Demonstrations at the Frontier Muster and Trade Faire

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The Frontier Muster and Trade Faire will be held at the Wilderness Road Blockhouse at Natural Tunnel State Park on Saturday April 29 from 10-5 and Sunday April 30 from 10-3. Demonstrations will include fire-starting, flax processing, cooking, salt-making, tanning, 18th century games, and much more. And with all the English loyalists running around there is bound to be some confrontation!

Christmas Lighting of the Tunnel at Natural Tunnel State Park

 

Ron Short - Music at the Carter CabinVolunteers from the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association will be at the Carter Cabin on Friday and Saturday nights from now through December 23rd for the 17th Annual Christmas Lighting of the Tunnel Program. We will be at the Carter Cabin from 6-10pm talking about life on the frontier in the late 18th Century, and of course about the cabin itself. Come by and enjoy this festive event in beautiful Natural Tunnel State Park.

For more information click here to view the flyer.

Railroad Day at Natural Tunnel State Park

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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 place, but the Carter Cabin and Blockhouse will also be open during the event! Historical interpreters will be present and talking about the history of the area and life on the frontier during the late 1800’s. There are no extra fees for this event. C’mon out!

America’s Frontier History Expedition

Spirit-of-AmericaBetween 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, TN on May 7th and will end in Lexington, KY on May 30th.

The group will be at the Wilderness Road Blockhouse at Natural Tunnel State Park on May 10th, 11th, and 12th. From 4pm-8pm on the 10th and 11th the Blockhouse will be open to the public and the horseback riders will be demonstrating various frontier skills.

Click to view the press release and flyer.

Campfire Cooking at the Wilderness Road Blockhouse

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Bonnie and her two daughters, Haleigh Rose and Sadie, have teamed up with Jean Hood and will be preparing food for the entire camp this weekend at the Frontier Muster and Trade Faire. Come out to the Blockhouse at Natural Tunnel State Park to learn all you ever wanted to know, and maybe even a little more, about how food was prepared on the frontier.