Market Square, Knoxville

Market Sq
Knoxville TN  37902

Phone: (865) 546-4212

Market Square is a pedestrian mall located in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. Established in 1854 as a market place for regional farmers, the square has developed over the decades into a multipurpose venue that accommodates events ranging from concerts to political rallies, and has long provided a popular gathering place for artists, street musicians, war veterans, and activists. Along with the Market House, Market Square was home to Knoxville's City Hall from 1868 to 1924. Market Square was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.Land for the market place was given to the city by William G. Swan and Joseph A. Mabry. Farmers from the surrounding area would bring their wagons to the Market House, where they sold their produce and wares. During the Civil War, the Union Army used the Market House as a barracks and magazine. Knoxville's post-Civil War population boom brought about continued development in Market Square, most notably the construction of Peter Kern's confections store (now The Oliver Hotel) in 1875 and Max Arnstein's seven-story department store in 1906. After the Market House damaged by fire in 1960, the remainder of the building was demolished, and Market Square was converted into a pedestrian mall.A local newspaper once dubbed Market Square, "the most democratic place on earth," where "the rich and the poor, the white and the black, jostle each other in perfect equality." The Square has been mentioned in the works of James Agee, Cormac McCarthy, David Madden, Ken Mink and Richard Yancey, and has hosted performers ranging from Duke Ellington to Steve Winwood. Politicians and activists who have delivered speeches at the Square include Frances Willard, Booker T. Washington, William Jennings Bryan, Edward Ward Carmack, and Ronald Reagan.

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Paranormal Adventure Tour ~ June 30th ~ Knoxville, TN

Paranormal Adventure Tour ~ June 30th ~ Knoxville, TN
07:30 pm - 06/30/2018

At Market Square, Knoxville

June 30th, 2018 Grabbing National Attention, Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours brings to the public an exciting way to learn history while adding additional adventure....

Girl Scout "Ghost Hunting" Patch Tour~ June 23rd ~ Knoxville TN

Girl Scout "Ghost Hunting" Patch Tour~ June 23rd ~ Knoxville TN
07:30 pm - 06/23/2018

At Market Square, Knoxville

June 23rd, 2018 GHOST HUNTER TOUR designed for Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador Dig into the science behind ghost hunting with a walking tour by Haunted Knoxville...

Paranormal Adventure Tour ~ June 9th ~ History & Ghost Hunting

Paranormal Adventure Tour ~ June 9th ~ History & Ghost Hunting
07:30 pm - 06/09/2018

At Market Square, Knoxville

June 9th, 2018 Grabbing National Attention, Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours brings to the public an exciting way to learn history while adding additional adventure....

Paranormal Adventure Tour ~ June 8th ~ History & Ghost Hunting

Paranormal Adventure Tour ~ June 8th ~ History & Ghost Hunting
07:30 pm - 06/08/2018

At Market Square, Knoxville

June 8th, 2018 ~ 7:30pm Grabbing National Attention, Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours brings to the public an exciting way to learn history while adding additional...

Paranormal Adventure Tour ~ May 19th ~ History & Ghost Hunting

Paranormal Adventure Tour ~ May 19th ~ History & Ghost Hunting
07:30 pm - 05/19/2018

At Market Square, Knoxville

May 19th, 2018 Grabbing National Attention, Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours brings to the public an exciting way to learn history while adding additional adventure....

Paranormal Adventure Tour ~ May 18th ~ Knoxville, TN

Paranormal Adventure Tour ~ May 18th ~ Knoxville, TN
07:30 pm - 05/18/2018

At Market Square, Knoxville

May 18th, 2018 Grabbing National Attention, Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours brings to the public an exciting way to learn history while adding additional adventure....

Girl Scout "Ghost Hunting" Patch Tour~ May 12th ~ Knoxville TN

Girl Scout "Ghost Hunting" Patch Tour~ May 12th ~ Knoxville TN
07:30 pm - 05/12/2018

At Market Square, Knoxville

May 12th, 2018 GHOST HUNTER TOUR designed for Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador Dig into the science behind ghost hunting with a walking tour by Haunted Knoxville...

Girl Scout "Ghost Hunting" Patch Tour~ May 12th ~ Knoxville TN

Girl Scout "Ghost Hunting" Patch Tour~ May 12th ~ Knoxville TN
07:30 pm - 05/12/2018

At Market Square, Knoxville

May 12th, 2018 GHOST HUNTER TOUR designed for Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador Dig into the science behind ghost hunting with a walking tour by Haunted Knoxville...

Paranormal Adventure Tour ~May 5th ~ History & Ghost Hunting

Paranormal Adventure Tour ~May 5th ~ History & Ghost Hunting
07:30 pm - 05/05/2018

At Market Square, Knoxville

May 5th, 2018 Grabbing National Attention, Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours brings to the public an exciting way to learn history while adding additional adventure....

Paranormal Adventure Tour ~ May 4th ~ History & Ghost Hunting

Paranormal Adventure Tour ~ May 4th ~ History & Ghost Hunting
07:30 pm - 05/04/2018

At Market Square, Knoxville

May 4th, 2018 Grabbing National Attention, Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours brings to the public an exciting way to learn history while adding additional adventure....

Girl Scout "Ghost Hunting" Patch Tour~ April 28th ~ Knoxville TN

Girl Scout "Ghost Hunting" Patch Tour~ April 28th ~ Knoxville TN
07:30 pm - 04/28/2018

At Market Square, Knoxville

GHOST HUNTER TOUR designed for Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador Dig into the science behind ghost hunting with a walking tour by Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours...

Paranormal Adventure Tour ~ April 27th ~ History & Ghost Hunting

Paranormal Adventure Tour ~ April 27th ~ History & Ghost Hunting
07:30 pm - 04/27/2018

At Market Square, Knoxville

April 27th, 2018 ~ 6:30pm Grabbing National Attention, Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours brings to the public an exciting way to learn history while adding additional...

Paranormal Adventure Tour ~ April 21st ~ History & Ghost Hunting

Paranormal Adventure Tour ~ April 21st ~ History & Ghost Hunting
07:30 pm - 04/21/2018

At Market Square, Knoxville

April 21st, 2018 Grabbing National Attention, Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours brings to the public an exciting way to learn history while adding additional adventure....

Paranormal Adventure Tour ~ April 14th ~ History & Ghost Hunting

Paranormal Adventure Tour ~ April 14th ~ History & Ghost Hunting
07:30 pm - 04/14/2018

At Market Square, Knoxville

April 14th, 2018 Grabbing National Attention, Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours brings to the public an exciting way to learn history while adding additional adventure....

Paranormal Adventure Tour ~ April 13th ~ Knoxville, TN

Paranormal Adventure Tour ~ April 13th ~ Knoxville, TN
07:30 pm - 04/13/2018

At Market Square, Knoxville

April 13th, 2018 Grabbing National Attention, Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours brings to the public an exciting way to learn history while adding additional adventure....

Paranormal Adventure Tour ~April 7th ~ History & Ghost Hunting

Paranormal Adventure Tour ~April 7th ~ History & Ghost Hunting
07:30 pm - 04/07/2018

At Market Square, Knoxville

April 7th, 2018 Grabbing National Attention, Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours brings to the public an exciting way to learn history while adding additional adventure....

Paranormal Adventure Tour ~ Apr 6th ~ History & Ghost Hunting

Paranormal Adventure Tour ~ Apr 6th ~ History & Ghost Hunting
07:30 pm - 04/06/2018

At Market Square, Knoxville

April 6th, 2018 Grabbing National Attention, Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours brings to the public an exciting way to learn history while adding additional adventure....

Paranormal Adventure Tour ~ Mar 31st ~ History & Ghost Hunting

Paranormal Adventure Tour ~ Mar 31st ~ History & Ghost Hunting
07:30 pm - 03/31/2018

At Market Square, Knoxville

March 31st, 2018 ~ 6:30pm Grabbing National Attention, Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours brings to the public an exciting way to learn history while adding additional...

Paranormal Adventure Tour ~ Mar 30th ~ History & Ghost Hunting

Paranormal Adventure Tour ~ Mar 30th ~ History & Ghost Hunting
07:30 pm - 03/30/2018

At Market Square, Knoxville

March 30th, 2018 Grabbing National Attention, Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours brings to the public an exciting way to learn history while adding additional adventure....

Paranormal Adventure Tour ~ Mar 24th ~ History & Ghost Hunting

Paranormal Adventure Tour ~ Mar 24th ~ History & Ghost Hunting
06:30 pm - 03/24/2018

At Market Square, Knoxville

March 24th, 2018 ~ 6:30pm Grabbing National Attention, Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours brings to the public an exciting way to learn history while adding additional...

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