Sycamore Shoals State Park Upcoming Events – Leave in Ready to Place
Published 10:10 am Tuesday, December 13, 2022
“First Footing” at the Historical Carter Mansion — 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Meet at Historic John and Landon Carter Mansion 1031 Broad St., Elizabethton, TN 37643.
Price: $0/Free, $5/Attendee +Donation ($5), $10/Attendee + Donation ($10), $20/Attendee+Donation ($20). Register for Event. Join Park Staff for a New Year’s Day visit to the oldest frame house in Tennessee. Built circa 1775, the historic Carter Mansion boasts architectural details which are quite elaborate when compared to most homes on the frontier. Enjoy the beauty of this site and learn about 18th century New Year and 12th Night traditions and superstitions such as first footing, queen’s cake, and the kissing bough.
The walking tour is very easy however there are several stairs to manage during the house tour.