Historic Ramsey House

Historic Ramsey House is an historically significant home built by Colonel Francis A. Ramsey, which was completed in 1797.  This self-supporting working farm, originally composed of over 2000 acres of prime farm land, was owned by the succeeding generations of Col. Ramsey until after the Civil War when the home passed from the family because of hardships caused by the war.  Presently, the farmstead consists of 110 acres on which  the family mansion sits.  The house was built of pink marble and blue limestone and boasts many fine architectural details not characteristic of homes built on the frontier during this period. In the 1800's census, the home is noted as "...the finest building in the region."  Guided tours are given daily by trained docents and include a 15 minute video. Visitors can tour the homestead, which contains many fine furnishings of the period, wander the grounds, or linger in the Visitor Center.  The property is available for wedding and event rentals with the option of reduced tour rates for event guests by docents in period attire. 


Latitude: 35.967504 Longitude: -83.827239 Elevation: 855 ft
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Sherrie Shuler

Time Period Represented


Hours Open

Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 - 4:00 (last tour leaves at 3:00pm)

Visitor Fees

Guided tours $7, children 6-12 $5, Senior citizen & AAA discounts available.

Seasons Open

Open year-round.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets welcome with leash.

How to Get There

Take I-40 East to Exit 398 (Strawberry Plains). At end of the exit ramp, turn Left on Strawberry Plains Pike and continue approximately 4 miles. Turn Left on Governor John Sevier Hwy. (State Rte. 168) and continue approximately 1 mile to Thorngrove Pike.  Take a Left on Thorngrove Pike and continue for 2/10 mile. Take first Left to Historic Ramsey House. 

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