Tour Castle Gwynn
 An Extra Entertainment Bonus

When you attend a Festival Day in May, 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 Rose Dan-Freeman Collection of Weaponry along with Imogene Stone’s Needlework and Tapestry Collection are on display.
  • Your same-day admission wristband gives you access to a bus ride to view Castle Gwynn's first floor and garden displays.
  • No alcohol is permitted on Castle Tour bus, or in any of the Castle Tour areas.
  • For safety reasons, patrons must ride our Castle Tour Bus to and from the 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   (February 19, 1939 - October 10, 2018)
    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 borne of the hand of skilled artist Imogene Stone.

    Having visited Renaissance festivals coast-to-coast for many years, Imogene began designing period costumes and later, needlework, based on classic forerunners of the art. This Farmington, 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: 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 considered 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, so they may learn and gain inspiration from her "Things of Beauty." Imogene had started yet another beautiful masterpiece, but due to her passing will not be able to finish it. We are so grateful that she chose our festival to share her beautiful tapestries and needlework with. It meant a lot to Imogene that this talent and art could be shared with others, especially the younger generation.


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