Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park plans October events

Published 5:23 pm Tuesday, October 5, 2021

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park begins its October activities on Thursday,  Oct. 7, with a guided tour around the historic areas of the park.

Ranger Cory Franklin will take visitors through the grounds of Sycamore Shoals while describing the significance of certain areas and their importance in the formation of the state of Tennessee and the United States.

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“Ranger Franklin will be explaining events that have happened on the ground that those participating are walking, and will also answer any questions that anyone has pertaining to the tour. The tour lasts around an hour and it is a great thing to take part in if you want to learn more about the park,” said a representative of the State Park

The tour is from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday band admission is $5 per person, while children 6 and under are free.

The park will host a genealogy workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 12.  The workshop is designed to help people get started with family research, becoming familiar with their genealogy while helping them find determine if they are related to any of the first settlers.

The workshop fee is $5 per person and participation is limited to 10 people. Anyone interested in taking part must register for the event at

Those interested in learning more or finding about the various other events this month can visit the website listed above or call at (423) 543-5808.