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Fort Dickerson

3000 Fort Dickerson Road Southwest, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA

Fort Dickerson, built atop a 300-foot-high ridge across the Tennessee River, was one of sixteen earthen forts and batter emplacements built by the Federal army to protect Knoxville during the Civil War. Gen. Joseph Wheeler commanded his Confederate calvary to attack Fort Dickerson on November 15, 1863, but the assault was canceled due to the formidable terrain, artillery, and unexpected strong force guarding the approaches to Knoxville.


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From downtown, take the Henley Street Bridge south to Chapman Highway; about three-quarters of a mile after crossing the bridge turn right onto Fort Dickerson Road, park is at the end of road.

Visitor Services

Shelters, picnic tables, trails, overlook, authentic replica cannons, handicapped accessible parking

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Daily: Sunrise to sunset.



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