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Fort Southwest Point

From Interstate 40 take Exit 352., 1.9 miles on Highway 58 South, Kingston, TN 37663
+1 865-376-3641
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Night visit to Fort Southwest Point

The fort is an interesting place to visit at anytime. It has a great Visitors Center, and the Fort... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
egbjr
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Kingston, Tennessee
great bot of history

great little stop for a bit of history. would have rated it higher but the place has been in being... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
David B
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Kingston, Tennessee
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From Interstate 40 take Exit 352., 1.9 miles on Highway 58 South, Kingston, TN 37663
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The fort is an interesting place to visit at anytime. It has a great Visitors Center, and the Fort itself is great to walk through. I also try to visit when the blacksmith shop is open and working. It is great to watch the activities....More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

great little stop for a bit of history. would have rated it higher but the place has been in being repair / construction for a good 8 months now. very slow in finishing. I was hopping that by the time I finished the review the...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Was amazed how good this place looked. Had a evening walk around and was totally amazed. Wonderful job on fixing it up and great views....

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

This fort is part of the early history of Tennessee. Well worth a visit. The Trail of Tears was near this Fort too. Lot's of history and in the city, Kingston, that was capital of Tennessee for a day!

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Most people don't realize that "Civilization" ended at Southwest Point in the late 1700's. Explorers found that this was the last Armed fortress on their journey west. Just a simple reproduction of the original fort that is interesting if you're a history buff. Go ahead...More

Thank Teachcool
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We were there on behalf of starting a Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club Fundraiser for the Children's Hospital. We finished there & went through the Cabins & Facilities they had to offer. It was awesome & a great place for families to see how people lived...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2017

I have lived in Kingston for over 4 years now, moved in with a friend, my mother is from North Carolina, my dad is from the northeast, anyone else from Kingston ever hear any Indian drums at night? I have but I have always been...More

Thank AnneChildress
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Creative and simple way of life showing how the battles & fights took place in that time in History.

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

There's a lot going on around this fort. All kinds of sports on any given day, which is fine. I say this so that you can understand this fort is located at a sports complex really. It's been under reconstruction since I can remember. It's...More

Thank Amy W
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

There are guided tours through it telling you that it was built in 1797 and occupied through 1811 when they decided soldiers were no longer needed in the area. among other facts. It was once home to 165 soldiers, and kept up by the city...More

Thank kit-kat40
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