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James White Fort

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Address: 205 E. Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN
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The original Pioneer structure of Knoxville's founder.

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A Bit of History in the Middle of Knoxville

Walk through the door and you are transported back to the 1700's. Very interesting and authentic with plenty to see. Actually it is a little village where over 100 people were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Rich L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Walk through the door and you are transported back to the 1700's. Very interesting and authentic with plenty to see. Actually it is a little village where over 100 people were living. Just great. Recommend.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here on a whim and was very surprised how much interesting history there was! It's not a long stop but you will certainly find fun facts and be glad you stopped.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

An interesting reconstruction of period structures which glorifies the murder and land stealing of the white men! As typical, the stories told there leave out the gene code and forced removal of Native Americans. James White himself lead militia against the peaceful Hillbee tribe and murdered many of their unarmed people.

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Holiday, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

This is 1786 historical site houses a small village of cabins and artifacts. It was one of the homes listed on the historical homes combo. It was interesting to see how people lived in the past. It makes you realize how lucky we are to live in today's time. An amazing fact was that about a hundred people lived in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

After viewing the Blount Mansion we walked across the bridge to this historical attraction.Again a great piece of local history.This time there was a video to watch but again the highlight for us was the knowledgable local guide.Once again there was the guide and just the two of us.Great for us but we hope that doesn't mean that this important... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We had a great time visiting James White Fort. The curator was exceptionally courteous and helpful with entertaining conversation. This is a self guided tour with an information sheet for each building and room visited. We forget how easy our lives are made by modern conveniences when you look and think about the daily lives of the residents at this... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

History buffs delight, Short walk from downtown, main door stuck so we had to walk around the outside to confirm access point. Lots of history and antiques around.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

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.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

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.

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