SN: 115991 - 2020 / Y2009

Enjoy natural trails with a tour through a British fort and the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum operated by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

what is the event

Ft Loudoun State Historic Area

Year Round Walk

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Get a feel for what it was like in a British fort in 1756
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Pleasant views
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Natural trails
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Indian Burial Mound on Sequoyah Birthplace Museum grounds
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where is the event

Vonore, Tennessee

The address/location for the physical start box (PSB) is as follows:

Ft Loudoun State Historic Area Visitor's Center

WARNING: The map pin is for reference only and may not accurately indicate the start box location or the event start.

when is the event

From Thu, Jan 2nd, 2020 to Dec 31st, 2020

reasons to do the event

Special programs

Mayflower - 400th Anniversary Walk

Walking the USA A - Z

Long description

Enjoy a walk on the Fort Loudoun trail system with views of the Tennessee River. Travel back in time by visiting Fort Loudoun, a British fort from the French and Indian War era (1756-1760) reconstructed where it originally stood. Walk during a Garrison Weekend and experience living history re-enactors in costume at the fort. The 10 km walkers travel to the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum. Sequoyah (1776-1843) was a father, soldier, silversmith, statesman, and creator of the Cherokee writing system. The museum is operated by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and the nominal admission fee goes toward the mission of promoting the understanding and appreciation of the history and culture of the Cherokee Indians in Eastern Tennessee, particularly the life and contributions of Sequoyah. Walk along the shores of Tellico Lake to enjoy this park dedicated to preserving the history of Ft Loudoun and its role in the French and Indian War. Built in 1756, it is one of the earliest British fortifications on the western frontier.

conditions for the event

Distance: 5, 10k, Rating: 3C

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: Yes

Strollers: NO

Wheelchairs: NO

Comments

Museum is open M-Sat 8am-4:30pm daily, closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Awards and fees: IVV Credit Only

how to get to the event

Driving to the start box

338 Ft Loudoun Rd, 37885 (423)884-6217. FROM N, E & W: I-81/I-40, Exit 376 (I-140) to Maryville/Alcoa. Exit 11a (Hwy 129 S) merge with traffic. After passing airport, stay RIGHT at split, following Hwy 129 passing Foothills Mall until Hwy 129 merges with Hwy 411 S. Stay on Hwy 411 S approx 17 miles to Hwy 360 S and traffic light. Turn LEFT on Hwy 360 S, less than 1 mile, cross bridge, take next LEFT to State Historic Area. FROM S: I-75 to Exit 72 (Hwy 72 E), Hwy 411 N. Turn LEFT to Hwy 360 S and traffic light. Turn RIGHT to Hwy 360, less than 1 mile, cross bridge, next LEFT to State Historic Area. Walk Box/Start Point at VC/Museum. Park Hours: 8am-Sunset. VCenter hours: 8am-4:30pm daily except Christmas Day when Park is closed.

event sponsor

East Tennessee Wanderers

Event website: www.easttennesseewanderers.org

point of contact

Click inside the box to send an email to the POC.