Rocky Mount State Historic Site
This outdoor/indoor museum features an 18th century farmhouse and demonstrations of old timey ways of living. It's well worth a visit.
First person living museum showcasing the Territory South of the River Ohio in 1791. This was ~ 5 years prior to the Territory becoming the 16th state - the State of Tennessee This is a State Museum and very well run! 8.9 miles
Rocky Mount Museum and Living History Farm is a fun place for a day activity - state of the art regional museum and working farm. Fun for the family! Pack a picnic lunch.
“Downtown Elizabethton, pizza. I think they host live music too. www.jiggyrays.com”
“Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park protects the land that was the location of several important historical 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 and dates back to the mid to late 1770s.”
“Local Appalachian trail, where you can explore Watauga Lake. Adjacent to the Wilbur Wildlife Observation Area”
Point of Interest
“Animal habitats including wolves. They will howl as it starts to get dark. Barge rides. It is a truly special place.”