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Step Back in Time and Visit Life in the 18th Century
Fort Southwest Point is the only fort in Tennessee being reconstructed on its original foundation. The completed sections of the fort include a barracks, a blockhouse and 250 feet of palisade walls. The fort is owned, operated, and maintained by the City of Kingston.
Fort Southwest Point was constructed in 1797 and remained a working fort through 1811 when it was deemed that soldiers were no longer needed. At its peak there were over 625 Soldiers stationed here.
At Fort Southwest Point we wish to establish a learning adventure with something of interest for all ages. We provide scheduled tours for school and other groups as well as several weekend events for family excursions. We travel to nearby towns for in school presentations and parades. There is no admission to visit Fort Southwest Point but donations are welcome to aid in our building expansion.
We Are Open
Fort Southwest Point is open Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Closed Sunday and Monday
Directions To Fort Southwest Point
From Interstate 40 take Exit 352. Travel 1.9 miles on Highway 58 South. The Fort is on the hill on the right overlooking the junction of the Tennessee, Clinch, and Emory Rivers.