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James White Fort

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Smaller than I imagined

Nice historical place. The dwellings were very small, which was very interesting. Staff very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Knoxville, Tennessee
Quick stop

Self guided tour. Robert at the front desk is a wealth of information. Many fine antiques for an... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2018
Mary W
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The original Pioneer structure of Knoxville's founder.
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205 E Hill Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915-2597
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice historical place. The dwellings were very small, which was very interesting. Staff very knowledgeable about the history of the area. We enjoyed our visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LyleandTerry
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Self guided tour. Robert at the front desk is a wealth of information. Many fine antiques for an unexpected stop. Worth a quick stop

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mary W
Reviewed October 10, 2018

This is one of the best historic homes / forts that I've visited. It is not crowded and even has houseware and artifacts from the family that lived in this home. It's very much a gem and great for anyone interested in history or for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank McJasper99
Reviewed October 2, 2018

A well kept Fort from the Indian wars in and around Knoxville, Tennessee. An interesting place to spend a couple of hours.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Marshall M
Reviewed October 1, 2018

The James White Fort is a great place to get a feel for the early settlers experience in Tennessee. The staff is entertaining and quite knowledgeable.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Kathy B
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Reasonable fees along with a parking lot made this piece of history a joy even in the pouring rain. The displays and written fact sheet are well done for all of the buildings in this little fort. There is a tiny gift shop and we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Minnesota42
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

This is not a fort in the military sense rather one which was used by early Tennessee settlers. Admission is $7 and worth every penny. It gives a great insight into how these early pioneers lived in conditions which frankly made me squirm. This site...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sgdh
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

What a really kewl place. There are plenty of buildings to explore on the grounds. Plenty of relics to marvel at. There is also a small gift store. The gentleman at the entrance was very friendly and was eager to answer any questions we had....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 563michelle
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Tucked right into the heart of the city, take and hour or so and visit James White Fort, and learn why the City is called Knoxville instead of Whiteville. Take a huge step back into early, early American living, and after a visit, you'll be...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank fhayward2018
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Great stop for history buffs and should be a required field trip for all schools up to the sixth grade. Lovely garden and it is available for receptions, weddings or other events. There are some lovely antique dishes and displays. This place is like the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Almeda M
September 8, 2015|
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Response from Silentflier | Reviewed this property |
Don't think they are open till nine, close at 4.
Antoinette S
July 29, 2015|
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Response from lesley_arick | Reviewed this property |
Monday - Saturday. 9-5. That being said, the tour is about 1 hr. So, you should arrive no later that 4 for a tour.
February 6, 2015|
Response from Patty L | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a nominal fee. With AAA I paid $6 which also applies to AARP, military, seniors, etc. I believe full cost is around $9. In my opinion it was worth it, and commensurate with what it costs for maintenance. Hope... More
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sevierville and surrounding Smoky Mountain area Activities? (5 Replies)
We'll be in Sevierville, TN from 5-20 to 5-23. We have a function that we have to attend in Knoxville on the evening of the 21st, but otherwise, we have the 3 days to explore the Smoky Mountain Area. We'll have 2 girls, ages 12 and 10. We're doing Gatlinburg and the shops (of course), and the tramway to the top. We're planning on seeing the Forbidden Caverns, and the James White fort in Knoxville. We'll be driving thru the Smokies and Cades Cove. Because we have Six Flags in Illinois, we're...More
April 27, 2014|
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Be sure to drive Roaring Fork Motor Trail (accessed from Gatlinburg), and if you get a chance to cross the mountain into NC, try to catch some of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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How many days (10 Replies)
I'm planning a 16 day trip to the region in late August, early September (flying in and out of Atlanta. I am also planning on spending time in- Atlanta, Asheville, Charlotte,Charleston, and Savannah) and I was wondering how long I should stay in Knoxville. I was thinking about two and a half days. I hope to see the Tennessee Theater, Market Square, the Sunsphere, James White Fort, and the Ramsey House Plantation. Are these worth seeing? What other places should I go? Are there places...More
July 15, 2009|
Response fromdpladyreed|
Hi, I think that 2.5 days is a bit much for Knoxville. You could accomplish that itinerary in one day, maybe 1.5 if you really took your time. Check to see if anything's playing at the TN Theatre or Bijou while you're here; that would make for a relaxing evening. A riverboat ride would also make for a nice night. If you like women's basketball, the hall of fame is fun. You might want to visit Knoxville one day, and spend the rest of the time in the Great Smoky Mtns National Park or...More