Liberty! to offer reduced admission opening night, July 13th

 

Friends of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area is pleased to be able to offer special ticket pricing for opening night, Thursday, July 13th!

“First Night” is an exciting time for our Liberty! cast who have been working and practicing tirelessly since early April preparing for the 39th season of Liberty! On Thursday, July 13th, adults and seniors can attend Liberty! for a reduced price of $9.00 per person!

New this year, we wish to thank all of our 1st Responders for their service and dedication. On “First Night,” Thursday, July 13th, 1st Responders and an escort will be admitted for Free!

 

The drama is presented for nine nights each July running Thursday through Saturday, July 13 – 15; 20 – 22; and 27 – 29.The box office opens nightly at 6 pm and the show begins at 7:30 pm.

We also offer the option to purchase your tickets in advance, online at www.TheLibertyDrama.com.   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.

Tickets are $14.00 for Adults; $11.00 for Seniors (55 & up); $6.00 for Children (6 to 17 yrs); and 5 and under are free. Friends of Sycamore Shoals members are $7.00 and must present their membership card at the box office. Concessions will also be available each night.

On Thursday, July 20, Liberty! will honor our veterans by offering them free admission to the show, along with an escort.

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 39th season Thursday, July 13, and continues for a three-weekend run.

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

Friends of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, A to Z Rentals, Big John’s Closeouts, Bristol Herald Courier, the City of Elizabethton, Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce, Elizabethton Electric, Elizabethton Star, Holston Gas, Johnson City Press, Kingsport Times News, LeBleu, the Loafer, A! Magazine for the Arts, Universal Printing, John & Susan Kubenka, Michael & Lynne Barnett, WJHL TV-11, WCYB TV 5.

 

 

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park 

1651 W. Elk Avenue

Elizabethton, TN 37643

423-543-5808

 

 

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Independence on the Frontier – July 1st and 2nd!

 

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

July 1st & 2nd

 

Step back in time 241 years to a colorful revolutionary world and witness life as it was on the 18th century frontier during a very tumultuous time. In the summer of 1776 colonial leaders met in Philadelphia to draft a document that would forever change the world. As our guest to Fort Watauga, you too can be part of the excitement as news of American Independence reaches the colonial frontier. What did the colonists think about a new nation? Walk among historical characters and hear their varied reactions to the Declaration, from fear of war to the hope of a brighter future.

The Washington County Regiment of North Carolina Militia, host living history organization at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, will be encamped in and around Fort Watauga giving visitors a glimpse of life in 1776. A myriad of activities will unfold throughout the weekend such as militia drill and training, artillery firing demonstrations, open hearth cooking, tomahawk throwing and a special reading of the Declaration of Independence.

Get an early start on your Independence celebrations and bring the entire family out for a weekend full of history, patriotism, education, and family fun. The event will run from 10:00 until 4:00 on Saturday, July 1st and 10:00 until 3:00 on Sunday, July 2nd. Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park is located at 1651 W. Elk Ave. Elizabethton, TN 37643. For more information about this event please contact the park at 423-543-5808 or log on to these websites: http://www.sycamoreshoalstn.org or http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/sycamore-shoals 

 

Independence on the Frontier: Schedule of Events

 

Saturday, July 1st    

10:00 – Raising the Colours:  Start the day off with a bang as the militia falls in for inspection and raises the flag with a patriotic ceremony.

10:30 – Fort Tour & Flintlock Rifle Demo- Take a stroll through Fort Watauga and discover how settlers in the 1770s defended their homes and changed the course of the American Revolution.

11:00 – “Fix Bayonets”: Join a soldier of the Continental Army and learn about the uses and tactics of the bayonet, one of the most feared weapons used in the Revolutionary War! Then cheer on the Militiamen as they test their skill and aim with this 18th century weapon.

12:00 – “Echoes of Revolution”: The Watauga Valley Fifes & Drums perform martial and field music of the Revolutionary War.

1:00 – Reading of the Declaration of Independence: Join in the excitement as the document declaring our freedom from Great Britain is read publicly inside Fort Watauga.

2:00 – Artillery Drill and Demonstration: Learn about 18th century artillery as the Militia fires the Fort’s Cannon.

2:30 – Kids Militia: Attention all able bodied kids! Fall in and drill with the Washington Co. Militia.

3:00 – Colonia Era Music of East Tennessee: Join Corbin in the Fort for a journey back in time to experience the musical sounds of the early Tennessee frontier.

3:30 – Militia Drill & Retiring the Colours – The Washington County Militia demonstrates the tactics and firearms used during the Revolutionary War, and then retire the flag for the day.

4:00 – Camps Close to the Public: Join us tomorrow for another exciting day of 18th century living history.

 

Sunday, July 2nd   

10:00 – Raising the Colours:  Start the day off with a bang as the militia falls in for inspection and raises the flag with a patriotic ceremony.

11:00 – Worship Service: Join us for Sunday Service held inside Fort Watauga.

12:00 – Fort Tour & Flintlock Rifle Demo- Take a stroll through Fort Watauga and discover how settlers in the 1770s defended their homes and changed the course of the American Revolution.

12:30 – Kids Militia: Attention all able bodied kids! Fall in and drill with the Washington Co. Militia.

1:00 – Artillery Drill and Demonstration: Learn about 18th century artillery as the Militia fires the Fort’s Cannon.

2:00 – Reading of the Declaration of Independence: Join in the excitement as the document declaring our freedom from Great Britain is read publicly inside Fort Watauga.

3:00 – Militia Drill & Retiring the Colours: The Washington County Militia demonstrates the tactics and firearms used during the Revolutionary War, then lowers the flag for the day.

 

Ongoing Activities Throughout the Weekend Will Include…

Open Hearth Cooking, 18th Century Weapons Display, Natural Dyeing, Militia and

Frontier Camps, Colonial Era Music, 18th Century Tavern Life, and Much More!!!

 

 

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English Country Dancing – June 10th at Sycamore Shoals

The Sabine Hill Social Society presents

English Country Dancing

with special guest instructor Bob Thompson

Saturday, June 10 from 1 to 5 pm

at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

in the Gathering Place

Guest dance instructor Bob Thompson returns to continue his May class and lead the group in English Country dancing focusing on 4 primary dance routines from the period.

Light refreshment served.

Cost: $7.00 at the table $6.00 for members of the Friends Group of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park.

                 Visitors Center Hours:

 

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday             1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Sunday                 Closed Mondays

Our Visitors Center is closed on most State holidays.

Park grounds are open from dawn until dusk.

For more information contact:

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

1651 West Elk Avenue       Elizabethton, TN 37643                 (423) 543-5808

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