6pm until 8pm. This is a great time for our members, their friends and others to come and share the natural warmth and beauty of the holiday season at our beautiful 18th century home. There will be no admission fee for this event. Donations to support Ramsey House and its educational programming would be greatly appreciated. As you check into the Visitor’s center you will hear holiday music provided by the lovely sounds of children’s voices and violins. Enjoy holiday treats and hot mulled cider or coffee and take time to visit with friends and other Ramsey House members. As you stroll up to the house along the candle lit path imagine the carriages and guests arriving in their best attire. Enter the kitchen and envision the hustle and bustle in the kitchen of many hands preparing food for the big event. Picture the Ramsey family and their friends around a festive table in the Great Hall or the quiet warmth of conversation in the Parlor. Upstairs you can imagine the children snuggled in their beds waiting for that very special gift that will be waiting for them in the morning. All in rooms aglow with the light of candles and the fragrance of natural greens used in decorations in that period. So come spend a very special evening at Historic Ramsey House. Learn more about this very special family that helped to settle the southwest frontier now known as Knoxville, Tennessee.
See the new Visit Knoxville video on the Historic Homes of Knoxville.
Historic Ramsey House
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 preservatio
n, education and interpretation for children as well as adults.
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