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.

Christmas at glenmore

Tours are annually on the first two weekends of December (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings).

Tours are self-guided with docents stationed in every room to provide details and answer questions. Plan on at least 45 minutes to 1 hour to enjoy the tour experience.

Homemade Christmas cookies are served at your last stop, along with Glenmore’s hot wassail (Applecider/juice with seasonal spices).

Tour prices are the same as the other tours, Adults $10, Students $5, and Preschoolers FREE (There will be a “Mouse in the House” activity for children.)

Pay at the door, cash only. No reservations are taken for this event.

First Tour is at 5:00 PM and other tours begin every 15-20 minutes. Last tour is at 8:30 PM.

Private group tours, a minimum of 10 people, are available by appointment during the weekdays of December 5th-8th and December 12th-17th. 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.

Glenmore is handicap accessible.


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.