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.
Today, the museum showcases a rare collection of books, gifts and educational toys dating back to the 18th century while the whole site breathes the essence of the time gone by.
Marble Springs State Historic Site Travel Tips
- Admission is by tour only.
Entrance Ticket Details For Marble Springs State Historic Site
- Adults: USD 5 for adults (age 18+)
- Seniors, military, and children (5-17): USD 4
- Free for children 4 and under.
- Please call ahead with groups of 10 or more for a discounted rate.
- For combo prices of historical site including Marble Springs State Historic Site, visit the official website.
Marble Springs State Historic Site Hours
- Please check our social media outlets for weather related closures.
- Tours begin at the top of the hour at the Trading Post gift shop. Last tour starts an hour before close.
How to Reach Marble Springs State Historic Site
- By Taxi
- By Bike
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Marble Springs State Historic Site Reviews & Ratings
Had a great tour with the Director for the park who was very knowledgeable about John Sevier and the site history. All buildings were in great condition. Small site but a gem for TN history.
The homestead is so well preserved with most of the materials all being original. It was fun to see the volunteers dresses in period clothes as they explained the history of each structure. You can even walk down some trails to the creek. They even offer some classes such as musket firing. This is a must see for any history buff in East Tennessee.
Nice historical site commemorating one of the key early figures in Tennessee history. The best elements are the collection of log buildings on site. The $5 is well worth it for the guided tour - this gets you into the buildings. The big disappointment is the lack of interpretation in terms of signage and objects.
My husband and I visited Marble Springs yesterday as out of state visitors and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Our guide was very knowledgeable and shared the history of what settlers of the time experienced. Being quite close to Knoxville, Marble Springs is a gem for the area.
We really enjoyed this place. The gentleman we talked with was John. He was very informative. The houses were neat and walking the grounds was so much fun.