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James White Fort

205 E Hill Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915-2597
(865) 525-6514
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I love history

This is the second time I've been. It's a small "fort." Wonderful exhibits that are pretty hands... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bellevue, Nebraska

This is a very detailed homestead of how living used to be before electricity. The handouts are... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
Marilyn K
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The original Pioneer structure of Knoxville's founder.
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205 E Hill Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915-2597
(865) 525-6514
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This is a hidden little fort in downtown Knoxville. It's best to drive here but the walk isn't terrible. You just have to go down to the river and then back up. It's a nice experience in the fall since there are many beautiful trees...More

Thank ChildeRoland
Reviewed 11 July 2017

So much history to take in when in Nashville. Worth the stop for a brief visit. Especially good for those who are unfamiliar with colonial times and living.Great bit of history.

1  Thank LWMiller
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Stopped by both mid-day and midweek. The gentleman at the front desk was quite knowledgeable of the history and had excellent stories of the area and the fort. The self guided tour allows you the time to linger over your points of personal interests. The...More

Thank Jerry H
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

A good thing to do when in the area. You can get lost for an hour or two pretty easy if you are a history buff. It is in walking distance from the full service Marriott

Thank George S
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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.
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.
7 February 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