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Friends of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
23rd Annual Siege
at Fort Watauga 
 
 

Saturday, May 20, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, May 21, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Protecting the fortIt is the Summer of 1776.  As Patriot leaders meet in Philadelphia to draft a document of Freedom; those on the Frontier are fighting for it. Settlers strive to Hold the land while Native Cherokee Struggle to Preserve Their way of Life.

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park will host living history re-enactors for the annual Siege of Fort Watauga. Colonial, British, and Native re-enactors will converge at the re-created Fort Watauga at Sycamore Shoals to relive the days when America’s first frontier was the land beyond the blue ridge.

The Siege of Fort Watauga is a live retelling of the Cherokee attack brought on the settlers of the Watauga valley in the summer of 1776. At Sycamore Shoals, Fort Watauga offered protection to nearly 200 settlers during a two-week siege led by Cherokee War Chief, Old Abram, and 300 warriors.

Fife and Drum3Step back in time as you visit the fort, militia camps, British encampment, and Native camp. Be immersed in 18th century frontier life as you witness daily aspects of colonial culture. Take advantage of colonial merchants selling period wares in “Sutler’s Row”. See the clash of two cultures as the attack on fort Watauga is recreated both days.

Bring the entire family and see how your ancestors played a crucial role in our region’s history and in the formation of our nation. Hear the rattle of muskets, smell the campfire smoke, and see the 18th century come to life at the Siege of Fort Watauga. This event is sponsored by The Washington County Regiment of North Carolina Militia and The Friends of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area.

Go to www.sycamoreshoalstn.org about a week before the event for the full schedule of events.

Fending attack

For more information, contact:
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
1651 West Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643
(423) 543-5808
Info@FriendsOfSycamoreShoals.org
www.FriendsOfSycamoreShoals.org

Please note that the above schedule is subject to change without notice.