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Address: 205 E. Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN
Phone Number: 423-525-6514
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The original Pioneer structure of Knoxville's founder.

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Open most all year to see how Knoxvillians lived before electricity and the only transportation was by flatboat or wagon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Knoxville Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Open most all year to see how Knoxvillians lived before electricity and the only transportation was by flatboat or wagon.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The fort is located one block from Blount Mansion at Hill and Hall of Fame. In the 1780s, James White settled at the Tennessee River on the Hill. The Fort was known to all and was the site of the signing of the Holston. Today the fort has been restored with the original two story house and kitchen. The cabins... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Great site. Great preserved Fort. Real interesting to see a so well preserved fort overlooking the river.

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Gold Hill, North Carolina
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We were really surprised by the reconstruction of the "James White Fort". James White was the original settler in the area that grew to be Knoxville. It is really interesting to visit the old log structures including main house, kitchen, smokehouse, outhouse, guest house, blacksmith shop, etc. Tour was all self-guided using a several page detailed typed guide, so there... More 

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Tennessee
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58 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The charm of the fort is to wander at will though meticulously reconstructed living and working quarters of the 1700s. I've been several times and we have always been the only visitors. So you aren't rushed and can truly feel the space. The downside is that you are given a densely written handout that explains what you are seeing. There... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Quite a unique little bundle of history located close to downtown Knoxville. Awesome place for special events! Check their event calendar there is almost always something fun planned and Sam, the guy who runs the place is a wealth of information and fun!!!!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A great historical place to visit. I have chaperoned trips here for my daughter's school as well as visited independently. The main house is fascinating and the grounds are a physical history of Knoxville. So much to learn and see about one''s town and the guides are extremely knowledgeable and open to questions.

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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The fort is so well maintained, with some original furnishings. I was surprised by now large the property actually is. So very interesting, with a great story to tell.

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Bay Village, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

It is a replica of the first settlement. You will learn some neat history of the area. They worked hard to give the correct historical conditions of the time. The staff is friendly and geared to answer your questions. You will need to go during the week, closed on weekends. It was $6.00 for seniors. For good history and realistic... More 

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atlanta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The James WHite Fort is small, but the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The docents were dressed in clothing which enhanced the experience. We learned about life in Knowville in the earlier years and city founder James White The fort is a reprodcution as the original has been destroyed. The fort is right across the street from the Women's Basketball... More 

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Address: Address: 205 E. Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN
Phone Number: 423-525-6514
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville

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