Considered to be the largest original family collection display in America, the Mabry-Hazen House will certainly not disappoint history and local culture lovers in your group. Highlighting family life during the Victorian and Civil War era, a tour of the property will take you on a journey of the home and grounds, and on a journey through time.
This house sits atop Mabry's Hill and has served as the picturesque home of 3 generations of the same family, the family staying here from its first day built in 1858 to the last immediate family members passing in 1987. This impressive history has earned the entire 8-acre site a rightful spot on the National Register of Historic Places list.
If you opt-in for a guided tour (reservations are required in the offseason) you will get to see the artifacts left inside, including antique furnishings, china, silver, and crystal. You will also learn all about the history of the home, the family, and local life over the span of the home's peak period. There will be stories of Civil War battles, Gay Street gunfights, and even the 1930's Brink of Promise lawsuit.
Save some time to head down the street to Bethel Confederate Cemetery during your visit as well, this historic resting ground holding 1600 Confederate soldiers, 50 Union soldiers, 40 veterans, and several soldiers' widows from the time.