Mission Statement

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 Mansion will be hosting its annual Christmas Candlelight tours on December 4th, 5th, 11th, and 12th from 5pm-9pm each night. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for students, and FREE for preschoolers. No reservations are necessary. Tickets are purchased upon entry – cash only. New groups are admitted every 15 minutes, with the last tour entering at 8:30 PM. Tours are self-directed and at your own pace, but docents will be in each room to answer questions and share about Glenmore’s history. The tour ends in the Grand Dining Room with cookies and warm wassail served by Glenmore volunteers. There will also be a “Mouse in the House” activity for children. 

Private group tours, a minimum of 10 people, are available during the weekdays of December 6-10 and December 13-17. Docents will provide a one hour narrated tour with many details about the mansion as well as the Branner and Jarnagin families who called this place home. Call 865-475-5014 to schedule your group tour.

Take a step back in time during this Christmas season and experience the hospitality, beauty, and history of Glenmore, an APTA (Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities) historic site listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Glenmore is handicap accessible. The mansion is located at 1280 North Chucky Pike in Jefferson City. For more information call the mansion at 865-475-5014.


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.