History at Home events at Sycamore Shoals Park include tours of Carter Mansion and Sabine Hill

Published 3:20 pm Thursday, June 27, 2024

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Several events have been scheduled for early July at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area.

Among them are guided tours of the historic Carter Mansion on Broad Street and Sabine Hill, West G St.

The Carter Mansion is Tennessee’s oldest frame house, which was built by the Carter family between 1775 and 1780.

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Tours are scheduled Tuesday through Saturday, July 2-3, 5-6, 16-20 at 10 a.m. and Tuesday through Saturday, July 9-13, 23-27 at 1 p.m. There is a cost of $10 for seniors, 65 and up; veterans and active duty, $8; ages 7 and under, $5.

Sabine Hill is the stately home built by Mary Patton Taylor, widow of Brigadier Gen. Nathaniel Taylor. The site has been described as one of the finest examples of Federal architecture in Tennessee. During the tour, visitors 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.

Accessibility to both Sabine Hill and the Carter Mansion include steps and an interior staircase.

The cost is the same as that of the Carter Mansion tour.

– Tunes of the Time will be held Saturday, July 6, at 2 p.m. and Monday, July 8, at 2 p.m. Cost is $6. Life on the 18th century frontier could be harsh and unpredictable. Many early settlers turned to music as a source of joy and entertainment. Join our museum curator Chad Bogart in the “Gathering Place” of the park Visitor Center for a glimpse into the musical heritage of the colonial frontier. See how music was a part of the everyday lives of colonial Americans and how the melting pot of early America influenced the songs and tunes we still enjoy today.

– Walking in Frontier Footsteps, Saturday, July 6, and Monday, July 15, at 10 a.m. Cost is $6, with children, six and under, admitted free. Join Museum Curator Chad Bogart for a special guided interpretive walk through the grounds of Sycamore Shoals and along portions of the walking path. Discover the historical events that took place at Sycamore Shoals and their significance in the formation of our State and Country. Dress appropriately for the weather as a casual stroll will be taken on the walking path and through the park grounds. Portions of the walk will include ground that may not be flat or solid for people with mobility challenges. Visitors will meet in the picnic area adjacent to the Visitors Center for the approximately 90 minute program.