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Confederate Memorial Hall (Bleak House)

 
Bleak House was headquarters to Confederate General James Longstreet during the fall 1863 Siege of Knoxville.
A step back into history.
Living History portrays the Civil War history of the house.
Elegance with a touch of history
 

This beautiful antebellum mansion, known today as Confederate Memorial Hall, was originally named Bleak House after the Charles Dickens novel.  It was built between 1854-1858 as a wedding present for Louisa Franklin and Robert Houston Armstrong.

During the War between the States the house was the headquarters for General James Longstreet and his staff during the siege of Knoxville, 17 November to 4 December 1863.  The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Knoxville Chapter 89, bought the house in 1959 for use as a Confederate Museum and chapter house.

The well-maintained Tuscan-style mansion is open for tours and features formal gardens, antique furniture, 17-foot ceilings, an artifact museum, Southern history library, and fascinating memorabilia. With its stately home, beautiful grounds, and scenic river setting, this is a premier venue for weddings, receptions, parties and other functions

Seasons Open: Open for historical tours March 1-December 30. Tours available at other times upon request. Call 865-522-2371 or email leeniejo12@hotmail.com. For event information, 865-250-0882 or bleakhouseevents@yahoo.com

Hours Open: Open for historical tours Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons from 1-4 p.m, with the last tour beginning at 3:15 p.m.

Fees: Adults $5; Seniors $4; Students (12-18) $3; Children (7-11) $1.50; Children 6 & under free.

 Locally or Family Owned Business
 

For More Information, Contact:

Carlene Johnson

leeniejo12@hotmail.com
www.knoxvillecmh.org
3148 Kingston Pike S.W., Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 522-2371
 

Administrator wrote on October 27, 2015: Jane Hooker - The actual address for the Confederate Memorial Hall is 3148 Kingston Pike S.W., Knoxville, TN 37919.

Dr. Jane Hooker wrote on October 19, 2015: Have a photo of log cabin school at Bleak, Tennessee. Can you help me with the location of Bleak, Tennessee. Thanks!

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Latitude: 35.949445000
Longitude: -83.955742000
Elevation: 943 FT (287 M)
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