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2019 Spring Fort Loudoun Garrison Weekend

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Join us for the Spring Fort Loudoun Garrison Weekend on May 17-18, 2019 at the Fort Loudoun State Historic Park in Vonore, Tennessee. Fort Loudoun Garrison Weekend is a free, family-friendly, living history event that features the daily lives of the men, women and children of Fort Loudoun.

View an 18th century infirmary, the soldier’s barracks, the commander’s quarters, blacksmith shop and a Cherokee encampment. Musket and artillery firing demonstrations will take place throughout the day.

Spring Fort Loudoun Garrison Weekend

Saturday Garrison Schedule
10:00 a.m. Raising of Colors
12:00 Noon Gun
5:00 p.m. Lowering of Colors

Sunday Garrison Schedule
10:00 a.m. Raising of Colors
10:30 a.m. Divinie Services
12:00 Noon Gun
2:00 p.m. Lowering of Colors

Location
Fort Loudoun State Park
338 Fort Loudoun Road
Vonore, TN 37885

For More Information
Park Office/Registration: Call 423-420-2331; Email hobart.akin@tn.gov

About Fort Loudoun

Fort Loudoun is one of the earliest British fortifications on the western frontier, built in 1756. 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.

Spring Fort Loudoun Garrison Weekend

Mark your calendar today so you won’t miss the next Spring Fort Loudoun Garrison Weekend at Fort Loudoun State Park in Vonore, Tennessee.

Tags: Spring Fort Loudoun Garrison Weekend, Fort Loudoun Garrison Weekend, French & Indian War Encampment, French & Indian War Reenactment

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