Entries by Gretchen Cope

Railroad Day at Natural Tunnel State Park

          The fourth annual Railroad Day will be Saturday, July 16 from 10am – 3pm. The Tunnel will be open and lit for guests to walk through. Interpreters will also be available to talk about the geology and formation of the natural tunnel. Not only will all of that be taking […]

America’s Frontier History Expedition

Between 1775 and 1795 an estimated 250,000-300,000 people of varying backgrounds, cultures, and social classes made the dangerous journey along the Wilderness Road in the first steps of westward expansion. The Boone Society will be recreating this journey with a handful of riders on horseback. They will begin at Sycamore Shoals State Park in Elizabethton, […]

Coming up next weekend!

The Frontier Muster and Trade Faire will be held on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 at the Wilderness Road Blockhouse at Natural Tunnel State Park. Event times are 10-6 on Saturday and 11-3 on Sunday. Demonstrations will include campfire cooking, flax processing, candle making, soap making, Native camps, 18th Century music and games, […]

Trail Talk: Music on the Frontier

Join Ron Short at the Wilderness Road Blockhouse Visitor Center at Natural Tunnel State Park from 10am to 12pm on Saturday, March 12. This is a free program and is open to all ages. The Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association will host a Trail Talk every month through June. Watch the website and facebook page […]

Trail Talk: 18th Century Weaponry – FREE PROGRAM

This Saturday, February 27 from 10am-12pm at the Blockhouse Visitor Center at Natural Tunnel State Park Corey Gardner will be presenting a program on the weapons used by both settlers and Native Americans in the 1700s. Several examples of firearms and other weapons with be available as well as a brief discussion and history of […]

Frontier Muster and Trade Faire

The FrontierMuster and Trade Faire is just around the corner! Drop by the Blockhouse on Saturday, March 30and Sunday, April 1 for a glimpse into what life was like on the Frontier in the late 18th Century. This is a free program although parking fees will apply. Stay tuned for updates.