James White’s Fort has a lot of fun planned for the month of October with our HearthScares Tours and HearthScares Ball!

The Walking Tour of Ghostly Knoxville

Come and join the spirits for a tour of Downtown Knoxville’s scariest landmarks. The tours, which last approximately two hours each, will visit the sites of some of Knoxville’s best kept secrets. The tour will be about one and a half miles in length. All tours begin and end at James White’s Fort located at the intersection of Hill Avenue and Hall of Fame Drive. Ample free parking is available for tour participants at the Fort.

Tours are given October 17th, 19th, 20th, 26th, & 27th. Tours will depart promptly at 7:00pm each evening. Please plan to arrive between 6:30-6:45pm for check in. Each tour will end with a marshmallow roast around the fires at the Fort.

Admission for Adults 16 and over will be $10.00 and $6.00 for children ages 6–15. Local checks or cash payments only.

Reservations are requested for large groups of 12 or more and may be made by calling the Fort at (865) 525–6514.


In case of inclement weather, please call James White’s Fort to find out if the tour is cancelled (865) 525-6514.





Spooky surprises await you at the 5th Annual HearthScares Ball on October 30 from 7-11pm! Come dressed in your most impressive costume! Dancing, frightening finger foods, silent auction, costume contest, and other Halloween hi-jinks! Catering by Rothchild Catering, Music by Split Decision, with more treats to be announced! Proceeds benefit preservation at James White’s Fort. Must be 21 or over to attend. Tickets for the Ball can be purchased online or by calling the Fort at 865-525-6514.