KHP’s Walking and Driving Tours provide opportunities to discover and appreciate the many historical gems found throughout Knoxville that you can see on foot, from a car, or from the comfort of your armchair. We hope that you may stop for a visit anywhere along the routes and explore or return at a later date.
Simply click on the link below to download the PDF to a tablet or print off and follow along a route:
The Hill/Cumberland Avenue/Volunteer Boulevard/Stadiums/Ag Campus
This historic tour starts on the Hill, taking in Ayres Hall and other impressive buildings (highlighting notable architects and developments over of the years), including the oldest existing building, South College, as well Alumni Hall with its fascinating history of performers. From the relatively new architecture of the Min Kao Engineering Building at the foot of Cumberland Avenue, the campus tour takes in a series of remarkable buildings in quick succession, including Hoskins Library, the old Cowan Gardener’s Cottage, and the remnants of Sophronia Strong Hall. Volunteer Boulevard also teems with a rich medley of structures, highlighting the modern “Ziggurat” that is Hodges Library alongside the Victorian Tyson House, and a series of classic statues, including “Europa and the Bull” at McClung Tower, and the ever-present “Volunteer” at Circle Park. A roundup of sports and entertainment stadiums, includes Neyland Stadium, Thompson Boling Arena, and the Pat Head Summitt memorial statue to name just a few. An optional leg takes in the soccer and softball stadiums off Neyland Drive before culminating (after a short drive or bike ride), over on the Agricultural campus with grand Morgan Hall, the enigmatic UT Indian Mound, and charming UT Gardens.
This walking tour has been funded by a contribution of 202 Funds
by City of Knoxville Councilmember, Lynne Fugate
and supported in part by federal award number 21.027 awarded to the City of Knoxville
by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Arts & Culture Alliance,
an American Rescue Plan Renewal grant from the U.S. Department of the Treasury,