Liberty! The Saga of Sycamore Shoals to offer reduced admission Opening Night

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Friends of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area is pleased to be able to offer special ticket pricing for opening night, Thursday, July 9th!

“First Night” is an exciting time for our Liberty! cast who have been working and practicing tirelessly since early April preparing for the 37th season of Liberty!  On Thursday, July 9th, adults and seniors can attend Liberty! for $8.00 per person, children ages 6 to 17 years for $5.00, and 5 and under are free.

The drama is presented for nine nights each July running Thursday through Saturday, July 9, 10, 11; 16, 17 & 18, and 23, 24, and 25.   The box office opens nightly at 6 pm and the show begins at 7:30 pm.

NEW this year, we will be offering the option to purchase your tickets in advance, online (   All seating is general admission.  Take advantage of this new service to insure your admission on the night of your choosing. Tickets may also be purchased on-site the night of the performance, with a maximum seating capacity of 450 total seats.

Off to Kings Mountain cropTickets are $12.00 for Adults; $10.00 for Seniors (55 & up); $5.00 for Children (6 to 17 yrs); and 5 and under are free.  Friends of Sycamore Shoals members are $6.00 and must present their membership card at the box office.

On Thursday, July 16, Liberty! will honor our veterans by offering them free admission to the show, along with an escort.

The 2015 season also marks the 6th exciting year for Pepsi’s Carter’s Trading Post, a venue named in honor of the original store opened by pioneers John Carter and partner William Parker shortly after they arrived on the frontier in 1771.  A fine menu of mouth-watering treats will be offered each evening for Liberty! guests.

Come early and enjoy an excellent dinner prior to the performance of Liberty! The Dinner Theater will be offered Friday and Saturday nights during Liberty! The dates are July 10 & 11, July 17 & 18, and July 24 & 25. Dinner is served at 6:00 PM. Doors open at 5:30 PM.

The Liberty! Dinner Theater is available by advanced reservations only. Reservations must be made by 1:00 PM the day of the performance.  Dinner theater tickets are $25.00 for Adults;$23.00 for Seniors (55 and up); $18.00 for Children (6 to 17 years); 5 and under Free with a paying adult; and $19.00 for Friends of Sycamore Shoals members.

Each Friday night, a sign language interpreter will be with us, bringing the story to life for the hearing impaired. In addition, we also have a Williams Hearing Impaired system transmitting on 72.9 MHz during all performances for those that have a receiver and ear piece.

Mark your calendars now and join us for this great opportunity to see the story of nationally significant events unfold in a dramatic presentation performed on the grounds of Sycamore Shoals with the reconstructed Fort Watauga as the backdrop. Liberty! The Saga of Sycamore Shoals is a two act outdoor drama depicting four major events that took place in the late 18th century within the Watauga Settlement now present day Elizabethton, TN.

These events reflect the rich and vast historical significance that surround Sycamore Shoals and the East Tennessee region as a whole, and the role that early settlers played in the formation of a new nation. Visiting The Official Outdoor Drama of the State of Tennessee is a great way to see these stories unfold. Liberty! The Saga of Sycamore Shoals begins its 37th season Thursday, July 9, and continues for a three-weekend run.



With a BIG thank you to our Sponsors… 

Sponsored by Friends of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, A to Z Rentals, Appalachian Lighting & Production, Big John’s Closeouts, the City of Elizabethton, Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce, Elizabethton Electric, Holston Gas, LeBleu, Massengill-DeFriece Foundation, Inc, Northeast TN Valley Regional Industrial Development Association, Pepsi Cola Bottling Company, the Tennessee National Guard, Tennessee Society Sons of the American Revolution,  John & Susan Kubenka, Michael & Lynne Barnett, Dr. Samuel Powell (Burlington, NC), Elizabethton Star, Johnson City Press, Bristol Herald Courier, A! Magazine for the Arts, The Loafer, OutnAbout Magazine, 11Connects – WJHL TV, and WCYB TV 5   


For more information, please call the park at (423) 543-5808.


Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area

1651 W. Elk Avenue

Elizabethton, TN 37643



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