Sycamore Shoals State Park Upcoming Events
Published 8:12 am Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Transylvania Purchase Celebration – 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Meet at the Visitor Center. Join park staff at Sycamore Shoals State Park for various demonstrations of trade goods, tools, and currency to celebrate the 248th anniversary of the Transylvania Purchase.
Tennessee Tree Day 2023 – 9 a.m. – noon. Register for the event. This year Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park has partnered with the Tennessee Environmental Council to participate in the 2023 Tennessee Tree Day. There will be 40 trees of various species to choose from, one tree per person, while trees last. However, participants can go to the link above and reserve their own trees for this year. Pick up times are listed above. For further information please call the park visitor center at 423-543-5808.
Vegetable Gardening with Ben Hunter – 9 a.m. – noon. Meet at the Gathering Place in the Visitors Center. The second session in our gardening seminar series will focus on vegetable gardening. Master Gardener,Ben Hunter will be joining us to share his experiences and techniques for growing the garden of your dreams.
Watauga Valley Art League Meeting with Guest Speaker – 1:30 p.m. Meet at the Park Visitor Center. All are welcome to join our area artists for their monthly meeting, highlighted by an art related presentation. This month the presenter will be Jerry’s Artarama.
First Day of Spring Hike – 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Meet at the picnic area beside the Visitor Center. Price is $0/attendee, $5/attendee + $5 donation, $10/attendee + $10 donation, $15/attendee + $15 donation, $20/attendee + $20 donation. Register for the event. Join Park Ranger Cory Franklin on the first day of spring hike! This guided hike will feature outstanding trees and a guided walk along the Watauga River. Learn how to recognize a tree with or without leaves, how our ancestors used the trees, and other unique facts. If you want to learn something new or enjoy an easy hike, the first day of spring hike has something for everyone.
Carter Mansion Guided Tour – 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Meet at Historic John and Landon Carter Mansion, 1301 Broad St., Elizabethton, TN 37643. Price: 6 and under is free, $5 ages 7 to 17, $9 for adults. Join Park Ranger Cory Franklin 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.
Sabine Hill Guided Tour – 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Meet at Sabine Hill Historic Site. Price: 6 and under is free, $5 ages 7 to 17, $9 for adults. Join Park Ranger Cory Franklin for a guided tour of this stately home built by Mary Patton Taylor, widow of Brigadier General Nathaniel Taylor. The site has been described as one of the finest examples of Federal architecture in the State of Tennessee. During your tour you will have the opportunity to take in the colorful and architecturally detailed interior while learning about the influential Taylor family who called Sabine Hill home in the early 19th century.
Sabine Hill is located at 2328 West G St., Elizabethton, TN 37643
Please note, only portable toilet facilities are available at this time. Accessibility to the home includes steps and an interior staircase. Tour may be subject to cancelation in the event of severely inclement weather.
Old Time Music Jam – Led by Art Lang – 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Meet at the Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park Visitor Center. Enjoy the rich musical traditions of our region each month led by Art Lang. Old-time musicians of all levels are welcome. Don’t play an instrument? Come on over, kick back, and enjoy the tunes!