2019 Siege at Fort Watauga
Experience the excitement at the 25th Annual Siege at Fort Watauga on May 19-20, 2018 at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park in Elizabethton, Tennessee. Each year on the 3rd weekend in May, hundreds of Colonial, British, and Native reenactors converge at the re-created Fort Watauga at Sycamore Shoals to relive the days when America’s first frontier was the land beyond the blue ridge. Several Revolutionary War living history units will be in attendance and will make the 18th century come to life during the weekend.
Siege at Ft. Watauga
The Siege at Fort Watauga is a live retelling of the Cherokee attack brought on the settlers of the Watauga valley in the summer of 1776. At Sycamore Shoals, Fort Watauga offered protection to nearly 200 settlers during a two-week siege led by Cherokee War Chief, Old Abram, and 300 warriors. Numerous other individuals also participate in the event portraying many 18th century walks of life including Cherokee Natives, Backcountry Hunters, Farmers, Housewives, African Slaves, Commoners and Gentry.
Immerse yourself in 18th century frontier life as you witness daily aspects of colonial culture. Take advantage of colonial merchants selling period wares in “Sutler’s Row”. See the clash of two cultures as the attack on fort Watauga is recreated both days.
Bring the entire family to the Siege at Fort Watauga and see how your ancestors played a crucial role in our region’s history and in the formation of our nation. Hear the rattle of muskets, smell the campfire smoke, and see the 18th century come to life at the Siege of Ft. Watauga. This event is sponsored by The Washington County Regiment of North Carolina Militia and The Friends of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area.
Siege at Fort Watauga Mini-Gallery
Also during the event take advantage of colonial merchants selling period wares in “Sutler’s Row”. There will be several vendors offering a myriad of 18th century reproduction items for the colonial enthusiast or the primitive decorator.
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
1651 West Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643
For more information:
Call (423) 543-5808; Email Info@FriendsOfSycamoreShoals.org; Facebook Page
This event is sponsored by The Washington County Regiment of North Carolina Militia and Friends of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area.
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Siege at Fort Watauga on the third weekend in May in Elizabethton, Tennessee.
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