Vintage Base Ball - Blacksmithing Day

Saturday, August 17th, 2024

At this final match of the season, we will be featuring the work of our partners at the Clinch River Blacksmith Guild, who will be on site for special demonstrations throughout the day. Make sure you also stop by Ramsey House’s own Historic Blacksmith shop! 


1:00 PM – Knoxville vs Mountain City Club of Chattanooga

This is a FREE event for the entire family! As always, concessions will be available, and all proceeds will go directly to the ongoing preservation of Historic Ramsey House. Make sure to bring your own chair and a shady umbrella or tent.


About the League

The Tennessee Vintage Base Ball Association promotes living history by bringing the 19th century to life through baseball events that use the rules, equipment, costumes and culture of the 1860s. Their goal is to exemplify, to youth and adults alike, the values that are lacking in modern-day athletic programs, and encourage a sense of belonging, regardless of race, gender, religious conviction or physical ability. To learn more about the Tennessee Vintage Base Ball Association, visit



Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Is there a fee to attend the base ball matches?

A: No. Vintage Base Ball matches are always free.


Q: Is there seating available on site?

A: No. Specators need to bring their own chairs.


Q: Are concessions available?

A: Yes! Concessions are available and all proceeds go directly to Historic Ramsey House.


Q: Will the Historic Ramsey House be open for tours?

A: Yes! Guided tours are avialble throughout the day. To view admission prices, visit the Book a Tour page. 


Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: Yes! Dogs are welcome, but we do ask that you pick up after your pet and they remain on a leash. Also keep in mind that it can be extremely warm during the summer months. Don't forget some extra water for your furry friend! 


Q: Can I bring my own food?

A: We do not restrict you from bringing your own food, however, we do ask that you consider supporting our concessions stand while on site. 


Q: Do the matches continue in inclement weather?

A: Generally, base ball matches are played rain or shine, however, if thunder or lightning are present, the match may be cancelled or postponed. Follow our Facebook page to receive the latest updates on weather delays/cancellations.