The Natural Tunnel State Park.
This re-enactment, held at the Blockhouse within the park, represents the westward travel of over 300,000 settlers along the Wilderness Road during the time period of 1775.
The Blockhouse represents life on the frontier
Nothing helps you get a real feeling of the times like first-hand experiences. The event comes to life with period correct dress and weapons. You will also have time to try sample foods and try your hand at breaking flax.
The schedule includes:
· 10 a.m. Sons of American Revolution Ceremony
· 11 a.m. Cherokee Language workshop in the Blockhouse VC
· 12:30 p.m. Tories and Patriots skirmish
· 1 p.m. Native American Cooking
· 2 p.m. African American Slave talk in the Blockhouse VC
· 3 p.m. Atta kul kulla Cherokee Peace Chief talk
· 4 p.m. Public Auction
· 5 p.m. Cherokee Dance
· 7 p.m. Campfire/storytelling/dancing
· 11 a.m. Frontier Worship Service
· 12:30 p.m. Sunday Social
· 1:30 p.m. Trial
Food is always better over an open fire
Combing seed pods out of flax
Admission to the event is free both days (usual parking fee applies on Saturday). This event is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information about this event, please contact the park office at (276) 940-2674. Reservations for online.