Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area | Tennessee Vacation

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area

The park offers an assortment of living history, recreational programming and events for the whole family from traditional arts and craft classes to military musters. The annual presentation of Tennessee’s Official Outdoor Drama, Liberty!. The Saga of Sycamore Shoals is a popular attraction.  Held every July in the 240-seat amphitheater with Fort Watauga as a backdrop, the play tells the story of the colonists who settled in the area during the late 18th century and the significant contributions they made to American history.
1651 W. Elk Ave.
Elizabethton, TN 37643
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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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