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James White Fort

205 E Hill Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915-2597
+1 865-525-6514
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Sam Maynard really does HOLD DOWN THE FORT

Great stop for history buffs and should be a required field trip for all schools up to the sixth... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
429carlah
Meh

This is a reproduction built some distance from the original site. Many of the antique furnishings... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
Flo J
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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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The original Pioneer structure of Knoxville's founder.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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205 E Hill Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915-2597
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"self guided tour"
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"blacksmith shop"
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"original furnishings"
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"original site"
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"detailed description"
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"marriott hotel"
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"interesting view"
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"knoxville history"
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"interesting history"
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"worth a visit"
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"on display"
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"handout"
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"outhouse"
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"settlement"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great stop for history buffs and should be a required field trip for all schools up to the sixth grade. Lovely garden and it is available for receptions, weddings or other events. There are some lovely antique dishes and displays. This place is like the...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

This is a reproduction built some distance from the original site. Many of the antique furnishings are 100 years too new. And the caretaker was a guy who waxes nostalgic about his family’s role in the ‘War of Northern Aggression.’ Barf.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Nice stop at a historic spot and cool little complex of log cabin buildings. Staff was very informative and helpful with information on the area.

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful fort. We weren’t able to go in because of time constraints but the house looked very interesting. Definitely recommend an hour or so if you have some free time while in Knoxville.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Interesting historic building just across the street from the Marriott hotel. Worth the walk to see or photograph.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

I was impressed with the educational, entertaining self-guided tour. I visited on Wednesday afternoon, October 11th, and devoted a couple of hours to touring the house, kitchen, and outbuildings. The house and kitchen are both the original structures. The blacksmith's shop, guest quarters, and other...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

We've been a couple times on school field trips a there is so much to learn and do and see. My son loved it just as much as I did. Great gift shop as well

Thank Elizabeth B
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

than a history of the region and why this "fort" was built. That part of its history is made but almost as an afterthought and more of the "why" was actually better explained at other historical sites around Knoxville. That said this self-guided tour (a...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This is a very detailed homestead of how living used to be before electricity. The handouts are informational and an insight of how life was. Very educational.

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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We have visited this site and felt to go back 300 years back We might imagine the real live at this stage

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Almeda M
9 September 2015|
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Response from Silentflier | Reviewed this property |
Don't think they are open till nine, close at 4.
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Antoinette S
30 July 2015|
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Response from lesley_arick | Reviewed this property |
Monday - Saturday. 9-5. That being said, the tour is about 1 hr. So, you should arrive no later that 4 for a tour.
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smurf9371
7 February 2015|
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Response from Patty L | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a nominal fee. With AAA I paid $6 which also applies to AARP, military, seniors, etc. I believe full cost is around $9. In my opinion it was worth it, and commensurate with what it costs for maintenance. Hope... More
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