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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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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Very nice to visit and learn more history of Knoxville, TN. James White erected the first dwelling in 1786 and built a fort to surround the house.

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North Kansas City, Missouri
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This was a true find in the middle of the city. The staff member was very friendly and knowledgeable. The location is well laid out, maintained and screw directive of original artifacts. The information provided is thorough snd brings out relevant and unique facts. This was a great introduction for our kids to the origins of Knoxville.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I have taken my children to the fort 3 times and each time we had a knowledgeable tour guide. It is probably one of their favorite field trips. If you are looking to learn Early Tennessee history this is a great place to start.

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Knoxville Tennessee
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57 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 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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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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 44 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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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