Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area is located in Carter County on U.S. Highway 321/TN 67, in Elizabethton, TN. Situated on the Watauga River, the 88 acre site is 30 miles from Interstate 81. From Exit 57 on I-81, take I-26 into Johnson City to Exit 24. Then take Highway 321/67, traveling approximately 6 miles into Elizabethton. Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area is on the left.
Sycamore Shoals became a state park in 1976. The park’s visitor center features interpretive exhibits highlighting the history of this time, an Eastern National bookstore and gift shop, and park information. Located behind the visitor center is a reconstruction of the 18th century Fort Watauga, now the site of educational programs and musters presented by the Washington County Regiment of North Carolina Militia.
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Park open daily dawn to dusk Visitors Center open Tuesday-Saturday 9 am - 4 pm and Sunday from 1 - 4:30 pm
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