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James White Fort

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Address: 205 E. Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN
Phone Number: +1 423-525-6514
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The original Pioneer structure of Knoxville's founder.

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Holiday, Florida
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Holiday, Florida
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 18 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 30 August 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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Danvers
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 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 10 August 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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Thank rick215
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

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 

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Searcy, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 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.

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