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Ranger-led tours offered at Sycamore Shoals in May

John Thompson • Apr 23, 2019 at 7:43 PM

ELIZABETHTON — Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park will be offering several ranger-led tours during the month of May.

Two of the events will take place on May 1. The first will be a tour of the Carter Mansion at 1031 Broad St. at 11 a.m.

The tour of Tennessee’s oldest frame house will be led by Ranger Jason Davis. He will show some of the secrets of this elegant frontier home. Davis will also discuss the history of the Carter Family, who built the house between 1775 and 1780. The tour will be given in 18th century period clothing.

The cost of the tour is $7 for adults, $3 for students 7 through 17. Children 6 and under will be admitted free.

Pre-registration is required by going to www.tnstateparks.com/parks/sycamore-shoals and choosing “upcoming events” on the left. Cash payments must be made at the park office during regular operating hours prior to the April 30 registration cut-off date.

The second event on May 1 is a tomahawk throwing workshop led by Davis from 2-3 p.m. Topics will include proper technique and release, as well as versatile applications of tomahawk use in the outdoors. No children younger than 12. Parents who wish to be present but not participate do not need to register. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Bring your own gloves and water, all other supplies will be provided.

The cost is $5. Pre-registration is required at www.tnstateparks.com/parks/sycamore-shoals. Choose “Upcoming Events.” Cash payments must be made at the park office during regular operating hours prior to the April 30 registration cut-off date.

Two other events will take place on Wednesday, May 22. The first event is a tour of the Sabine Hill House at 11 a.m. Join Ranger Corbin Hayslett for a tour of Tennessee's most remarkable example of Federalist architecture, located at 2328 W. G St. The home of the Taylor family, Sabine Hill is a unique and beautiful home that documents the period of East Tennessee in transition from the frontier.

The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for students, ages 7 through 17. Children 6 and under are admitted free. 

Pre-registration required. Go to: www.tnstateparks.com/parks/sycamore-shoals. Pre-registration is required at www.tnstateparks.com/parks/sycamore-shoals. Choose “Upcoming Events.” Cash payments must be made at the park office during regular operating hours prior to the May 21 registration cut-off date.

The second event on May 22 is “Frontier Fiddlin’ ” from 2-3 p.m.

The program features melodies with roots in Europe and Appalachia ring through the halls of Sabine Hill. Meet Hayslett to learn about the musical melting-pot that was the Tennessee frontier and how people from around the world shared culture through song.

The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for students ages 7 to 17. Children 6 and under are admitted free.

 Pre-registration is required at www.tnstateparks.com/parks/sycamore-shoals. Choose “Upcoming Events.” Cash payments must be made at the park office during regular operating hours prior to the May 21 registration cut-off date.

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