James White's Fort

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.

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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.

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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.

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1786 Foundation

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!

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First and foremost we would like to thank the City of Knoxville and Knox County for their support. James White’s Fort would also like to thank the following sponsors for their generous ongoing donations:

The Tennessee Theatre
East Tennessee PBS
Legacy Parks Foundation
First Tennessee Bank
Vinyard Floor Covering Co.
Tennova Healthcare
Midway  IGA
21st Mortgage
Rothchild Catering
WVLT Volunteer TV
93.1 WNOX
City People
Akima Club
Tomato Head
Tennessee Stone
Clayton Bank & Trust
Clayton Family Foundation
Arts & Culture Alliance
City of Knoxville
Knox County
HomeTrust Bank