| April 5, 2013 -
The Mabry-Hazen House, built in 1858, will host their Civil War Living History on April 13th and 14th, 2013. Mabry's Hill served as headquarters for both armies during the Civil War, and will once again be occupied by Union and Confederate troops. Visitors will enjoy open camps, military demonstrations, cannon firing, and programming on a variety of subjects including arms and ammunition, medicinal practice, field music, and the role of women during the war. Also included will be guided tours of the historic home, which features the original family collection.
Tickets are $5 per adult and $2 per child, and can be purchased at the Knoxville Coliseum Parking area prior to boarding the event shuttle. Shuttles will run from 10am to 6pm on Saturday, and 12pm to 5pm on Sunday. Onsite parking is limited to event participants and those with special needs. Admission includes a visit to Bethel Cemetery and Museum, which serves as the resting place for over 1,600 Confederate soldiers.
The Mabry-Hazen House Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located on six acres atop Mabry's Hill. Housing three generations of the same family from 1858 to 1987, the house is a premier example of Knoxville's colorful past. Bethel Cemetery, established in 1861, contains a 48 foot tall Confederate monument erected in 1892 and an original caretaker's cottage built in 1886. Both sites give focused perspectives of Knoxville's divided past and will continue to offer special programming during the Civil War Sesquicentennial.
Additional information about the event as well as an event schedule can be obtained by visiting www.mabryhazen.com or by calling 865-522-8661. More information about the Knox County Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission can be found at www.knoxcivilwar.org.