Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area
About Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area
A short drive from Johnson City places you in the first permanent settlement outside the 13 colonies. Sycamore Shoals served as the muster point for the Overmountain Men on their way to the Battle of King’s Mountain. Visit the reconstruction of Fort Watauga, peruse the museum and enjoy a year-round interpretive program. An outdoor drama, "Liberty—The Saga of Sycamore Shoals," is offered in mid-July.