Learn more about Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park.
Sycamore Shoals became a state park in 1976. The park’s visitor center features a new museum/exhibits area highlighting the nationally significant history of this site in the late 18th century. In addition, the Visitor's Center houses an excellent gift shop and bookstore, along with park information. 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. The Carter Mansion and Sabine Hill are late 18th century and early 19th century historic house museums managed by Sycamore Shoals located nearby in Elizabethton.
1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643
Most family programming is offered at no charge.
A few events due require a minimal admission fee such as, the Native American Festival, Christmas at the Carter Mansion, various workshops, and Liberty! The Saga of Sycamore Shoals, the Official Outdoor Drama of the State of Tennessee
Visitors Center open
Tuesday-Saturday 9 am - 4 pm
and Sunday from 1 - 4:30 pm
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