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James White's Fort

Inside James White's Fort in the Springtime – R. McGinnis

ADA Accessibility Notes

Partially accessible, though there is a second floor on one structure which is not accessible to wheelchairs.

James White, the founder of Knoxville, established his home here in 1786 and later enclosed it within a log fort comprising of 8 buildings. Restored and opened to the public in 1970, the Fort interprets the pioneer history and culture of early East Tennessee.

How to Get There

From Interstate I-40, take exit 388-A and follow the signs for James White's Fort. Located in downtown Knoxville at intersection of Hill Avenue and Hall of Fame Drive. Physical address is: 205 East Hill Avenue. Ample free parking is available on site.

Pet Friendly Notes

Dogs on leashes allowed on grounds; only service dogs allowed in structures.

Time Period Represented

Colonial Period of East Tennessee 1780 - 1800


Open Monday - Saturday; April - December; 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.: January - March; Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Seasons Open

Closed Sundays and All Major Holidays


Visitor Fees

Adults $7.00; Children (5-17) $3.00; Special rates by advance notice for 12 or more, SC & AAA DIscounts apply