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Friends of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Independence on the Frontier: Militia Muster at Fort Watauga 

Saturday, July 1, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, July 2, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Experience the 4th of July, 18th century-style!  What did colonists think about a new nation?  Be a guest in Fort Watauga as news of Independence arrives to the colonial frontier.  Walk among historical characters and hear their varied reactions to the Declaration, from fear of war to the hope of a brighter future. 

Step back in time to a colorful revolutionary world and witness life as it was on the 18th century frontier during a very tumultuous time. In the summer of 1776 colonial leaders met in Philadelphia to draft a document that would forever change the world.  

Get an early start on your Independence celebrations and bring the entire family out for a weekend full of history, patriotism, education, and family fun.

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


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

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