Knoxville is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Knoxville one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Knoxville is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Knoxville or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Knoxville. Explore the historical monuments of Knoxville with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Knoxville guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Knoxville page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Knoxville landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Knoxville.
#1 of 8 Historical Places in Knoxville | Added 1095 times in trip plans
413 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902, United States
08:30 am - 04:30 pm
With a history of more than 150 years, The St. John's Cathedral is quiet popular for its stained glass windows, intricate wood design and beautiful interiors. The cathedral was built in the 19th century and still maintains its aesthetic value true to time. If you love to see places with history that still breathe and thrive in urban spaces, a visit...
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543 N Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917, United States
07:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Knox County Old Gray Cemetery was founded in 1850 and is more than just a cemetery. The art seen here in the form of the stones and the monuments, the history of the buildings and data of genealogy preserved here, all add to an interesting visit.
Take a walk round the cemetery to see the historic buildings which merge beautifully with the art d...
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401 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902, United States
Paying tribute to over 6200 veterans from 35 East Tennessee counties who lost their lives serving for the military since the beginning of World War I, the monument has 32 granite pylons that are 9 feet high.
Each pylon contains 220 names of the people who lost their lives.
A 27-foot high bell tower that bears the Four Essential Freedoms on the four...
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2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914, United States
10:00 am - 04:00 pm
The Historic Ramsey House was built in the late 18th century for the Ramsey family. The house was built by Knoxville’s first builder- Thomas Hope, using Tennessee’s pink marble and blue limestone and is a fine example of Tennessee’s architecture and fabulous interiors.
The original furnishing, cutlery and other period items are st...
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3148 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919, United States
01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Named after Charles Dickens’ “Bleak House”, the Confederate Memorial Hall was built in 19th century and was used by Confederate Generals James Longstreet and Lafayette McLaws as their headquarters during the Battle of Knoxville.
The hall was built by slave labor and is a reminder of one of the truly trying times for slaves in Amer...
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2728 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919, United States
10:00 am - 02:00 pm
The Crescent Bend House & Gardens was built during the late 18th – early 19th century and was established as a farm house for Drury Paine Armstrong and his family.
The house was used as a Union and Confederate Armies command centre and hospital during the Civil war and till today the history of the country echoes through the home. Walk th...
1220 W Governor John Sevier Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920, United States
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
The Marble Springs State Historic Site is the last remaining home of John Sevier- A War Hero of the Battle of King’s Mountain that took place in the late 18th century. John Sevier named the 350 acre site as Marble Springs due to the Tennessee Rose Marble that was quarried here and the beautiful springs that flowed through the land.
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1620 Dandridge Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915, United States
06:00 am - 08:00 pm
The Haley Heritage Square is best known for its 12-foot high bronze statue of author and Pulitzer prize winner Alex Haley.
The author is famous for his book ‘Roots’ which takes you through his journey to know his origins. The park itself is perfect to soak up some sunshine and if you want to, you can have a small picnic here during a la...