Events

Christmas candlelight tours

December 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 2021

This annual event is held the first two weekends in December. The 1868 mansion is decorated in festive greenery, bows, swags, trees, and wreaths. Hot wassail and Victorian style sweets are served in the dining room. Take a step back in time during the Christmas season and experience the hospitality, beauty, and history of Glenmore.

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.

Spring Garden Market

This annual spring event is held the first Saturday in May and is the opening date for the tour season, held May through October. Venders from East Tennessee with flowers, vegetable plants, and garden items gather on the grounds with entertainment, live music, and guided tours of the mansion all day.