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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

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Tracy W wrote a review Nov 2020
Greeneville, Tennessee13 contributions
Frequent reenactments - some free, some with a charge (Liberty). These are always fun and the reenactors are very knowledgeable. The fort is well maintained as well as the trail. Sometimes when the reenactors are there you can go inside the fort buildings and they'll tell you about the life of those who lived there and answer questions about the buildings, life and people of that time. The trail is level with a few areas with some roots, but nothing that should cause a problem. The trail goes near water and has a little exercise area and a wooden swing as well. My favorite time to walk the trail is spring, but it is enjoyable year round. We frequently take visiting family here and they all have a good time.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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LindaM wrote a review Oct 2020
11 contributions1 helpful vote
The park is worth checking out if you're in the area. I wouldn't schedule this attraction as a main event but I did find the small museum interesting and the outside fort buildings a plus. We only walked on a short path with not much to see so I cant comment on the longer ones.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Cami J wrote a review Sep 2020
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We arrived on Sept 12th, just in time to see the end of the SAR reenactment of the Overmountain Men. Having ancestry that goes back to those men made it even more exciting. Great place to learn about the battle that turned the war!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Eddie B wrote a review Jul 2020
Knoxville, Tennessee32 contributions15 helpful votes
Visited Sabine Hill this afternoon and enjoyed a wonderful tour with Laura Ellis. We've tried several times to take a tour but visits are not given every day. This weekend we struck gold with a tour of both Carter Mansion and Sabine Hill (plus a visit to the Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park gift shop for new t-shirts and other assorted souvenirs). Most of the information was new to me except for the 'War of the Roses gubernatorial election between brothers Bob and Alf Taylor. Both served as governor of Tennessee. Bob won the head-to-head contest wearing a red rose during campaigns (Alf wore a white one). The candidates squared off in a fiddling contest after each debate. Great story. Interesting features in the house include faux marble on the walls, lots of beautiful wallpaper, and a fireplace in the children's room (the opposite what is found at Carter Mansion). Very informative narrative on the enslaved at the Sabine Hill Kitcheners rounds out the visit. The tour is about an hour and is a great addition to a visit to Fort Watauga and Carter Mansion.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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JTT_Eats_America wrote a review Jun 2020
Nashville, Tennessee28 contributions
Love the history, the river, and the walking trail. I used to go here all the time just to walk. It's a nice place for that.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Gibson S, Guest Relations Manager at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Responded 1 Jul 2020
Thank you for sharing many of the great features of our park. We appreciate your review and look forward to your next visit!
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