The Fort Dickerson Gateway Park in Knoxville, Tennessee

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The Fort Dickerson Gateway Park is one of the best-preserved earthen forts from the American Civil War era. This fort rests on a knob just across the Tennessee River from downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. This park provides a high vantage point to get a full view of the downtown skyline as well as the high peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains. The overlook peers across the placid turquoise waters that pool in the 350-foot deep quarry. History buffs will enjoy wandering over to this historic American Civil War fort to stroll around the interpretive trail. There are two shelters for enjoying a picnic after walking the interactive trail around the fort, which includes three authentic replica cannons. The 4 miles of multi-use natural trails wind through the woodlands from the top of the quarry cliffs to the pool below, then winds through the woods to the earthen fort area and back to the quarry overlook. This park connects with the natural trails in several places. @KLSDAD

* The Siege of Knoxville map located in the Frank H. McClung Museum (University of Tennessee campus).

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* The Entrance to the Fort Dickerson Gateway Park.

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* The Fort Dickerson Tennessee State Historic Marker near the entrance to the park.

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* The Fort Dickerson Gateway Park Overlook to the Quarry.

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* The Fort Dickerson Entrance Map.

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* The Fort Dickerson Tennessee State Historic Marker near the Main Gate.

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* The Fort Dickerson Front Gate Entrance.

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* The Fort Dickerson Marker.

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* The Fort Dickerson Cannon (Protecting the Eastern Flank).

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* The Fort Dickerson Rear Gate Marker (Facing South).

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* The Fort Dickerson Underground Magazine.

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* Vintage Photo of Fort Dickerson.

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Outstanding pictures sir.
 
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