James White's Fort

Welcome to
James White’s Fort
The Birthplace
of Knoxville

Become a member of the Fort and support our mission of preservation of Knoxville’s First Home and our pioneer heritage through tours, events and educational programs.

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5th Annual HearthScares Ball
October 30, 7-11pm

Spooky surprises await you at the 5th Annual HearthScares Ball! Come dressed in your most impressive costume! Dancing, frightening finger foods, silent auction, costume contest, and other Halloween hi-jinks! Proceeds benefit preservation at James White’s Fort. Must be 21 or over to attend.


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Rent the Fort
for your next
private event!

Plan your special event at James White’s Fort. Perfect for weddings, meetings, or other special events.

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Game Day Parking
available all season!

Did you know that James White’s Fort offers parking for UT home games for only $10? Space is limited.

James White’s Fort is closed to tours during UT home football games due to parking and traffic congestion.

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