Tour Castle Gwynn

A free tour of the Castle Gwynn first floor and grounds are included with your festival admission (weather permitting).

  • Tours are hosted from 11:00am until 3:00pm each day. The RoseDan-Freeman Collection of Weaponry will be on display, along with the Needlework and Tapestry Collection of Imogene Stone, the Festival's Royal Tapestry Designer.

  • Your same-day admission wristband gives you access to a bus ride to view Castle Gwynn. For safety reasons, patrons must ride our Castle Tour Bus to and from their Castle Tour. During the bus ride and tour, please follow the instructions of our bus drivers and castle tour attendants at all times.
  • Read a brief history of Castle Gwynn (PDF file)


    The Royal Tapestries
     A Gift to the Festival from Imogene Stone
    On Display for the Enjoyment and Education of our Patrons

    An Englishman named Keats once wrote, "A thing of beauty is a joy forever." If that famed poet could visit Triune today he would surely find joy in the color and depth of the tapestries created for Castle Gywnn; needlepoint treasures are born of the hand of skilled artist Imogene Stone.

    Having visited Renaissance festivals coast-to-coast many years, Imogene began designing period costumes and later, needlework, based on classic forerunners of the art. This Missouri resident has recereated medieval "Unicorn" tapestries as well as the historic "The Lady and the Lion" (based on the famous Victorian William Morris needlepoint). Also featured this year is her newest gift to our patrons, a Rococo needlework based on 18th century Italian artist Carrado Giaquinto's painting "Justice and Peace." The intricate craftsmanship is another example of her dedication of time and her love of art, beauty, and our festival.

    We are tremendously pleased that Imogene Stone considers our Tennessee festival "one of the best in the country," and that she has unselfishly shared her talents with us. The Tennessee Reanissance Festival is proud to feature her artistry for all our festival-goers (and particularly our School Day attendees), so they may learn and gain inspiration from her "Things of Beauty."

     

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