James White's Fort

Knoxville’s First Home

James White's Fort

Knoxville’s First Home

James White's Fort

Knoxville’s First Home

James White's Fort

Knoxville’s First Home

James White's Fort

Knoxville’s First Home

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About the Fort

The birthplace of Knoxville, Knoxville’s first home founded in 1786. The Fort is one of the most visited historical sites in Knoxville. It is a museum home highlighted by the original 1786 residence of James White the founder of Knoxville.

black and white drawing of James White's Fort
Tour the Fort

A piece of 1786 in the middle of a modern city, downtown Knoxville Tennessee.

Create Your Own Event
  • Civic Club Meeting
  • Weddings
  • Birthdays
  • Tailgates
  • Cocktail/Wine Tastings
  • Food Events
  • Craft Show
  • Use your imagination
  • Civic Club Meeting
  • Weddings
  • Birthdays
  • Tailgates
  • Cocktail/Wine Tastings
  • Food Events
  • Craft Show
  • Use your imagination

Minimum rental starts at $200.

event tables with white table clothes and yellow bows

Support the Fort

We have been a part of the Knoxville community since the beginning, we were the beginning!

Old photo of James White's Fort
man playing an instrument at the fort
close up of cabin
Fort Event Decorations in the trees