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Independence Day Anvil Shoot Celebration

Museum of Appalachia

Clinton, TN

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While most Americans celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, the Museum of Appalachia marks the occasion with an old- fashioned “anvil shoot”. Every 4th of July, the Museum uses gunpowder to launch a 200-pound anvil hundreds of feet into the air!

Anvil shoots were once a common way for pioneers to commemorate holidays, elections and other special occasions. The anvil shoot is the centerpiece of an all-day celebration that includes a national bell-ringing ceremony, flag procession, live music, southern food, demonstrations from blacksmiths, dulcimer makers, spinners, weavers, rail splitters, and more.

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$20/Adult
$18/Senior Adults, Military, First Responder
$10/Youth (6-17)
Free/Children 5 & Under
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