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Sabine Hill – Historic Games & Tours!

Saturday, May 12 from 10 am til 3 pm

Historic Games on the Grounds throughout the day

House Tours scheduled at 11 am and 2 pm

Tour registration is required and the cost per tour is – Adults – $7.00; Ages 7 to 17 years – $3.00; 6 and under free. Pre-register by visiting www.tnstateparks.com/parks/events/sycamore-shoals


Join the Sabine Hill Social Society as they celebrate the arrival of spring and Mother’s Day with an afternoon of early 19th century historical games presented by interpreters in period attire.

The Sabine Hill Social Society supports Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park’s educational efforts by providing educational events related to the early 19th century which include English country dance, leisure activities, teas, workshops, speakers, and more.

In addition to our outdoor events, there will be two opportunities to tour the house at either 11 am or 2 pm. (Please note registration information above)

Sabine Hill is described as one of the finest examples of Federal architecture in the State of Tennessee and was dedicated this past November of 2017. Restored by the Tennessee Historical Commission and operated by Tennessee State Parks, the house has been returned to its 1818 splendor.

Historic Sabine Hill located at 2328 West “G” Street, Elizabethton.

For your planning, please keep in mind that restrooms are not available at this site.

For additional information please contact Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park at 423-543-5808.







Christmas at the Carter Mansion

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Friday and Saturday, December 4 and 5

6 to 9 pm

The Historic John and Landon Carter Mansion

1031 Broad Street     Elizabethton, Tennessee

Christmas Tours are by Reservation Only -Please call:  423-543-5808

$5.00 for Adults – non refundable/ 17 and under free

Are you tired of the hustle and bustle that always accompanies this time of year? If so, step back in time to the 18th century and enjoy a colonial Christmas at the beautiful Carter Mansion. Join Colonel John Carter, the Carter family, and all their friends for a glimpse Ramona Invidiatointo simpler time, when Christmas was the grandest celebration of the entire year. In colonial America the Christmas season was celebrated as month long array of merriment and festivities signaled by caroling, feasting, dances, foxhunts, and the firing of Christmas guns. Christmas on the colonial frontier would have been much different though, with only the simplest of pleasures being offered by the humble backwoods settlers. However, in contrast, the Carters would have displayed an opulence only seen in the finest homes of Williamsburg or Philadelphia.

Spend a candlelit evening in the oldest frame house in Tennessee, decorated with bright greenery for the holidays. Enjoy music, hot cider, and 18th century interpreters as they transport you to a Colonial American Christmas.

Christmas tours are available by reservation only. Tours begin at 6:00pm and a new tour starts every twenty minutes until 8:40pm. Please contact the park to reserve your tour time. Admission is $5.00 for Adults 18 years of age and above and is nonrefundable. Young people 17 years of age and under are free of charge, however a reservation must be made.

All donations are graciously accepted and will go to support future programming at the Carter Mansion. We look forward to your visit for this one-of-a-kind holiday gathering! The Carter Mansion is located at 1031 Broad Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643.

For more information or to schedule your tour, contact:

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area

(423) 543-5808