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Little Greenbrier School

Metcalf Bottoms Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Timing Was Everything

This was my first trip back to the school house since I took my last private Christian school class... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Ed W
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Battle Creek, Michigan, United States
Step Back in Time

We wanted to do something different in the park so we thought hiking to this old schoolhouse seemed... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Terry E
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Norwood, OH
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Metcalf Bottoms Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

This was my first trip back to the school house since I took my last private Christian school class of 4th and 7th graders for an annual visit nearly 40 years ago. I taught my own lesson then. Today, I was the student as Robin...More

Thank Ed W
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We wanted to do something different in the park so we thought hiking to this old schoolhouse seemed interesting. We parked at Metcalf Bottoms picnic area. Looked for the signs but I thought the trail wasn't marked very clearly. There were times that I felt...More

Thank Terry E
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

This ramshackle one-room schoolhouse really transported us back through time. The very peaceful setting gave this place of long ago learning a sense of dignity and well deserved wisdom.

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Loved the drive and the history. Changing leaves made it more beautiful. Traffic was slow and bumper to bumper.

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

As a retired teacher, it is always enjoyable to see historical sites of past education. You can imagine mountain children coming out of the woods to learn. This is the beginning of an easy hike to the Walker Sisters Homestead.Thre is an old cemetary also.

Thank Davistravels
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Just a short walk from Metcalf Bottoms Picnic area or drive up the gravel road. The one room school is setup to look like it is still in use. Apparently, at times the park has historical presentations but not on the day we visited. Recommended...More

Thank Wayne C
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

This old school, built c. 1882, is well worth the side trip, whether by road or trail. It's in a pretty little setting with a creek and cemetery nearby. There is a decent sized parking lot with plenty of turnaround room. Unfortunately, vandals have defaced...More

Thank Lynn W
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

go onto the Walker Sisters cabin from here. Well worth the walk. Lovely woods and so very peaceful. A must to visit.

Thank Kelly S
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

It was pouring rain and we decided to go visit the school. it wasnt a guided tour. we did enjoy the seeming age of the place and it was a nice dry spot. alot of names are written and carved inside all over. a small...More

Thank Ben M
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

To hike here, park at Metcalf Bottoms picnic area. Go over the bridge and the trailhead is right past it on the right side. From here it is .6 mile quiet hike. Follow the gravel trail up the hill (this is the worst part but...More

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