Historic Ramsey House will be closed November 26th-28th for the Thanksgiving holiday.
From December 2nd-5th, Historic Ramsey House will be closed for public tours so that we can decorate for Christmas and host our special event Christmas Dinner with the Ramseys. We invite you to visit when we reopen on Wednesday, December 9th and enjoy the house festively decorated for the holidays.
On Saturday, December 12th, Historic Ramsey House will be closed for regular tours due to our Wreath Workshop.
Always check our Calendar page for additional closings.
Christmas Dinner with the Ramseys
Friday through Tuesday, December 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8 at 6:30 pm each evening
Christmas Dinner with the Ramseys will be held December 4-8 starting at 6:30 pm each night and will include a candlelight tour of the beautifully decorated home and a lovely holiday dinner prepared by Rosa’s Catering. The dinner will be held in the 1797 home of Francis Alexander Ramsey, one of the founders and first families of Knoxville. This is a great opportunity to entertain the special people in your life, employees, or clients with a limit of ten guests. Individual ticket purchases are also welcome. All proceeds go directly to Historic Ramsey House. Reservations are a must and will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets are $125 per person with $100 of that cost being a tax-deductible donation. For more information, please call Historic Ramsey House at 865-546-0745.
Saturday, December 12th, refreshments served at 12:30 pm and class begins at 1 pm.
Join Julia Shiflett and her holly helpers in making a beautiful natural green wreath to take home for the holidays. All materials, expert instruction, and refreshments are supplied. You need only bring garden gloves and a small pair of hand held garden shears. The admission is $35.00 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 865-546-0745.
Holiday Candlelight Tour
Sunday December 13th, 6 pm-8 pm
Historic Ramsey House will hold its Holiday Candlelight Tour on Sunday December 13th, 6 pm-8 pm. Please join us for holiday treats, Christmas carols, and tours of the beautifully decorated candlelit home. Santa Claus will be paying us a visit too, with special treats for the children. Admission to the event is free, but donations are appreciated.
Historic Ramsey House is looking for volunteers to help with upcoming special events, school tours, and tours for the general public. If you are interested in being a part of this great historic site and the exciting changes that we have coming in our future, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-546-0745.
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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 preservation, education and interpretation for children as well as adults.