Sam Houston Historic Schoolhouse, Maryville

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Sam Houston Schoolhouse State Historic Site is a single-room log cabin-style schoolhouse in Maryville, Tennessee, built in 1794. Sam Houston taught at the school as a young man, before the War of 1812.
Open to the public, the schoolhouse is a Tennessee state historic site operated under an agreement with the Tennessee Historical Commission. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
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  • It's nice to see the birthplace of the local icon. Beautiful grounds. The gift shop was closed during my visit  more »
  • Our family enjoy guided tours. The information is wonderful. Last visit there were people explaining everything about Sam Houston and his family.  more »
  • Best kept secret in the area. Got there about 30 minutes before they closed -- how long could it take anyway? The gentleman docent was so knowledgeable and friendly, he gave us a tour until almost 5:30! Great. Worth the drive.
  • I really wanted to like this place with 5 stars with all the history enrichment they have of the little known Sam Houston. My daughter went on a field trip and I was a chaperone with an elementary school and all is well except for the staff. I'm not sure if they were truly reenacting history but they were very Stern and rude with the children. To a point where I was uncomfortable and multiple times. All the activities and history and non Hands-On approach for all decent and recommended to most people that would have fun most of the time. Just try to go by yourself if you do decide to take any children as mass groups they are not very fond of even though multiple schools go year-round I'm pretty sure.

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