Events for 2016 just added to our calendar!

The year 2016 is going to be a big year for James White’s Fort. We have just added a schedule of events for 2016 to our website and Facebook calendars.

This year marks the 220th Anniversary of the State of Tennessee and the 225th Anniversary of the City of Knoxville…that is a lot to celebrate! There will be signature events and special programming this year by local museums and historic homes all over the city. Click Visit Knoxville 225 for more information on the City of Knoxville celebrations.

When James White partitioned part of his land in October 1791 to establish the town that would eventually become Knoxville, we are sure he had no idea how amazing the city would turn out to be 225 years later.

We hope to see you at the Fort soon, whether for one of these celebrations or any of the other events we have planned this year!

JUST ANNOUNCED! Open Hearth Thanksgiving Feast with Jim Buckenmyer Saturday, November 21st

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

Notice: Closings at the Fort

Please note: James White’s Fort will be closed for tours on the following dates:
Saturday, October 10
Saturday, October 17
Saturday, October 24
Wednesday, October 28 – Monday, November 2

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thank you,

James White’s Fort

Are you ready for a spooky good time?

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.

RESERVE YOUR PLACE NOW BEFORE THE GHOSTS AND GOBLINS DO!

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

 

 

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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.

Just announced: 18th Century Food Preservation Techniques Workshop with Jim Buckenmyer on August 22, 2015

James White’s Fort will be offering another fun and informative hands on workshop on Saturday, August 22, from 10am-2pm. We will be exploring ways used to make your harvest last throughout the year. Participants will experience all aspects of preparing and preserving food in the same way the early settlers did. We will cover pickling, salting, drying, smoking and more.

Jim is a longtime participant in the reenacting community with immense knowledge in late-18th and early-19th century culture.

The cost is $20 per person, with money raised going toward educational programming at James White’s Fort. Space is limited to 20 people, so reserve yours now! For more information, call 865-525-6514 or send us an email. The last day for registration will be Thursday, August 20th.

James White’s Fort is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit. The Fort is not owned by the City, County or State.

 

Volunteers needed for HearthScares Ball on October 30!

Our 5th annual HearthScares Ball will be on October 30 this year, and we are looking for volunteers to help with various tasks such as set up, break down, and everything in between! If you are interested, please email Janice

Information about HearthScares:
Spooky surprises await you at the 5th Annual HearthScares Ball! Come dressed in your most impressive costume! Dancing, frightening finger foods, silent auction, costume contest, and other Halloween hi-jinks! Proceeds benefit preservation at James White’s Fort. Must be 21 or over to attend.

Upcoming event: CHEROKEE HERITAGE DAY, JUNE 27 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Guests will have an opportunity to visit a Cherokee campsite, interact with members of the militia, tour the fort, and see a variety of pioneer skills displayed.

Scheduled for 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, June 27th, the event is once again being offered free to the public. Cherokee Heritage Day is a cooperative effort between the James White’s Fort Association and Indian Creek Productions, Inc.

Schedule of Events:

10:00 am – Gates Open
10:30 am
– The Changing Roles of Men and Women in 18th Century Cherokee Society
11:00 am – Cherokee Storytelling
11:45 am – Cherokee flute music
Noon – Traditional Cherokee Dancing
12:30 pm – Prelude to the Treaty of the Holston
1:15 pm – Treaty of the Holston Signing Ceremony
1:45 pm – Aftermath of the Treaty of the Holston
2:15 pm – Traditional Cherokee Dancing
3:00pm – Gates Close

Funding for Cherokee Heritage Day is provided in part by grants and sponsorships from: Akima Club of Knoxville, Arts & Heritage Alliance, Clayton Foundation, Tennova, Knoxville City Councilwoman Brenda Palmer, Knoxville City Councilmen Duane Grieve, Mark Campen, Finbarr Saunders, Nick Della Volpe and David Dewhirst.

Click for photos from past Cherokee Heritage Day events.

Just announced: Herb Workshop with Jim Buckenmyer on May 30, 2015

James White’s Fort will host a hands-on Herb Workshop with Jim Buckenmyer on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 11:00am until approximately 2:00pm with a lunch break.

Herbs were essential to frontier life. During this hands on working workshop we will cover how to chose the right herbs for your garden, designing the garden for maximum growth and appeal, building the optimal garden, how to best maintain that garden and how to harvest and prepare your herbs for use.

When the workshop is over we will have actually built a beautiful herb garden. There will also be plants for you to take home with you so you can start your own garden

Jim is a longtime participant in the reenacting community with immense knowledge in late-18th and early-19th century culture.

The cost is $25 per person, with money raised going toward educational programming at James White’s Fort. Space is limited to 20 people, so reserve yours now! To register, call 865-525-6514 or email SpecialEvents@JamesWhitesFort.org. The last day for registration will be Thursday, May 28th.

The workshop will take place at James White’s Fort: 205 E. Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915.

For More Information Call: 865-525-6514

Email: SpecialEvents@JamesWhitesFort.org

Website: www.JamesWhitesFort.org

James White’s Fort is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit. The Fort is not owned by the City, County or State.