Book a Tour
Wednesday - Saturday at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00
Guided tours begin on the top of each hour in the Gift Shop located in the Visitor Center. The last tour begins at 3:00pm. Hours are subject to change. Please see the "upcoming closings" section below for specific dates/times that we are not open for regular tours. For groups of 10 or more, please call us to confirm that we can fit your group in at your preferred time.
- Adults – $10.00
- Seniors (55+), Military & Child (5-17 years) - $8.00
- Child (under 5 years) - Free
- Ramsey House Member - Free
- Historic House Museums of Knoxville Combo Ticket - $40*
*HHMK Combo Tickets include single admission to Blount Mansion, Mabry-Hazen House, Crescent Bend, Marble Springs State Historic Site, James White’s Fort, Historic Ramsey House, Historic Westwood, and the East Tennessee Historical Society. Combo tickets may not be used for special events. Combo tickets can be purchased at any of the historic house museums listed above. Combo tickets do not expire.
During the following days and times, we will NOT be able to conduct tours for the public due to large field trips or private events. Please call us if you have any questions.
March 25th, 2023 - OPEN from 12:00 - 4:00 only (closed 10:00-12:00)
April 6th, 2023 - OPEN from 1:00 - 4:00 only (closed 10:00-1:00)
May 5th, 2023 - OPEN from 1:00 - 4:00 only (closed 10:00-1:00)
June 3rd, 2023 - CLOSED for a private event
August 26th, 2023 - CLOSED for a private event
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does a tour typically last?
Each tour includes a 15 minute video followed by a 40-45 minute guided tour through the Historic Ramsey House.
Can I do a self-guided tour?
Only for specific special events do we allow visitors to conduct a self-guided tour. Our regular, daily tours are all guided by a trained docent.
Can I bring food and/or drink in the Historic Ramsey House?
In order to protect the historic home and the objects within it, we do not allow food and drink while on a tour of the Historic Ramsey House.
Am I allowed to take photographs while on a guided tour of the Historic Ramsey House?
We do allow photography during guided tours, but ask that you refrain from using a flash. We do not, however, allow video unless given permission by the Executive Director.
How many stairs are there during a guided tour?
In order to enter into the house, there are 5 stone steps into the kitchen, followed by 18 steps up to the second floor. Handrails are available for use throughout the historic home. There are also chairs located in each room that are available to sit in should you need a spot to rest.
Is the Historic Ramsey House ADA accessible?
While the historic home is not 100% ADA accessible, we do offer a virtual tour upon request. Our Visitor Center, which includes our restrooms and gift shop, is ADA accessible.
Am I allowed to bring my pet?
Yes! Pets are welcome on the grounds, but we do ask that you pick up after your pet and that they remain on a leash. Also keep in mind that it can be extremely warm during the summer months. Don't forget some extra water for your furry friend! Pets are not allowed inside the historic home.