19th annual Ft. Watauga Seige - May 18 & 19
Step back to a vibrant and dangerous time…America declares Independence in the summer of 1776, and people beyond the mountains build forts, stock powder, and sharpen hatchets for the oncoming war. Walk among local legends—the vivacious Bonnie Kate, mysterious Old Abram, dignified Col. Carter, and daring John Sevier—for a glimpse of life on this “dark and bloody ground.” Colonial, native, and British re-enactors share their past through talks, mini-dramas, and demonstrations of 18th century life. Battle re-enactments both days. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET. Contact the park for details. For more information call 423-543-5808.
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park is open from daylight to dark each
day. The Visitors Center, which houses an interpretive facility
with information, historic displays, and a theater, is open Monday
through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 1
p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Picnicking is available at Sycamore Shoals State
Historic Park with tables and grills provided. A two-mile fitness
trail constructed jointly between the park and adjacent hospital
is also available.
Events and Programs
Programs vary year to year. Contact the Parks for current programs offered.
2013 Special Events Calendar
2013 Winter Arts Workshops (Jan.-Mar.)
There is a two mile walking/fitness trail that follows the Watauga River. The
trail also accesses Sycamore Shoals Hospital which is adjacent to the park
The park has one picnic area outside the Visitor Center that has 16 moveable picnic tables. Grills, water and electrical outlets are available.
Enjoy a quick movie tour of the park. This movie requires the Flash 6 plug-in. It may take a few moments to download so enjoy the Memory game while waiting! Click Here!
Tour buses are welcome.