Sycamore Shoals State Park

Elizabethton, Tennessee

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About the Park

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park protects the land that was the location of several important historic events that occurred in the late 18th century.  Leaving the English colonies, settlers began arriving along the Watauga Old Fields, in search of a new life on what was Cherokee land. John Carter, one of the primary political, military and business leaders of this era, and his son Landon, built a home, the Carter Mansion, three miles from Sycamore Shoals. This structure is the oldest standing frame house in Tennessee, dating back to the mid to late 1770s.

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Sycamore Shoals State Park

Park Office / Visitor Center

1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643
423-543-5808

Monday through Saturday from 9 am til 4 pm and Sunday from 1 pm – 4:30 pm

Visitor Center

36.344, -82.2529