Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area To Present 36th Season Of "Liberty!"

Friday, July 4, 2014

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area will present the 36th season of “Liberty!,” the official outdoor drama of the State of Tennessee, on July 10.

Sycamore Shoals will hold the outdoor drama at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays through July 26 at the Fort Watauga Amphitheater.

A cast of local performers will portray the significant history of Sycamore Shoals during the late 18th century. Theatrical lighting, professional sound a host of unexpected effects immerse the audience in the lifestyle of the late 18th century.

Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 55 and over and $5 for children ages six through seven. Ages five and under are admitted free. Veterans night is Thursday, July 17 when veterans and one guest are admitted for free.

Sycamore Shoals became a state park in 1976. The park’s visitor center features interpretive exhibits highlighting the history of this time, an Eastern National bookstore and gift shop and park information. Located behind the visitor center is a reconstruction of the 18th century Fort Watauga, now the site of educational programs and musters presented by the Washington County Regiment of North Carolina Militia. The park’s two-mile Mountain River Trail is located on the south bank of the Watauga River. The trail features interpretive signs detailing the historical events of the area.

For more information, contact 423 543-5808 or visit www.tnstateparks.com/parks/about/sycamore-shoals/ and www.sycamoreshoalstn.org.


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