Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

1651 W. Elk Ave.
Elizabethton, TN 37643- Map It
(423) 543-5808

AAA Editor Notes

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park is w. off US 321 at 1651 W. Elk Ave. The first permanent settlement outside the original American Colonies, the area contains a visitor center, museum, theater, hiking trails and a reconstruction of Fort Watauga. In 1780 the Overmountain Men departed the fort, crossed into North Carolina and later defeated the British at the Battle of King's Mountain in South Carolina. A re-enactment of the Siege of Fort Watauga takes place in May and the Overmountain Victory Trial Celebration takes place in September. The outdoor drama “Liberty: The Saga of Sycamore Shoals” is performed on the grounds (Thurs.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m.) the last three weekends in July. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Free. Admission to “Liberty: The Saga of Sycamore Shoals” $12; $10 (ages 55+); $5 (ages 6-17).
Hours: Grounds daily dawn-dusk. Visitor center and museum Tues.-Sat. 9-4, Sun. 1-4:30. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.