Bicentennial Living History Events
Come experience what life was like 200 years ago while being part of the historic Bicentennial events at Horseshoe Bend National Military Park. Over eighty demonstrators will have camps set up showing what life was like for Creek Indians, Cherokee Indians, the Tennessee Militia and the US Infantry. There will be Creek Stomp Dances, cannon firing demonstrations and black powder musket firing demonstration throughout both days. A special activity booklet will be available for children ages 5-12 to complete and earn a special edition Bicentennial patch. All events are free to the public and there will be food available for purchase on site.
Friday evening at 7PM the play Tecumseh at Tuckabatchee will be performed behind the park's visitor center. It is an engaging full-scale theatrical production that takes audiences back in time to Tecumseh's 1811 arrival and speech at Tuckabatchee, as well as offers rare glimpses into the unique culture, traditions and dances of the Muscogee. Tickets are free, but required.
School groups should contact Heather Tassin at the park at 256-234-7111 to sign up by March 14th.
Tickets are required to attend the play Tecumseh at Tuckabatchee and will be available March 1st. Tickets can be picked up in the park's visitor center between 9AM and 4:30PM any day of the week.
Did You Know?
The Red Sticks constructed an eight foot tall barricade consisting of four to five large pine logs stacked one on top of another. This barricade stretched 400 yards across the neck of the horseshoe bend in the Tallapoosa River. More...