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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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What a nice surprise

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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151 reviews 151 reviews
72 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
87 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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Nashville, Tennessee
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367 reviews 367 reviews
109 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

What a wonderful place to visit to see what life was really like around the Civil War time period. They have kept the fort in historically correct condition while inserting nostalgic memorabilia to which most (at least I) can relate. My self guided tour was not only fascinating, but educational. From cramped sleeping quarters, kitchen, garden, ham smoke house, blacksmith... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is a short tour of the fort that was the first settlement in Knoxville. The structures include furnished homes and blacksmith shop. The staff is very helpful in explaining the daily life of the settlers. The fort structure and size is a good example of real life, not the movie life of settlers in the late 18th century and... More 

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Bloomingdale, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We enjoyed going through the small Fort. They have a nice write-up about it and it's hard to believe that all those people were in that area. Glad we stopped.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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71 reviews 71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you are a historic buff, you will find this place interesting. The staff are knowledgeable and the interior of the fort is great. It is really great in the fall and winter when the fires are roaring. A great way to spend a cool afternoon back in time.

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knoxville, tn
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This old fort is amazing. Small and somewhat hidden in the urban downtown area but full of amazing examples of life during the originating days of rural Knoxville. Located across the street from the Women's Hall of Fame so a bonus visit to both places is a must. Plus the John Sevier home is only one block away while the... More 

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