Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park

Governor Haslam has issued a burn ban that prohibits campfires and burning of brush, vegetation, trash and building materials. A violation of a burn ban is punishable as a Class A misdemeanor, which carries a fine of $2,500 and/or up to 11 months, 29 days in jail. Tennessee State Parks desires that all visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience. Please adhere to the burn ban for the safety of yourself, other visitors, and the natural resources we preserve. Some parks have issued burn bans or trail closures above and beyond the Governor's ban. Contact the park directly if you have questions about allowable activities.

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Tour the York Home

Professional park guides offer daily tours of the York home. Tours begin at 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM CT. The 45 minute tour focuses on the York home, where York, the World War 1 hero and his wife, Gracie, raised their children after the conclusion of World War 1. Cost is $3 for persons 13 years old and up, free for 12 years old and younger. The tour departs and concludes at the park visitors center.

Tours are provided rain or shine with no refunds unless the park cancels the tour. Tours are offered from Saturday, April 2, 2016 through Sunday, November 13, 2016. 

Park visitors may also visit the grounds free of charge which include the home's outbuildings, a grist mill and a reproduction of a World War 1 trench. In addition, visitors can partake of a free driving tour of the area and see the York Bible School and the final resting place of Sergeant York and his wife.


The Wolf River offers bank fishing for bass, catfish and bream and is stocked with trout. A trout stamp is required.


York Grave-site — 0.6 Miles — Natural — Moderate