Please support Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park!

We need your help with a friendly competition! If Sycamore Shoals State Historic Site kept your spirits up and gave you a place to escape in 2020, would you donate at least $1 today to cast your vote?

https://tnstateparks.com/events/details/#/?event=my-tn-state-park-sssp

Your donations will help us maintain our historical homes and fort, repairing and maintaining park trails, and with community outreach. The park with the most votes will receive a commemorative plaque with the names of donors. Help Sycamore Shoals rise to the top!  Every dollar counts and is very appreciated!

Thank you for your ongoing support of YOUR Tennessee State Parks.

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Welcoming 2021!

With high hopes for a great year ahead, the staff of Sycamore Shoals has planned our 2021 Calendar of Special Events! Check it out by clicking on the dropdown menu above under Special Events Calendar.

Also posted is our January 2021 calendar of events which can be found under Monthly Interpretive Programs.

To provide for social distancing and protect our guests from Covid, our programs require pre-registration. Historic house tours are limited to 6 per tour.

All park programs and operations may be affected by Covid-19 related changes to program schedules, along with visitor safety considerations.  Please check with the park or follow us on the websites listed below for updated information.

We thank you for your continued support!

Here’s to a happy and healthy New Year!

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Overmountain Muster Candlelight Tours

 

LANTERNS & LEGENDS OF 1780

Friday, September 25 from 7 pm – 9 pm

Tours by Registration – see link below

 

The year was 1780. The tide of the Revolutionary War was turning against the patriot cause.  The British focused their attention to the divided southern colonies and won victory after victory in a bloody civil war.  Charleston had fallen, and American forces had crumbled at the battle of Camden. But then the impossible occurred…The frontiersmen of the western mountains began a long march, gathering an army along the way, from the highlands of Virginia to the hills of South Carolina.  At a place called King’s Mountain, they destroyed British forces and opened the way for the final American victory at Yorktown.

The route they took from Virginia to South Carolina, we now know as the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail.  On Friday, September 25th come re-live the muster of the Overmountain Men with a unique after-hours, twilight program entitled “Lanterns & Legends of 1780”.  Experience the sights, sounds, and emotions of the 18th century as you are guided through the historic encampment of the Overmountain Men by lantern light. Meet legendary figures such as Maj. Patrick Ferguson, Mary Patton, Rev. Samuel Doak, John Sevier and others as they tell the dramatic story of this historic gathering which led to one of the most decisive victories of the Revolution!

The program begins at the park visitor center, and each tour lasts approximately 1 hour. Tour times are as follows; 7:00, 7:15, 7:30, 7:45, 8:00, 8:15, 8:30 PM.  Pre-registration is required and groups will be smaller to promote social distancing.

You can make your reservations by visiting http://www.tnstateparks.com/parks/events/sycamore-shoals. Fees for the lantern tours are Adults – $10.00; Ages 7 to 17 years – $5.00; 6 and under Free.

Take a trip back in time, re-live the most crucial days of the American Revolution, and “Share in the Glorious Cause of Liberty” at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park.

The park is located at 1651 W. Elk Avenue in Elizabethton, TN.

Contact the park at 423-543-5808 or visit https://tnstateparks.com/parks/sycamore-shoals or www.sycamoreshoalstn.org

Please help us stop the spread of COVID-19.

Face masks are required at all indoor state park facilities. Masks are recommended outdoors if social distancing cannot be maintained.

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