Marble Springs State Historic Site is pleased to host a weekend of Living History in celebration of the life and times of the first governor of Tennessee, John Sevier, in commemoration of his 270th birthday and 200th anniversary of his death.


John Sevier Days Living History Weekend will take place Saturday, September 19, from 10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 20, from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. You can expect to enjoy 18th century demonstrations such as open-hearth cooking; spinning and weaving; blacksmithing; weapons demonstrations, which will showcase period-appropriate firearms; 18th century style militia drills; regional craft demonstrations; historic lectures and more!  Food, drinks, and special treats will be available. Details are subject to change.


Please join us with your family and friends and enjoy this early autumn event to kick off a memorable fall season at Marble Springs!


Admission for Sevier Days is $5.00 per adult (16+); $3 per child (7-15); 6 and under FREE; Parking is free. All proceeds benefit the mission of preservation and education of the Marble Springs State Historic Site.


For more information call (865)573-5508 or email  or visit

Programming assistance for this event is provided by Knox County. Marble Springs is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Historical Commission, and supplemented by additional funds raised by the Governor John Sevier Memorial Association.

All activities take place at the Marble Springs State Historic Site:

1220 West Governor John Sevier Highway

Knoxville, TN, 37920