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Dates: 1/2/2018 - 12/31/2018
City / State: Vonore, TN
Event Name: Ft Loudoun State Historic Area
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 108566 2018/Y2009
Distance - Trail Ratings: 10 / 5 km - 3C
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.
Amenities: Strollers: NO | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Boardwalks, Points of Reference
Start Times:
Location: Ft Loudoun State Historic Area Visitor's Center
Start Point / Driving Directions: 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.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Museum is open M-Sat 8am-4:30pm daily, closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Host Club: East Tennessee Wanderers
Contact: Linda Nelson (865) 617-9945
Website: www.easttennesseewanderers.org
E-Mail Contact: President@Easttennesseewanderers.org