Ranger Programs: June 13th – June 30th 2018

 

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

History at Home

Seasonal Interpretive Rangers – Stuart Shelton and Jared Brandt

 

Wednesday, June 13th

9:30 am: Nature Hike- Join Jared for an interactive nature hike covering the trail and surrounding areas of Sycamore Shoals. Meet at the bottom of the ramp behind the visitor center.

11:00 am: Carter Mansion Tour- Built by Watauga settlement leaders, John and Landon Carter in 1780, a tour of Tennessee’s oldest frame home is a must! Adults – $7.00 (cash only please); 7-17 years old – $3.00 and those 6 and under are free.

2:00 pm: Sabine Hill House Tour– Accompany Stuart on a tour of the famous Taylor family’s recently restored, 19th century home! Adults- $7.00 (cash only please); 7-17 years old – $3.00 and those 6 and under are free.

 

Thursday, June 14th

9:00 am: Tomahawk Throwing- Find Jared at Fort Watauga and learn how the Tomahawk was used in the lives of settlers and Native Americans alike.

11:00 am: Carter Mansion Tour- Built by Watauga settlement leaders, John and Landon Carter in 1780, a tour of Tennessee’s oldest frame home is a must! Adults – $7.00 (cash only please); 7-17 years old – $3.00 and those 6 and under are free.

2:00 pm: Sabine Hill House Tour- Accompany Stuart on a tour of the famous Taylor family’s recently restored, 19th century home! Adults- $7.00 (cash only please); 7-17 years old – $3.00 and those 6 and under are free.

3:30 pm: Riddles from Appalachia- Come try your luck at guessing the answers to historical Appalachian riddles, as countless Appalachians did before you. Meet at Fort Watauga.

 

Friday, June 15th 

10:00 am: Carter County’s American Civil War Experience: Meet a Union soldier stationed in Carter County in 1864 and hear about how the Civil War affected this area. Also see what a typical Civil War soldier would have in his haversack in order to withstand army life. Meet inside of Fort Watauga.

11:00 am: Carter Mansion Tour- Built by Watauga settlement leaders, John and Landon Carter in 1780, a tour of Tennessee’s oldest frame home is a must! Adults – $7.00 (cash only please); 7-17 years old – $3.00 and those 6 and under are free.

12:30 pm: Daniel Boone– Meet Jared at the Carter Mansion to learn about the life, travels, and equipment of Daniel Boone as he made his way through the frontier wilderness.

2:00 pm: Sabine Hill House Tour- Accompany Stuart on a tour of the famous Taylor family’s recently restored, 19th century home! Adults- $7.00 (cash only please); 7-17 years old – $3.00 and those 6 and under are free.

3:30 pm: Musket Firing DemonstrationMeet Stuart at Fort Watauga for a demonstration of the loading and firing of the Brown Bess musket.

 

Saturday June 16th

9:00 am: Nature Hike- Meet Jared for an interactive nature hike that covers the trail and surrounding areas of Sycamore Shoals. Meet at the bottom of the ramp behind the visitor center.

11:00 am: Carter Mansion Tour- Built by Watauga settlement leaders, John and Landon Carter in 1780, a tour of Tennessee’s oldest frame home is a must! Adults – $7.00 (cash only please); 7-17 years old – $3.00 and those 6 and under are free.

2:00 pm: Sabine Hill House Tour- Accompany Stuart on a tour of the famous Taylor family’s recently restored, 19th century home! Adults- $7.00 (cash only please); 7-17 years old – $3.00 and those 6 and under are free.

3:00 pm: Pelt Program- Join Jared at Fort Watauga and discover the wonders of the mammals that inhabit the Eastern Tennessee environment.

 

Sunday, June 17th

11:00 am: Carter Mansion Tour- Built by Watauga settlement leaders, John and Landon Carter in 1780, a tour of Tennessee’s oldest frame home is a must! Adults – $7.00 (cash only please); 7-17 years old – $3.00 and those 6 and under are free.

12:00 pm: Life in the Fort- Join Stuart and Jared in the fort to discover the daily occupations of settlers taking refuge in Fort Watauga during the 1770s

2:00 pm: Sabine Hill House Tour- Accompany Stuart on a tour of the famous Taylor family’s recently restored, 19th century home! Adults- $7.00 (cash only please); 7-17 years old – $3.00 and those 6 and under are free.

3:30 pm: Enslaved People at Sabine Hill- Stuart will be at the historical Sabine House to share how the Taylor Family’s African-American lived and worked

 

Wednesday, June 20th

10:30 am: Games and Diversions- Join Stuart inside of Fort Watauga and try your hand at 18th century children’s games. Fun for all ages!

11:00 am: Carter Mansion Tour- Built by Watauga settlement leaders, John and Landon Carter in 1780, a tour of Tennessee’s oldest frame home is a must! Adults – $7.00 (cash only please); 7-17 years old – $3.00 and those 6 and under are free

12:30 pm: Fur Trade- Learn how the early settlers in Fort Watauga traded furs between the Native Americans and visitors in the community. Meet Jared outside the Carter Mansion

2:00 pm: Sabine Hill House Tour- Accompany Stuart on a tour of the famous Taylor family’s recently restored, 19th century home! Adults- $7.00 (cash only please); 7-17 years old – $3.00 and those 6 and under are free.

3:30 pm: Tomahawk Throwing- Find Jared at Fort Watauga and learn how the Tomahawk was used in the lives of settlers and Native Americans alike.

 

Thursday, June 21th

9:30 am: Musket Demonstration- Join Jared at Fort Watauga for an early morning demonstration on how to load and fire the Brown Bess musket.

11:00 am: Carter Mansion Tour- Built by Watauga settlement leaders, John and Landon Carter in 1780, a tour of Tennessee’s oldest frame home is a must! Adults – $7.00 (cash only please); 7-17 years old – $3.00 and those 6 and under are free.

2:00 pm: Sabine Hill House Tour- Accompany Stuart on a tour of the famous Taylor family’s recently restored, 19th century home! Adults- $7.00 (cash only please); 7-17 years old – $3.00 and those 6 and under are free.

 

Friday, June 22nd

9:30 am: Life in the Fort- Join Stuart and Jarret in the fort to discover the daily occupations of settlers taking refuge in Fort Watauga during the 1770s.

11:00 am: Carter Mansion Tour- Built by Watauga settlement leaders, John and Landon Carter in 1780, a tour of Tennessee’s oldest frame home is a must! Adults – $7.00 (cash only please); 7-17 years old – $3.00 and those 6 and under are free.

1:00 pm: Pelt Program- Join Jared at Fort Watauga and discover the wonders of the mammals that inhabit the Eastern Tennessee Environment

2:00 pm: Sabine Hill House Tour- Accompany Stuart on a tour of the famous Taylor family’s recently restored, 19th century home! Adults- $7.00 (cash only please); 7-17 years old – $3.00 and those 6 and under are free.

3:30pm: Weapons of the 17th Century- Witness how soldiers in the 1600s fought and what weapons they used on battlefields in Europe. Meet Stuart inside Fort Watauga.

 

Saturday, June 23rd

9:00 am: Nature Hike- Meet Jared for an interactive nature hike that covers the trail and surrounding areas of Sycamore Shoals. Meet at the bottom of the ramp behind the visitor center.

10:00 am: Long Hunters- Discover how an 18th Century Long Hunter would live in the Appalachian frontier. Meet Stuart at the wooded area next to the fort gates

11:00 am: Carter Mansion Tour- Built by Watauga settlement leaders, John and Landon Carter in 1780, a tour of Tennessee’s oldest frame home is a must! Adults – $7.00 (cash only please); 7-17 years old – $3.00 and those 6 and under are free.

2:00 pm: Sabine Hill House Tour- Accompany SIR Stuart Shelton on a tour of the famous Taylor family’s recently restored, 19th century home! Adults- $7.00 (cash only please); 7-17 years old – $3.00 and those 6 and under are free.

3:30 pm: Pelt Program- Join Jared at Fort Watauga and discover the wonders of the mammals that inhabit the Eastern Tennessee Environment

 

Sunday, June 24th

11:00 am: Carter Mansion Tour- Built by Watauga settlement leaders, John and Landon Carter in 1780, a tour of Tennessee’s oldest frame home is a must! Adults – $7.00 (cash only please); 7-17 years old – $3.00 and those 6 and under are free.

2:00 pm: Sabine Hill House Tour- Accompany SIR Stuart Shelton on a tour of the famous Taylor family’s recently restored, 19th century home! Adults- $7.00 (cash only please); 7-17 years old – $3.00 and those 6 and under are free.

 

Wednesday, June 27th

9:00 am-Tomahawk Throwing- Find Jared at Fort Watauga and learn how the Tomahawk was used in the lives of settlers and Native Americans alike.

11:00 am: Carter Mansion Tour- Built by Watauga settlement leaders, John and Landon Carter in 1780, a tour of Tennessee’s oldest frame home is a must! Adults – $7.00 (cash only please); 7-17 years old – $3.00 and those 6 and under are free.

2:00 pm: Sabine Hill House Tour- Accompany Stuart on a tour of the famous Taylor family’s recently restored, 19th century home! Adults- $7.00 (cash only please); 7-17 years old – $3.00 and those 6 and under are free.

3:30 pm: Enslaved People at Sabine Hill- Stuart will be at the historical Sabine House to share how the Taylor Family’s African-American lived and worked

 

Thursday, June 28th

8:30 am: Life in the Fort- Join Stuart and Jarret in the fort to discover the daily occupations of settlers taking refuge in Fort Watauga during the 1770s.

11:00 am: Carter Mansion Tour- Built by Watauga settlement leaders, John and Landon Carter in 1780, a tour of Tennessee’s oldest frame home is a must! Adults – $7.00 (cash only please); 7-17 years old – $3.00 and those 6 and under are free.

12:30 pm: Daniel Boone-– Learn about the life, travels, and equipment used by Daniel Boone as he made his way through the frontier wilderness. Meet Jared at the Carter Mansion.

2:00 pm: Sabine Hill House Tour- Accompany Stuart on a tour of the famous Taylor family’s recently restored, 19th century home! Adults- $7.00 (cash only please); 7-17 years old – $3.00 and those 6 and under are free.

 

Friday, June 29th

9:00 am: Nature Hike- Meet Jared for an interactive nature hike that covers the trail and surrounding areas of Sycamore Shoals. Meet at the bottom of the ramp behind the visitor center.

11:00 am: Carter Mansion Tour- Built by Watauga settlement leaders, John and Landon Carter in 1780, a tour of Tennessee’s oldest frame home is a must! Adults – $7.00 (cash only please); 7-17 years old – $3.00 and those 6 and under are free.

12:00 pm: Long Hunter- Discover how an 18th Century Long Hunter would live in the Appalachian frontier. Meet Stuart at the wooded area next to the fort gates.

2:00 pm: Sabine Hill House Tour- Accompany SIR Stuart Shelton on a tour of the famous Taylor family’s recently restored, 19th century home! Adults- $7.00 (cash only please); 7-17 years old – $3.00 and those 6 and under are free.

 

Saturday, June 30th

11:00 am: Carter Mansion Tour- Built by Watauga settlement leaders, John and Landon Carter in 1780, a tour of Tennessee’s oldest frame home is a must! Adults – $7.00 (cash only please); 7-17 years old – $3.00 and those 6 and under are free.

2:00 pm: Sabine Hill House Tour- Accompany SIR Stuart Shelton on a tour of the famous Taylor family’s recently restored, 19th century home! Adults- $7.00 (cash only please); 7-17 years old – $3.00 and those 6 and under are free.

 

The Carter Mansion is located at 1031 Broad Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643

Sabine Hill is located at 2328 W. G Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643

For additional information please call

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park at 423-543-5808

 

 

 

 

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