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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. Additional special events are offered monthly; phone for information.

Picnicking is permitted.

Free. Admission to “Liberty: The Saga of Sycamore Shoals” $12; $10 (ages 55+); $5 (ages 6-17).
Grounds daily dawn-dusk. Visitor center and museum Tues.-Sat. 9-4, Sun. 1-4:30. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Allow 1 hour minimum.
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