Sycamore Shoals State Park Upcoming Events

Published 8:45 am Wednesday, November 30, 2022

November 20 – December 4
Watauga Valley Art League — Winterfest Art Show — Visitor Center operating hours. Meet at the park visitor center. Kick off the holidays at Sycamore Shoals! The Watauga Valley Art League Winterfest exhibition and sale is a great opportunity for holiday shopping! Artwork from the Watauga Valley Art League will remain on display during regular park hours through December 4.
December 2
Christmas at the Carter Mansion — 6 p.m – 7 p.m., 6:40 p.m. – 7:40 p.m., 7 p.m. – 8 p.m., 7:20 p.m. – 8:20 p.m., 7:40 p.m. – 8:40 p.m.,  8 p.m. – 9 p.m.,  8:20 p.m. – 9:20 p.m. Meet at the historic John & Landon Carter Mansion 1031 Broad Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Price is $12. Register for the event. Spend a candlelit Christmas evening in Tennessee’s oldest frame-house decorated, as it would have been in 1780, with beautiful greenery for the holiday season. Step back in time as you join the Carter family, friends, and neighbors and enjoy learning about the Christmas customs and traditions of our colonial ancestors.
*Please note, the Carter Mansion is only accessible by stairs.
December 3
Carter Mansion Guided Tour — 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Meet at the historic John and Landon Carter Mansion, 1031 Broad St., Elizabethton. Price: 6 and under is free, $5/ages 7 to 17 years, $9/adult. Register for the event. Join Interpreter Slade Nakoff for a tour of Tennessee’s oldest frame house! Discover the secrets of this elegant frontier home and learn the history of the family who built it between 1775 and 1780.
Accessibility to the home includes steps and an interior staircase. Tour may be subject to cancelation in the event of severely inclement weather.
December 3
Christmas at the Carter Mansion. — 6 p.m – 7 p.m., 6:20 p.m. – 7:20 p.m.,  6:40 p.m. – 7:40 p.m., 7 p.m. – 8 p.m., 7:20 p.m. – 8:20 p.m., 7:40 p.m. – 8:40 p.m.,  8 p.m. – 9 p.m.,  8:20 p.m. – 9:20 p.m. Meet at the historic John & Landon Carter Mansion, 1031 Broad St., Elizabethton. Price is $12. Register for the event. Spend a candlelit Christmas evening in Tennessee’s oldest frame-house decorated, as it would have been in 1780, with beautiful greenery for the holiday season. Step back in time as you join the Carter family, friends, and neighbors and enjoy learning about the Christmas customs and traditions of our colonial ancestors.
*Please note, the Carter Mansion is only accessible by stairs.
December 9
Christmas Reindeer Sewing Class — 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Register for the event. Looking for an adorable craft item to sew for the holiday season? Seamstress and sewing instructor, Donna Horowitz, will help you create this stuffed reindeer decoration to add holiday cheer! Cost: $20 (includes pattern/instructions, stuffing, felt, and eyes). Student provides fabric, thread and buttons for legs, a sewing machine, basic sewing tools and your lunch.
Pre-registration required. Call the park at 423-543-5808. Min: 3  Max: 8
December 10
Overmountain Christmas Open House — 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Meet at the Park Visitor Center. Please join us at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park for a festive time of Period Carolers, Christmas Stories, the Watauga Valley Art League’s Annual Winterfest Art Show and more. There will be a special activity/project the whole family can participate in making and may be making an appearance. Come do some Christmas shopping in our new Gift Shop. Don’t miss out on getting some unique items you can’t find anywhere else! We look forward to seeing you!
December 11
Carter Mansion Guided Tour– 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Meet at the historic John and Landon Carter Mansion, 1031 Broad St., Elizabethton. Price is 6 and under free, ages 7 to 17 years $5, adult/$9. Register for the event. Join Interpreter Slade Nakoff for a tour of Tennessee’s oldest frame house! Discover the secrets of this elegant frontier home and learn the history of the family who built it between 1775 and 1780.
The John and Landon Carter Mansion is located at 1031 Broad St., Elizabethton, TN 37643
Accessibility to the home includes steps and an interior staircase. Tour may be subject to cancelation in the event of severely inclement weather.

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