Marble Springs State Historic Site To Host John Sevier Days Living History Weekend

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Marble Springs State Historic Site will host a weekend of Living History in celebration of the life and times of the first governor of Tennessee, John Sevier, in commemoration of his 271st birthday. 

John Sevier Days Living History Weekend will take place Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 18, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

"You can expect to enjoy 18th century demonstrations such as open-hearth cooking, spinning and weaving, blacksmithing, weapons demonstrations that will showcase period-appropriate firearms, 18th century style militia drills, regional craft demonstrations, historic lecture, hands on archaeology activities, and more.  Food, drinks, and special treats will be available. Details are subject to change.

"Please join us with your family and friends and enjoy this early autumn event to kick off a memorable fall season at Marble Springs," officials said.

Admission for Sevier Days is $5 per adult (16 and over); $3 per child (ages seven-15); children six and under free.  Parking is free. All proceeds benefit the mission of preservation and education of the Marble Springs State Historic Site.

For more information call 865-573-5508 or email

All activities will take place at the Marble Springs State Historic Site, 1220 West Governor John Sevier Hwy. in Knoxville.

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