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Fort Dickerson Park

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Interesting and quick

Worth the drive. Since it was an earthen fort there's not much to see but the signage is good and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
KATIE H
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Mexico Beach, Florida
A hidden gem

The fort itself was very small but had useful information about the battlements. There is a trail... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2019
Annie K
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3000 Fort Dickerson Road, Knoxville, TN
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the drive. Since it was an earthen fort there's not much to see but the signage is good and it's worth 30 minutes of your time. Take some swimming clothes - the quarry there is lovely!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank KATIE H
Reviewed July 19, 2019

This is a lesser known location in the Battle of Knoxville. While there is not much remaining of the small fort, the views are fantastic and there are several signs to read for information. There is free parking on site. It is worth going if...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Dewayne P
Reviewed June 26, 2019 via mobile

We found an unbelievably beautiful swimable quarry only a few miles from downtown Knoxville. The locals and the students from UT seem to know about it and use it. Getting there can be an adventure. You can see the quarry from Fort Dickerson. But to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 16, 2019

The fort itself was very small but had useful information about the battlements. There is a trail from the overlook that wraps around to the quarry, but most people seem to drive around to the back, walk across the train tracks, cut through the path,...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Annie K
Reviewed June 11, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful view! Beautiful place :) it's very easy to get to this place, Don’t miss the opportunity to visit!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 1, 2019

My husband and I drove up here on our trip to Knoxville. There is a nice view from the parking lot, and there are covered picnic tables. It is a short walk up to see the cannons—a slightly rough path up the hill with no...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed December 25, 2018 via mobile

If you downloaded the PDF for the map the 2 parking lots off of W Blount Ave does not exist! The main & I think only entrance to this park is off of Chapman Hwy. When you pull in, there will be a very small...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Irene P
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

I came here a few times in elementary school, but that was in the early mid seventies! It seems smaller but it’s been kept well and the circle at the base was nice and serene! The trails for hiking and the over look of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PaulyPauly2014
Reviewed July 5, 2018

While visiting Knoxville we went to Fort Dickerson Park, which has historical significance as a well-preserved fort from the Civil War era. Nice view of the city from across the Tennessee River. The park contains several trails and spots for a picnic. A great place...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank lbacques
Reviewed April 10, 2017

This is not only a pleasant park to spend some time in and maybe have some lunch at one of the picnic pavilions, there's a bit of Civil War history to be learned as well. The park has several informational displays that explain the importance...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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