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James White Fort

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Self guided tour. Robert at the front desk is a wealth of information. Many fine antiques for an... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mary W
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Wisconsin Dells,
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Excellent place to visit!

This is one of the best historic homes / forts that I've visited. It is not crowded and even has... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
McJasper99
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Bronx, New York
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The original Pioneer structure of Knoxville's founder.
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205 E Hill Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915-2597
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Self guided tour. Robert at the front desk is a wealth of information. Many fine antiques for an unexpected stop. Worth a quick stop

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best historic homes / forts that I've visited. It is not crowded and even has houseware and artifacts from the family that lived in this home. It's very much a gem and great for anyone interested in history or for...More

Thank McJasper99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well kept Fort from the Indian wars in and around Knoxville, Tennessee. An interesting place to spend a couple of hours.

Thank Marshall M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The James White Fort is a great place to get a feel for the early settlers experience in Tennessee. The staff is entertaining and quite knowledgeable.

2  Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reasonable fees along with a parking lot made this piece of history a joy even in the pouring rain. The displays and written fact sheet are well done for all of the buildings in this little fort. There is a tiny gift shop and we...More

Thank Minnesota42
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

This is not a fort in the military sense rather one which was used by early Tennessee settlers. Admission is $7 and worth every penny. It gives a great insight into how these early pioneers lived in conditions which frankly made me squirm. This site...More

Thank sgdh
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

What a really kewl place. There are plenty of buildings to explore on the grounds. Plenty of relics to marvel at. There is also a small gift store. The gentleman at the entrance was very friendly and was eager to answer any questions we had....More

Thank Michelle
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Tucked right into the heart of the city, take and hour or so and visit James White Fort, and learn why the City is called Knoxville instead of Whiteville. Take a huge step back into early, early American living, and after a visit, you'll be...More

1  Thank fhayward2018
Reviewed 10 July 2018

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

1  Thank 429carlah
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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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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