To raise, receive, and manage funds for the preservation of the historical Glenmore Mansion, circa 1868; to maintain the grounds and structure in a manner that ensures its stability and opulent presence; and to offer the site as a venue for enjoyment and as an educational resource by making it available to the public and to study by architects, engineers, preservationists, builders and other craftsmen. - Glenmore Preservation Society Inc.
Glenmore Victorian Mansion in Jefferson City will be hosting its annual Spring Garden Market on Saturday, May 1, from 9am until 2pm. Venders with flowers, vegetable plants, and garden items will be available. There will be entertainment, live music, children’s activity area, and guided tours of the mansion. Food will also be available for purchase.
This annual spring event is the opening date for the tour season, held May through October. Guided tours of the mansion will be available on the half-hour beginning at 9:30am. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Masks will be required inside the mansion only. There is no cost for admission to the grounds.
Proceeds are used for the restoration and preservation of one of the Southeast’s best examples of a Second Empire architecture. Glenmore is restored and maintained by the volunteers of the Glenmore Preservation Society.
Tree dedication ceremony
At 12:00 p.m., on April 30, 2021, National Arbor Day, the Martha Dandridge Washington Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a Tree Dedication Ceremony for the White Dogwood tree that was planted on June 3, 2020 on the front lawn of Glenmore as a Conservation and Commemorative Events Project as defined by DAR. 2020 was the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote. The tree was planted to commemorate the anniversary and as a reminder of the instrumental role that Tennessee played in the passage of the amendment. This is a free event.
Glenmore Mansion is the only public house museum in Jefferson County, Tennessee. Built by John Roper Branner in 1868, it is one of the southeast’s best examples of a second empire architecture still standing today.
Today, Glenmore engages the community through regular seasonal tours along with special events like the Spring Garden Market and the Christmas Candlelight Tours.