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.
Hours OpenOpen Monday - Saturday; April - December; 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.: January - March; Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Time Period RepresentedColonial Period of East Tennessee 1780 - 1800
Seasons OpenClosed Sundays and All Major Holidays
Visitor FeesAdults $7.00; Children (5-17) $3.00; Special rates by advance notice for 12 or more, SC & AAA DIscounts apply
ADA Accessibility Notes
Partially accessible, though there is a second floor on one structure which is not accessible to wheelchairs.
Pet Friendly Notes
Dogs on leashes allowed on grounds; only service dogs allowed in structures.
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.