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Christmas at the Carter Mansion

December 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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One event on December 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm


Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park Presents:
Christmas at the Carter Mansion
Friday and Saturday, December 1 and 2 from 6 – 9 pm
The Historic John and Landon Carter Mansion
1031 Broad Street       Elizabethton, Tennessee
Tours by Registration only – A new tour starts every 20 minutes beginning at 6 pm; last tour at 8:40 pm
Adults – $7.00
Ages 7 to 17 – $3.00
Ages 6 and under – Free
Online Registration at:
Are you tired of the hustle and bustle that always accompanies this time of year? If so, step back in time to the 18th century and enjoy a colonial Christmas at the beautiful Carter Mansion. Join Colonel John Carter, the Carter family, and all their friends for a glimpse into simpler time, when Christmas was the grandest celebration of the entire year. In colonial America the Christmas season was celebrated as a month long array of merriment and festivities signaled by caroling, feasting, dances, foxhunts, and the firing of Christmas guns. Christmas on the colonial frontier would have been much different though, with only the simplest of pleasures being offered by the humble backwoods settlers. However, in contrast, the Carters would have displayed an opulence only seen in the finest homes of Williamsburg or Philadelphia.
Spend a candlelit evening in the oldest frame house in Tennessee, decorated with bright greenery for the holidays.  Enjoy music, hot cider, and 18th century interpreters as they transport you to a Colonial American Christmas.  We look forward to your visit for this one-of-a-kind holiday gathering!
For more information please contact:
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park               (423) 543-5808


December 1, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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