Spring Break ‘staycation’ ideas in Knox County

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KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. — Spring Break is a week away in Knox County and Mayor Glenn Jacobs is encouraging residents to enjoy some ‘hometown fun’ with a staycation this year! Jacobs five-part video series with Visit Knoxville began today highlighting some of Knoxville’s rich history.

Knox County features seven historic homes:

  • Blount Mansion
    • Known as the “Birthplace of Tennessee”, the Blount Mansion is where the first Tennessee State Constitution was signed.
    • It features a beautiful garden and it is free to the public!
    • The mansion is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Admission to the home is $10 for adults and $5 for children.
  • Crescent Bend House and Garden
    • Located right off UT’s campus and Kingston Pike, Crescent Bend provides a beautiful view of the Tennessee River.
    • One can visit Crescent Bend House & Gardens on Friday from 10:00am until 4:00pm and Saturday 10:00am until 2:00pm.
    • Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students, and children 12 and under are free.
  • James White’s Fort
    • “Knoxville’s First Home” or “The Birthplace of Knoxville”, the home of James White, founder of Knoxville.
    • The home is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with last admission at 3:00 p.m.
    • Admission for adults is $10 and children’s tickets are $5.

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