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Event Details

  • Every Sunday Weekly from 06/15/2014 to 08/03/2014

    Location: Cades Cove Visitor Center/Cable Mill area halfway around the Cades Cove Loop Road | Map Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Fee Information: Free

Attention Junior Rangers! The American Civil War needs young folks to enlist for the union or confederacy. As a recruit you will learn about the life of a soldier. Join a park ranger as we find out how the Civil War affected small communities such as Cades Cove. Accessible to persons using wheelchairs. 

Due to slow moving traffic it may take over an hour to drive the six miles from the start of Cades Cove Loop Road to programs at the Cades Cove Visitor Center/Cable Mill Historic Area.