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2018 Fort Loudoun Colonial Trades Garrison

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Join us at the Fort Loudoun Colonial Trades Garrison on March 24-25, 2018 at Fort Loudon State Park in Vonore, Tennessee. Come learn about colonial trades during our Fort Loudoun Colonial Trades Garrison weekend. We will have demonstrations on 18th century laundry, dyeing, blacksmithing, tinsmithing, 18th century paint making, wood working and many more. The British soldiers will be doing artillery and musket drills throughout the day. This event is free.

Admission: Free

Hours:
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location
Fort Loudon State Park
338 Fort Loudoun Road
Vonore, TN 37885
Phone: 423-884-6217

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Park Office/Registration
Phone: 423-884-6217
Email: hobart.akin@tn.gov

About Fort Loudoun
Fort Loudoun is one of the earliest British fortifications on the western frontier, built in 1756. Located in the valley of the Little Tennessee River, near the Appalachian Mountains, Fort Loudoun State Historic Area provides a glimpse of life during the time of the French and Indian War (1754-1763). The future of the North American continent was in the balance as armies from France, Spain and England fought for control of this land and it’s vast resources. Native Americans were caught up in this struggle as they strove to protect their homes and way of life. Fort Loudoun (1756-1760), in the heart of the Overhill Cherokee country, played a part in that conflict which eventually laid the foundation for our nation we live in today.

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The fort was reconstructed during the Great Depression and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1965. The Fort Loudoun State Historic Park features a visitor center/museum, reconstructed Fort Loudoun, and stabilized ruins of Tellico Blockhouse (1794-1807). Fort Loudoun was constructed by the British Colony of South Carolina to ally the Overhill Cherokee Nation in the fight against the French and to guarantee that trade would continue between the Cherokee and South Carolina.

But relations between South Carolina and the Cherokee Nation broke down and the Cherokee captured Fort Loudoun and its garrison. It is thought that the Cherokees destroyed the fort shortly thereafter. The blockhouse served as a gateway (with passes required) into Cherokee land, a trading post, and a factory to teach new skills to the Cherokees.

Picnic tables, fishing pier, hiking trails and boat dock are available. Boat launching ramps are available off site. The Historic Area hosts many seasonal events, such as Fort Loudoun Garrison Weekends with reenactors, an 18th Century Trade Faire, and student field trips.

Fort Loudoun Colonial Trades Garrison - Fort Loudon State Park
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Fort Loudoun Colonial Trades Garrison in March at historic Fort Loudon State Park in Vonore, Tennessee.

Tags: Fort Loudoun Colonial Trades Garrison, Colonial Trades Garrison, Revolutionary War Reenactment

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