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Death Comes to Sabine Hill

October 28 - October 30

Death Comes to Sabine Hill

October 28 th – 30 th

Registration required – www.tnstateparks.com/parks/events/sycamore-shoals

Visit Sabine Hill State Historic Site and learn about funeral customs, superstitions, mourning attire, professions,

funeral food, and other traditions of death & mourning in Early America.

Death Comes to Sabine Hill – Twilight Tours & Wake
Fri. & Sat. October 28th & 29th – 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, & 8:30pm
Admission: $12:00
15 per tour
Take a special after-hours tour of the historic Taylor House. Pay your respects to the deceased at the wake and
meet historically dressed interpreters throughout the house and grounds as they demonstrate the customs and
professions associated with death, mourning & funerals in Early America. These tours deal with subject matter
that may be too sensitive for younger visitors. Parental discretion is advised.
Death Comes to Sabine Hill – Daytime Visitation
Saturday, October 29th – 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, & 2:00pm
Admission: $10:00 / 12 & under – $5:00
30 per time slot.
Demonstrations on the grounds will include a coffin maker, grave digger, sexton, professional mourner, burial
society, & resurrectionist. Also, take a self-guided tour of the historic Taylor House as each room will be
displayed with various death & mourning customs in Early America.
Death Comes to Sabine Hill – Early American Funeral
Sunday, October 30th – 2:00pm
Free Admission
The event culminates at Sycamore Shoals State Park as we re-create an Early American funeral service. Join the
mourners in the funeral procession and attend the burial of the dearly departed.


October 28
October 30
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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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