Support James White’s Fort

As a non-profit organization, James White’s Fort relies on the support of people like you with a mission to help preserve the history of Knoxville, its founder, and Knoxville’s First Home. There are many ways to support us!

The James White’s Fort Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable by IRS law. Donations can be made online below, or with a check made payable to James White’s Fort and mailed to: James White’s Fort, 205 East Hill Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee 37915. Stripe securely processes payments for James White’s Fort.

Donations to James White’s Fort support our mission of preservation of Knoxville’s First Home and our pioneer heritage through tours, events and educational programs.

We have a variety of needs from gardening and beautification, multi-media presentations, to electrical repairs. You can chose many specific areas to earmark your contribution.

Become a Member

Help support the Fort by becoming a member of James White’s Fort. With your membership you will receive great benefits such as free admission and discounts in our gift shop. Join or Renew your membership here.


Maintenance of our Historic Home is ongoing. Contributions that are made to the 1786 Foundation will be used for capital and grounds improvements. Help us keep the Fort looking nice!

Did you know you can support nonprofit organizations in your community just by shopping at Kroger? It’s easy when you enroll in Kroger Community Rewards! To get started, sign up with your Plus Card, and select James White’s Fort as the organization you wish to support. Once you’re enrolled, you’ll earn rewards for your the Fort every time you shop and use your Plus Card!

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First and foremost we would like to thank the Arts and Cultural Alliance, the City of Knoxville and Knox County for their support of James White’s Fort through the American Renewal Plan.

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James White’s Fort would also like to thank the following sponsors for their generous ongoing donations: