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Crescent Bend House & Gardens - Armstrong-Lockett House

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Address: 2728 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-4618
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+1 865-637-3163
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Wed - Fri 10:00 - 16:00

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Antebellum Knoxville

This old plantation house, built in the early 19th century, offers an peek into antebellum life in Knoxville. Only a few of the furnishing are original to the house, but all the... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Asheville, North Carolina
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Called to make sure the house was open for visitation. Went to the house which is located on a busy main road. As you approach the house you cannot see it until you are right in front of it. There is a circular drive and you are past the first part of the drive when the house is visible when... More 

Thank davev6322017
Kershaw, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place claimed to have 3 acres with over 25, 000 tulips . Tulips are my favorite flowers so I could not wait to see this . We went and the house was there but locked . There were some tulips near the road but way past their prime . I walked around to the back and there was nothing... More 

Thank Cindy K
Asheville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

This old plantation house, built in the early 19th century, offers an peek into antebellum life in Knoxville. Only a few of the furnishing are original to the house, but all the furniture and decor are authentic to the period. The sweeping terraced grounds sloping down to the Tennessee River are beautiful -- especially in Spring with the tulips in... More 

Thank AshevilleBill
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

The gardens are in tiers all the way down to the river. Beautiful landscaping everywhere. The food was downstairs in the house and was perfect for a buffet type dinner. Staff was there to assist if needed during the reception and stayed to lock up. It's a beautiful house to walk through if you visit Knoxville, and is at the... More 

Thank Nancy W
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

I attended a wedding at this venue. The gardens and fountains are beautiful. The wedding was set up by the river, very romantic. The flowers, food, bar, music at this venue were great. Perfect place for an outdoor event!

Thank Artisticmommy25
Greeneville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 10 February 2016

Stunning gardens, beautifully landscaped, and a beautiful period house. The back of the house faces the serene Tennessee river, and a steep hill descends to the river with comfortable walkways provided. I only saw the main floor of the house, and it has been nicely restored. Weddings, meetings, and other events are scheduled here.

Thank hillivie
Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2016

My husband and I loved walking the grounds of this historical building...a beautiful step back in time.

Thank MaryBB26
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

The folks who first lived here built the nearby Bleak House (aka, Confederate Memorial Hall) for a daughter's wedding gift. Crescent Bend has a stunning silver collection, as well as lovely gardens which terrace down to the river behind the house. This is one of the jewels in the historic crown of Knoxville. It is especially beautiful in the springtime.

Thank heyjudithz
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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Reviewed 6 November 2015

If you love Tulips, then this is your place to go. The gardens here are beautiful, The inside has some unique features.

Thank Volguy1984
Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 12 June 2015

This is not your average historic experience and so worth the time. I first perused the gardens in back, as the home was not yet open. The landscaping, plants, reflecting pool and structures are so impressive. Design incorporates immaculate elegance while preserving the natural beauty of the area. If you go to the edge of the garden, you can experience... More 

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