Glenmore Mansion, built in 1868, is one of Tennessee's best examples of Second Empire architectural style. The massive three story house has 27 rooms and a 30' tower rising above the roofline. It is the only house museum in Jefferson County open to the public and has been operated since 1972 by the APTA Glenmore Chapter. In 2019, the Glenmore Preservation Society assumed a lease from APTA and now manages and operates the house museum. It is furnished in the mid-Victorian style with many original furnishings as well as other period appropriate pieces. It is open for tours on weekends from the first Saturday in May through the end of October. Tours are given by docents who are familiar with the history of the house and the two families who called the place "home." Tours last approximately one hour and are given at 1PM, 2PM, 3 PM and 4 PM on each Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Cost of tour is $10.00 / adult and $5.00 for students / Pre-school FREE.
For those interested, Glenmore also owns the nearby Branner family cemetery. It is the traditional burial grounds for many Branner family members as well as prominent citizens of Mossy Creek. Soldiers from the Civil War Battle of Mossy Creek are also buried there. Free access from Armory Drive off of Old A.J. Highway.
Each Christmas season, Glenmore is open the first two weekends in December for candle light Christmas Tours. Each room in the mansion is decorated with a Christmas Tree and period ornaments. Fireplace mantles and the grand staircase are decorated with seasonal greenery, candles and oil lamps. Visitors are treated to cookies and hot wassell as a part of the tour. The first Saturday in May, Glenmore host the Spring Garden Market highlighted by plant and craft vendors. The Mansion is open for tours from 9 AM until 2PM during the Garden Market.
Saturday & Sunday Afternoons
Special Christmas Candlelight Tours take place the first two weekends in December .
Private events may be scheduled at any month of the year with prior arrangements
Guided Tours Given on the Hour
1 PM / 2PM / 3PM / 4PM
For the most up-to-date hours and information, please contact Glenmore Mansion directly.
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