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James White Fort

205 E Hill Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915-2597
(865) 525-6514
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This was where Knoxville started;

Consisted of several little buildings, but each one has a lot of significance! I came here after I... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Marta E
El Paso, Texas
A taste of life from our pioneer past.

We were fortunate to attend a conference where one of the dinner's was catered by a cook-off... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rocklin, CA
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The original Pioneer structure of Knoxville's founder.
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  • Average14%
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205 E Hill Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915-2597
(865) 525-6514
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Marta E
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Upfront: We visited on a Sunday and apparently they aren't open. We didn't get to go in or have the guided tour etc. So I can't speak to those things. The "fort" is a rebuilt (reimagined?) historical/tourist site based on the original foundation of the...More

Thank Alex D
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Nice visit, was given a outline to read as I went from building to building which let me set my pace. I was impressed that 2 of the original buildings were still standing after all these years with a lot of original furnishings.

Thank TNDauksch
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Fort??? Not sure why we had to pay $7 for each adult and $5 for kids. It may have taken a whole 20 minutes to view a few old buildings. Left still looking for a fort.

1  Thank Robin K
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Almeda M
8 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
29 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.
6 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