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James White Fort

205 E Hill Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915-2597
+1 865-525-6514
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Historicx Building

Interesting historic building just across the street from the Marriott hotel. Worth the walk to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ocean_Rover_Blue_Wat
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Lafayette, Louisiana
Impressed With Educational, Entertaining Self-Guided Tour

I was impressed with the educational, entertaining self-guided tour. I visited on Wednesday... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
James G
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Lexington, Kentucky
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The original Pioneer structure of Knoxville's founder.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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205 E Hill Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915-2597
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting historic building just across the street from the Marriott hotel. Worth the walk to see or photograph.

Thank Ocean_Rover_Blue_Wat
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I was impressed with the educational, entertaining self-guided tour. I visited on Wednesday afternoon, October 11th, and devoted a couple of hours to touring the house, kitchen, and outbuildings. The house and kitchen are both the original structures. The blacksmith's shop, guest quarters, and other...More

Thank James G
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We've been a couple times on school field trips a there is so much to learn and do and see. My son loved it just as much as I did. Great gift shop as well

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 2 October 2017

than a history of the region and why this "fort" was built. That part of its history is made but almost as an afterthought and more of the "why" was actually better explained at other historical sites around Knoxville. That said this self-guided tour (a...More

Thank tencatdaddy
Reviewed 24 August 2017

This is the second time I've been. It's a small "fort." Wonderful exhibits that are pretty hands on. Great for families!!

Thank mrschief28
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This is a very detailed homestead of how living used to be before electricity. The handouts are informational and an insight of how life was. Very educational.

Thank Marilyn K
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We have visited this site and felt to go back 300 years back We might imagine the real live at this stage

Thank auversois
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Consisted of several little buildings, but each one has a lot of significance! I came here after I got off the Blue Trolley. Upon entering, I was told by the docent that the tour was self guided; First I went into the house which Consisted...More

1  Thank Marta E
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We were fortunate to attend a conference where one of the dinner's was catered by a cook-off winning BBQ team at James White Fort. Afterward we had unlimited access to the fort with very capable docents to answer questions, along with printed material available to...More

Thank SeniorsTraveling
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We attended a reception adjacent to the James White Fort, offering us the opportunity to view the Fort. The Fort is small, and easily overlooked, but its importance to Knoxville history makes it worth the time to visit.

Thank GDL919
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Almeda M
9 September 2015|
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Response from Silentflier | Reviewed this property |
Don't think they are open till nine, close at 4.
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Antoinette S
30 July 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.
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smurf9371
7 February 2015|
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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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