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.
About Historic Ramsey House
Historic Ramsey House is a 1797 historic house museum open to the public through guided tours. The site includes a Visitor Center that houses a museum shop, exhibits, and ticket sales. With over 100 acres, the site provides a beautiful country setting with picnic areas for guests to enjoy. Location rentals are also available for weddings, receptions, reunions, showers, garden parties, meetings, seminars and lectures. Our guided tours can accommodate both small and large groups.
Historic Ramsey House is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose purpose is to educate, preserve, and interpret the history and cultural life of early Tennessee and the important role of the Ramsey Family.
Due to the structural limitations inherent with a 200-year-old home, we regret that Ramsey House is not wheelchair accessible and may present problems for others with physical limitations.
Historic Ramsey House is administered by a Board of Directors for the Knoxville Chapter of the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities (A.P.T.A.).