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Alcoa, Tennessee: Millennium Manor Team Field Report

Millennium Manor

500 N. Wright Rd, Alcoa, TN
Drive south on I-140/Pellissippi Pkwy until the road ends at exit 14. Turn right onto TN-33. Drive a half-mile. Turn right at the third stoplight onto McArthur Rd. Drive one mile. Turn left onto N. Wright Rd. Drive a half-mile. You'll see Millennium Manor on the left; turn left just past it onto Harding St. Park in the church lot on the right.
Summer weekends 12-5, other hrs by appt. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Tours $15 per person.
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Millennium Manor.

Millennium Manor

Built to survive "Armageddon and a thousand years beyond." William and Emma Fair Nicholson erected their indestructible home in 1938-45, when they were in their sixties. Photo-op Millennium Manor "Zombie Outbreak Shelter" sign at the end of the driveway. Report... [10/20/2019]

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Millennium Manor.

Millennium Manor

Millennium Manor was my favorite stop on our travels. And with the weather being what it was, it made it perfect to take photos of a castle.

[bordeauxbarb, 03/27/2023]
Millennium Manor

Since the last tip there has been massive amount of progress here! One man, Dean Fontaine, is handling the herculean task of restoring this castle with 18-foot-thick stone walls -- all so that we can learn about its extremely interesting history. Work is still proceeding, and will for a while, but it is open for tours on the weekends from 12-5. You can also call for reservation tours through the week. Hope you have as much fun as we did.

[Krystal McCammon, 07/17/2022]

Weekend hours are likely only for the summer. As with all solo visionary projects, it's always best to call first before you visit.

Millennium Manor

Millennium Manor is currently under construction (they are also asking for contributions of rocks -- on the larger side). It was closed when I went, but you might see a bunch of people working on it, and it seems to be in mid-repair. You can still see the exterior (bring a rock if you can). It does have unique architectural elements. While it's a registered historical property (as per the placard outside), it is also a private residence, so don't go wandering around while it's closed.

[BeKindNomad, 08/29/2021]

Millennium Manor.

Millennium Manor

Heard eerie music playing inside Millennium Manor while we were there. Very cool, hidden gem.

[Kristie Lee, 02/20/2019]

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