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Lanterns & Legends of 1780: Overmountain Militia Muster Candlelight Tours
September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lanterns & Legends of 1780:
Overmountain Militia Muster Candlelight Tours
Saturday, September 25 7:00, 7:15, 7:30, 7:45, 8:00, 8:15, & 8:30 PM
Admission – Adults – $9.00; Ages 17 & under – $5.00
Max: 15 per tour
Pre-registration required – www.tnstateparks.com/parks/events/sycamore-shoals
The year is 1780 and America’s War for Independence is in its 5 th year. British Major Patrick Ferguson has
threatened to destroy the frontier settlements. In response, the Overmountain Men have gathered at Sycamore
Shoals and are forming a frontier army to search out Ferguson and his loyalist force. Experience the sights,
sounds, and emotions of the 18 th century as you are guided through the historic encampment by lantern light.
Meet legendary figures such as Col. John Sevier, Mary Patton, Rev. Samuel Doak, and others as they tell the
dramatic story of this historic gathering which led to one of the most decisive victories of the Revolution!
Program begins at the park visitor center. Each tour lasts approximately 1 hour.