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Beautiful site

Visiting this school is a must-see even though the road is one lane and gravel. This old school... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2018
Canton, Georgia
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A Must See

This place was nice to stop at. No one was there. Walk around and go by the water. It is only a... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Linton, Indiana
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Metcalf Bottoms Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Visiting this school is a must-see even though the road is one lane and gravel. This old school has the old desks and blackboards still in place. There is also an old graveyard right beside the school.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

This place was nice to stop at. No one was there. Walk around and go by the water. It is only a one lane road going back to this though.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 27, 2018

This is such a neat place. You can drive or walk. It was fun to go inside and sit in the desks. They had etchings from former students. It helps you to see how life use to be.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

We visited Greenbrier for the first time this summer. Due to health reasons, we drove, which was an experience -- one lane road, two-way traffic, but fortunately met no one going in or our. There were schools of butterflies all around, just sitting and asking...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cindy H
Reviewed May 9, 2018

This was my first trip back to the school house since I took my last private Christian school class of 4th and 7th graders for an annual visit nearly 40 years ago. I taught my own lesson then. Today, I was the student as Robin...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ed W
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

We wanted to do something different in the park so we thought hiking to this old schoolhouse seemed interesting. We parked at Metcalf Bottoms picnic area. Looked for the signs but I thought the trail wasn't marked very clearly. There were times that I felt...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank terrye492
Reviewed November 14, 2017

This ramshackle one-room schoolhouse really transported us back through time. The very peaceful setting gave this place of long ago learning a sense of dignity and well deserved wisdom.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Lancealot13
Reviewed November 11, 2017

Loved the drive and the history. Changing leaves made it more beautiful. Traffic was slow and bumper to bumper.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank nawsp
Reviewed October 18, 2017

As a retired teacher, it is always enjoyable to see historical sites of past education. You can imagine mountain children coming out of the woods to learn. This is the beginning of an easy hike to the Walker Sisters Homestead.Thre is an old cemetary also.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Davistravels
Reviewed October 1, 2017

Just a short walk from Metcalf Bottoms Picnic area or drive up the gravel road. The one room school is setup to look like it is still in use. Apparently, at times the park has historical presentations but not on the day we visited. Recommended...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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