Confederate Memorial Hall (Bleak House) - Knoxville TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 35° 56.988 W 083° 57.377
17S E 233351 N 3982421
Quick Description: Bleak House was headquarters to Confederate General James Longstreet during the fall 1863 Siege of Knoxville. This beautiful antebellum mansion, known today as Confederate Memorial Hall.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 11/23/2022 11:10:12 PM
Waymark Code: WM17271
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Becktracker
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Long Description:
From the website below:

"Confederate Memorial Hall (Bleak House)-Museum
Bleak House was headquarters to Confederate General James Longstreet during the fall 1863 Siege of Knoxville.

This beautiful antebellum mansion, known today as Confederate Memorial Hall, was originally named Bleak House after the Charles Dickens novel. It was built between 1854-1858 as a wedding present for Louisa Franklin and Robert Houston Armstrong.

During the War between the States the house was the headquarters for General James Longstreet and his staff during the siege of Knoxville, 17 November to 4 December 1863. The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Knoxville Chapter 89, bought the house in 1959 for use as a Confederate Museum and chapter house.

The well-maintained Tuscan-style mansion is open for tours and features formal gardens, antique furniture, 17-foot ceilings, an artifact museum, Southern history library, and fascinating memorabilia. With its stately home, beautiful grounds, and scenic river setting, this is a premier venue for weddings, receptions, parties and other functions."

(visit link)
Theme:
Cultural History


Street Address:
3148 Kingston Pike, Knoxville TN


Food Court: no

Gift Shop: yes

Hours of Operation:
Open for historical tours Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons from 1-4 p.m, with the last tour beginning at 3:15 p.m. SEASONS OPEN Open for historical tours March 1-December 30. Tours available at other times upon request.


Cost: 5.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum Size: Small

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

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