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James White Fort

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Address: 205 E Hill Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915-2597
Phone Number: 423-525-6514
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The original Pioneer structure of Knoxville's founder.

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We ran across this site when looking for parking at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. Glad we went up to see what it was. We took the self-guided tour using an informative... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
treely2014
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Searcy, Arkansas
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Searcy, Arkansas
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ran across this site when looking for parking at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. Glad we went up to see what it was. We took the self-guided tour using an informative printed guide. The entry fee was $6.00 which might seem like a little much, but not when you consider it goes toward preserving this important birthplace of... More 

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New Castle, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with my husband and six year old daughter. Strange that it's in the middle of Knoxville, but it's very nicely restored. We enjoyed the short stop here. Lots of shade around the Fort so it wasn't bad even in the afternoon.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A step back in time. Took the family and had a great time. Staff dressed in period clothing and very knowledgeable.

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Mount Holly, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool self guided tour. You have as much time as you want to walk around and enjoy the fort. It's in the middle of the city which was surprising. A lot of original pieces and history here.

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Fullerton, Ca, USA
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126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Definitely worth a visit for anyone with an interest of history or of early American times. Well maintained with easy access and parking. Right across from the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame building. Even if the buildings/tours are closed, it's worth stopping by to walk around the outside and get an idea of the overall aspect of the fort and... More 

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Knoxville, TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We accompanied two out-of-town visitors to the fort. It's small, but neat and clean, and well presented. Many interesting artifacts from the 1780s. This was the birthplace of Knoxville.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

We had a wonderful time visiting here. The tour guide was excellent and very informative. He was able to answer our many questions. It is a very little but wonderful treasure. Such a step back into history. Fun.

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Madison, mi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

We arrived early and had the place to ourselves. The gentleman manning the fort office was a wealth of knowledge on the fort, the families in the area and roles they played in carving Tennessee out of the wilderness.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We had visited James White Fort as location that my grandson chose for his 7th Birthday. Everyone enjoyed the history and very authentic buildings and furnishings. A well kept secret in Knoxville that all need to see.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

We are a fifth generation Knoxvillian family so taking our children to James White Fort is a family tradition. Each generation takes the next generation to teach and remind them of our towns history.

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