James White's Fort

Notice: Closings at the Fort

Please note: James White’s Fort will be closed for tours on the following dates: Wednesday, October 26 – Tuesday, November 1, 2016 (On Saturday, October 29, the HearthScares Tour will begin at 7pm.) We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you, James White’s Fort

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6th Annual HearthScares Ball Friday, October 28!

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Closed for Private Event May 20-21

PLEASE NOTE: James White’s Fort will be closed to the public for a private event on Friday, May 20-Saturday, May 21, 2016. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Herb Workshop with Jim Buckenmyer THIS WEEKEND, Saturday, April 16!

James White’s Fort will host a hands-on Herb Workshop with Jim Buckenmyer on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Last year we had a great time building a raised bed Herb Garden at James White’s Fort. This year Jim will cover all of the many uses for herbs – how where and when to harvest, how to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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