James White's Fort

Open Hearth
Thanksgiving Feast
Saturday, Nov 21 10am

Come join us while we learn how our ancestors created their Thanksgiving Feasts. During this hands on workshop we will learn many different historic cooking techniques while preparing a full Feast which we can all share when done. We will cover: Spit roasting, Reflector Oven, in the coals cooking, sauces, gravy, dutch oven use and even make our own butter. So come spend the day with us not only learning many useful skills, but sitting down with a great community of folks and enjoying a first class meal.

Cost is only $25, which covers all supplies.
Instructor: Jim Buckenmyer
Class size: Space is limited to 20 people.
For reservations call the Fort at: (865) 525-6514

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James White’s Fort
The Birthplace
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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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Christmas Open House
Saturday, December 5

Experience Christmas in the 1800’s with James White’s Fort and enjoy the Treats of the Season. Free Admission, but donations gladly accepted.