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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

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This is a great state park. They have a well stocked bookshop and very helpful folk who work... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
piperfromtn
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Elizabethton, Tennessee
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This park has a reconstructed fort which is intriguing. One can learn very much about the history... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Barbara S
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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 1 week ago

This is a great state park. They have a well stocked bookshop and very helpful folk who work there. A very picturesque walking trail is available, which meanders beside a river that many local people use for exercise. Also, during summers they have outdoor performances...More

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Tennessee S, Owner at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Glad you enjoy the gift shop. Thank you for sharing many of the great features of our park. We appreciate your review and look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park has a reconstructed fort which is intriguing. One can learn very much about the history of the United States as well as TN.

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This park has one of the nicest walking trails in the area. It is by the river and very peaceful. They have picnic tables to enjoy also.

Thank 782shelias
Reviewed 24 September 2018

League of the South announced plans to hold a demonstration on Sept. 29 in protest of the destruction of a Confederate monument in North Carolina. The League, labelled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center for its white supremacist views. I've called the...More

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Tennessee S, Owner at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Tennessee State Parks has a constitutional obligation to act in accordance with the law and to make public forums available to all individuals or groups, regardless of their beliefs, as long as the individuals and groups follow the law and park policies while visiting. If...More

Reviewed 7 September 2018 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.More

Thank Steven B
Tennessee S, Owner at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

We are glad you enjoyed your time on the trails. Our Visitors Center is open Monday through Saturday from 9 am until 4 pm (with the exception of September 29th) and Sunday from 1 pm until 4:30 pm.Thanks for the review and we hope to...More

Reviewed 27 July 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 6 August 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 14 July 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 26 July 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 11 June 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 21 May 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 19 May 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 4 June 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!

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