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James White Fort

Open Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Hidden history in downtown

Hidden near the Ruth's Chris and the Women's basketball hall of fame. Tells the story of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Duane C
Knoxville, Tennessee
A neat place to visit and learn some of Knoxville's history.

Always interesting to review and learn about Knoxville's past and to learn the ways in which people... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gary C
Knoxville, Tennessee
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The original Pioneer structure of Knoxville's founder.
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205 E Hill Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915-2597
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Hidden near the Ruth's Chris and the Women's basketball hall of fame. Tells the story of the settling of Knoxville: people , buildings, etc.. I think it is great to have a place that explains the history of where we live.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Duane C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always interesting to review and learn about Knoxville's past and to learn the ways in which people lived in times passed.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Gary C
Reviewed 6 December 2018

Nice historical place. The dwellings were very small, which was very interesting. Staff very knowledgeable about the history of the area. We enjoyed our visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LyleandTerry
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Self guided tour. Robert at the front desk is a wealth of information. Many fine antiques for an unexpected stop. Worth a quick stop

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mary W
Reviewed 10 October 2018

This is one of the best historic homes / forts that I've visited. It is not crowded and even has houseware and artifacts from the family that lived in this home. It's very much a gem and great for anyone interested in history or for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank McJasper99
Reviewed 2 October 2018

A well kept Fort from the Indian wars in and around Knoxville, Tennessee. An interesting place to spend a couple of hours.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Marshall M
Reviewed 1 October 2018

The James White Fort is a great place to get a feel for the early settlers experience in Tennessee. The staff is entertaining and quite knowledgeable.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank KathyB7383
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Reasonable fees along with a parking lot made this piece of history a joy even in the pouring rain. The displays and written fact sheet are well done for all of the buildings in this little fort. There is a tiny gift shop and we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Minnesota42
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

This is not a fort in the military sense rather one which was used by early Tennessee settlers. Admission is $7 and worth every penny. It gives a great insight into how these early pioneers lived in conditions which frankly made me squirm. This site...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sgdh
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

What a really kewl place. There are plenty of buildings to explore on the grounds. Plenty of relics to marvel at. There is also a small gift store. The gentleman at the entrance was very friendly and was eager to answer any questions we had....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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
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