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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

The original Pioneer structure of Knoxville's founder.

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Historic gem

If you are at all interested in the history of the town of Knoxville, then you need to experience James White Fort. It is a replica of the way the settlers who were in this area... read more

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are at all interested in the history of the town of Knoxville, then you need to experience James White Fort. It is a replica of the way the settlers who were in this area lived. it is highly educational.

Thank slynetlewis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm from the Northeast and have seen my share of early American houses. What made this special was the person working at the reception desk. Robert knows his info better than anyone else I've ever seen. He's funny and informative. Make sure to ask him about the ghost.

Thank Roberta S
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's in the heart of Knoxville and is easy to access from the interstate. They hold special events, free to the public. Take an hour and stop in.

Thank rick215
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hubby and I arrived as the docent was about to close up, a little after 4 p.m. He agreed to let us do the self-guided tour as long as we promised not to stay too long. The handout he gave us was very thorough and interesting. We've been to other sites like this, and we were impressed with the information... More 

Thank Andrea C
Searcy, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

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.

Thank kateben05
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

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

Thank NewOrleansLady_13
Mount Holly, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 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.

Thank anc652
Fullerton, Ca, USA
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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 

Thank JackR46
Knoxville, TN
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22 reviews
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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.

Thank SonnyKnox

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