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Overmountain Militia Muster Candlelight Tours

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Lanterns & Legends of 1780:
Overmountain Militia Muster Candlelight Tours
Friday, September 20 7:00, 7:15, 7:30, 7:45, 8:00, 8:15, & 8:30 PM
Cost: Adults – $7.00; Ages 7 to 17 years – $5.00; 6 and under free
Max: 25 per tour
Pre-registration required –
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.


September 20
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area


Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area
1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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