James White’s Fort, Knoxville

James White’s Fort, Knoxville (must see)

This fort was built in 1786 by Knoxville founder James White as the city’s first pioneer settlement. James White was a militia officer who had fought in the American Revolutionary War. Granted 1,000 acres for his service, he built this two-story log house. The trees surrounding the fort have been cut, and gardens and farms were developed on them. James White resided here until 1793. It was refurbished and opened to the public in 1970 to display original artifacts and depict the frontier lifestyle. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm from April to November, and Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm from December to March.

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Sight Name: James White’s Fort
Sight Location: Knoxville, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Museums Walk in Knoxville   Downtown Knoxville Orientation Walk  

Walking Tours in Knoxville, Tennessee

Create Your Own Walk in Knoxville

Create Your Own Walk in Knoxville

Creating your own self-guided walk in Knoxville is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Kingston Pike Walk in Knoxville

Kingston Pike Walk in Knoxville

Since the 1790s Kingston Pike, located on Knoxville’s west side, has been the city’s major thoroughfare and commercial district, including many cultural, religious, food, entertainment and retail establishments. The following tour of Kingston Pike includes the thriving Bearden District, the center of Knoxville’s arts community.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 km
Museums Walk in Knoxville

Museums Walk in Knoxville

Knoxville offers an amazing collection of fascinating museums that highlight the cultural development and history of the region, honoring local achievements in sports, civic development and the arts. Take the following tour to discover some of Knoxville’s best museums.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.2 km
University of Tennessee Walk

University of Tennessee Walk

The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, located in downtown’s west end, draws many visitors to the city. Founded in 1794 as William Blount College, nowadays it covers 550 acres, including over 200 buildings and a faculty of more than 1,400. Take the following tour to discover UTK’s best attractions.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Knoxville's Coffee Shops

Knoxville's Coffee Shops

If you’re searching for relaxation and a cup of great coffee, Knoxville’s Old Town offers several coffee shops. You can enjoy not only coffee, but also baked goods and perhaps some good conversation. Take the following tour to visit some of Knoxville’s best coffee shops.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Art Walk in Knoxville

Art Walk in Knoxville

Art lovers will discover Knoxville full of creativity, with beautiful artwork on display at multiple galleries and the Knoxville Museum of Art. South Gay Street is home to several museums, art venues and shops specializing in local art. Take the following tour to explore Knoxville as eastern Tennessee’s cultural hub.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Downtown Knoxville Orientation Walk

Downtown Knoxville Orientation Walk

Knoxville is home to many historic and cultural attractions, places of interest including World’s Fair Park, Market Square, Gay Street, stunning skyscrapers, the Convention Center and more. Take the following tour to become better acquainted with the best sites Knoxville Downtown has to offer.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km