The James White Fort was built for James White as he led an expedition into the upper Tennessee Valley to reach the land of what we know as Knoxville. The fort was chosen as the capital of the Southwest Territory in 1790 and was donated in 1791.
In 1970, the place was converted to a museum and since then the place holds the tools of wars, houses and other facets of the frontier life.
Entrance Ticket Details For White's Fort
- Adult: USD 7.00
- Child/Student: USD 3.00
How to Reach White's Fort
- Bus: Knoxville Station
- Trolley Bus/ Tram: A tram line runs near by
- By Taxi
- By Bicycle
- By Walking
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8.99% of people who visit Knoxville include White's Fort in their plan
63.64% of people start their White's Fort visit around 2 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see White's Fort
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting White's Fort
White's Fort Reviews & Ratings
Knoxville's hidden historic gem! Knoxville's first home is the site of so much of what was to become Knoxville! Tourists from around the world visit to learn about the colonial settlements, a huge gathering of native American tribes that came together to forge a peace treaty, and they have great year-round events like this Fire and Feast Dinner!! If visiting Knoxville, or if you're a resident who might have overlooked the fort, do yourself a favor and visit James White's Fort!
Great place for my middle school students to learn a little more about the history of our city!
Cool little place tucked away in our downtown. They had a little festival going on, so we checked it out. Lots of fun!
A great, quick look back in time! The gentleman at the desk was extremely friendly and helpful.
A very interesting place, and a lot of city history here.