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Little Greenbrier School

Metcalf Bottoms Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Step back in time

As a retired teacher, it is always enjoyable to see historical sites of past education. You can... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Davistravels
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Saint Cloud, Florida
Nice side trip

Just a short walk from Metcalf Bottoms Picnic area or drive up the gravel road. The one room... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wayne C
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Franklin, Tennessee
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Metcalf Bottoms Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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
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
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
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

Thank Like_T0_Travel65
Reviewed 15 July 2017

The schoolhouse can be accessed by a windy road with a small parking area or by walking a .6 mile easy trail from Metcalf Bottoms. The school house is very interesting. There is a cemetery outside and many educational items used inside the building. You...More

Thank mckayj93
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We were awed at the size of the boards used in building this schoolhouse. The road into it is a bit scary, very narrow with no room to pull over and pass oncoming cars. Next time, I'll walk. Go on a Tuesday when park volunteer...More

Thank Dinata M M
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We were able to drive to the small area. The school is a look back into the past and history is interesting. The small cemetery makes one reflect upon how rough life was - so many markers for babies and young children. The whole small...More

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We were here in early spring, the road to the schoolhouse was closed to cars but it's a short hike up from the main road. The cemetery is really interesting, the schoolhouse is nice but has lots of graffiti from past decades.

Thank DGS2002
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