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

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The Little Greenbrier School is located off of Metcalf Bottoms. You can reach it via a narrow gravel road, or a .6 mile (1-way) hike. The road is only wide enough for one car at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Midland, Michigan
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Midland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Little Greenbrier School is located off of Metcalf Bottoms. You can reach it via a narrow gravel road, or a .6 mile (1-way) hike. The road is only wide enough for one car at a time, so avoid visiting on busy days. It was difficult to back up and make room to pass. We visited the school just in... More 

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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Loved seeing the one-room school and hearing the NPS volunteer talk about life at the Little Greenbriar school. Take the one-way dirt road from Metcalf Bottoms picnic area and visit the school and the cemetery next to it.

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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Address: Metcalf Bottoms Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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