Celebrate Independence Day with “Fourth of July on Mabry’s Hill” 

Mabry-Hazen House is hosting its annual old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration on Thursday, July 4th, 2024 from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. Gather with the museum to celebrate Independence Day, the Declaration of Independence, and the community. Enjoy great views, good food and beer, live music, fun games, great company, and tours of the 1858 house. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and spread out on our 7 acres of greenspace near downtown and right off I-40. The day recalls the spirit of 19th-century Independence Day celebrations when communities gathered for patriotic revelry and enjoyment. Tickets are required to attend the event. 

Overlooking downtown Knoxville to the west and the Great Smoky Mountains to the south, historic Mabry’s Hill enjoys a spectacular view of the fireworks around the city and county. Take it easy with this laid-back celebration. It is the perfect time to chill on the hill! Take in the natural beauty and history while savoring food from food trucks and beer from a local brewery. “When you see the view here,” says Executive Director, Patrick Hollis, “you get what drew the Mabrys, Civil War armies, the Hazens, and now what draws people today to this place. Mabry’s Hill offers an incomparable panorama of the city and the city firework show!”

The museum will have activities for kids and the young at heart including face painting, sack races, watermelon seed spitting contests, three-legged races, bocce, croquet, corn hole, tug-of-war, cake walk, Victorian festival games, and more. The New Market Train Wrecks will play classic country for attendees to boot scoot and enjoy. There will be a reading of the Declaration of Independence and a historic document about the unfinished revolution of the United States. Purchase tickets to join a cakewalk and possibly take home a delicious cake or pie from a local bakery! And the historic house museum will open for self-guided tours. With plenty of fun activities on Mabry’s Hill, you can make new history with your family and friends!

Food will be available for purchase from food trucks.

Tickets for adults (16+) are $15 ( includes one drink ticket), children (ages 5-15) are $5, members of Mabry-Hazen House are $10, and children under 5 are free. Limited VIP tickets with premier, reserved seating plus other benefits are also available for $50 per person. Find more information and ticket purchases at www.mabryhazen.com/fourthofjuly. There is a small fee for online purchases. Pre-sale tickets sell out and a limited number of tickets are available at the door. All proceeds benefit the museum’s educational and preservation missions.

The event will occur rain or shine.