The Town purchased the Campbell Station Inn and the surrounding 2.26 acres in 2012 because of the site's rich history and prominent location. While the future use of the building has yet to be determined, the inn will continue to grace the intersection of Kingston Pike and Campbell Station Road for years to come due to ongoing restoration work.
Phase 1 (completed): Master site plan and asbestos abatement
Phase 2 (Completed spring 2019): Stabilization of the Campbell Station Inn exterior
Phase 3 (Completed fall 2020): Construction of two new entrance drives, lighted parking, restroom building, park-like open areas and plazas, landscaping and installation of landscaping, benches and interpretive signage.
Phase 4: Restoration of the interior of the inn, dependent on the proposed use.
In fall of 2022, a working group – made up of staff, members of the community, and operators of other historic homes in Knox County – was formed to make a recommendation to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen for the future use of the inn. In early 2023, public input was collected during two open houses and incorporated into the working group's recommendation that the inn be primarily used as a heritage center, information center and rental facility, in conjunction with displays of art/artifacts, a gift shop, crafter workspace, office space for staff, and catering prep space for use during rentals and events.
Based on feedback from the BMA during a workshop, staff will research costs for renovations and furnishings for proposed uses. These estimates will be used by the BMA for budget/CIP planning.