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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

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We got there late so we just took a walk along the river. Very beautiful and peaceful. Lovely place... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steven B
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Loved the butterfly garden!

We got in a lot of easy steps and took beautiful photos at this lovely park! Very peaceful and... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2018
TravelDiva001
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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This park is a great balance between the brief but ever-so important history of Sycamore Shoals and great hiking. There are points along the trail to help hikers understand what occurred at Sycamore Shoals and why it was so important. This park also...more
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1651 W Elk Ave, Elizabethton, TN 37643-3775
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+1 423-543-5808
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got there late so we just took a walk along the river. Very beautiful and peaceful. Lovely place wonderful gardens. Can’t wait to visit the visitors center.

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Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

We got in a lot of easy steps and took beautiful photos at this lovely park! Very peaceful and clean. Loved the colorful flowers covered in butterflies! The ladies at the front desk near the gift shop were kind and informative. Invited us to stay...More

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Tennessee S, Owner at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Thank you for your kind words about our terrific staff and the cleanliness of our park. We will make sure to pass your comments along. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed July 14, 2018

We traveled over 200 miles to attend the outdoor drama, Freedom! The Saga of Sycamore Shoals. It was well worth the travel! It was fantastic, with a cast of at least 100 people, attention to historic detail and great special effects. We highly recommend it....More

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Tennessee S, Owner at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2018

Thanks for sharing your review of our production! The work of many goes into making it such a special event at our park. We hope you will return again in the coming years.

Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Great place to take a stroll with your dog. Very clean and nice pathways that are shaded to get out of hot sun.

Thank Millie B
Reviewed May 21, 2018

Truly enjoyable to see the historic recreations. Very educational. I saw the Sons of Liberty as they performed Patriotic favorites.

Thank Maynard W
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in to look at the fort. Had no idea there was a reanactment going on and we arrived just as it started. Perfect timing! Happy to see the efforts of those who worked putting together this event for the public.

Thank DKPuck
Tennessee S, Owner at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2018

This is great news! We're excited you were able to see a reenactment. We work hard to provide historical interpretive programming. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous fort, educational bliss, & artistic achievement. While, I always emotionally suffer for the Native Americans, this was a victory for the frontiersmen; the setting & history is the makings of real movie thrills.

Thank PeachTea18
Reviewed April 10, 2018

Quaint facilities and very helpful folks at the desk. The gift shop has some nice glass items. The walks surrounding the fort and river are very nice. Great for bird watching.

Thank pfcameron
Tennessee S, Owner at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2018

Thanks for sharing what you enjoyed about your day at Sycamore Shoals! We hope to see you soon.

Reviewed March 3, 2018

We went to the Celtic Fest. Great music, dancing, crafts, jousting, jewelry, and much more. We had a great time!

Thank Nancy L
Tennessee S, Owner at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2018

We are glad you enjoyed the Celtic Fest at Sycamore Shoals! Come back and visit us again soon.

Reviewed January 4, 2018

A great place for children to visit and learn of the early history of the area. The museum the fully of interesting things. The fort is fun to visit. The drama in July is a must to see the reenactment of the settlement.

Thank Norine A
Tennessee S, Owner at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2018

Sycamore Shoals truly is a great place to step back in time! We appreciate you recommending our museum and upcoming reenactment in July. Hope to see you there!

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