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Address: Metcalf Bottoms Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN

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A Unique Step Back in Time

The Little Greenbrier School House located near the Metcalf Bottoms Trail in the Great Smoky Mountain National park is a wonderful place that takes your imagination back in time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The Little Greenbrier School House located near the Metcalf Bottoms Trail in the Great Smoky Mountain National park is a wonderful place that takes your imagination back in time. Situated in a beautiful wooded setting surrounded by the soothing sound of birds singing and wind whispering through the trees we found it to be very peaceful and well worth the... More 

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South Dakota
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134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Little Greenbrier School is a well-made and nicely-preserved cabin that served as both school and church for the Greenbrier and Meigs communities from the 1880s into the 1930s. "Set a spell" and imagine yourself as a child, walking several miles from home to school in all conditions of weather, learning the educational basics, writing on a slate, keeping warm... More 

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Alexandria, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Married in the Smokey's, a piece of Heaven and a must see,History you can't believe, It's a Great!!!

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Washington, Dc
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The school building is in a very pleasant setting in the park. However, it is a nice hike off the main road and I do not advise it, if you have small kids with you. We went to listen to shape note singing and learn a bit about that art form. I have tried it before, but not sure if... More 

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tennessee
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446 reviews 446 reviews
306 attraction reviews
419 helpful votes 419 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This little schoolhouse gives you the real feel for what life was like for the original settlers of the Cades Cove area in the Great Smoky Mountains. It is a typical one room log building where all grades were taught together. Nestled in a very peaceful secluded part of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, very few people visit, so... More 

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Danielsville, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We absolutely loved this old school. There is so much history in there that you can almost see/imagine it in every knot on the hand hewn lumber. The view is spectacular all the way around it. I just wish people could respect property more and not want to carve/write on it. I suggest going early or late because the road... More 

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Cleveland, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Enjoyed the short walk and and visit. It's a rough cabin in the woods.The school is next to a brook (Little Brier Branch) and the Metcalf Bottoms Trail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Another one of the history trips I enjoy while in the smokies the school house as it was and the mile hike to the walker sisters house you need to read the book about them and how they lived to really appreciate this area. A must to teach children about the earl schools and how the people lived

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Edmonton, Kentucky
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

WE VISITED here in 1999, and found it totally by accident, as we got out and drove to find such awesome places. The little valley was in itself worth the find, and we loved going inside the school---The huge poplar logs, some over 2 feet in width, seemed to be alive with the spirits of all who may have at... More 

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Gatlinburg
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92 reviews 92 reviews
58 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Nice hike to a really cool old schoolhouse, you can go in and sit on the benches, feel like what school may have been like here

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