Times: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Horseshoe Bend NMP Visitor Center
Summary: Demonstrations and activities focusing attention on the participants of the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.
Details: This annual event recreates frontier life in the year 1814 and seeks to emphasize the importance of the battle in United States history. Saturday's activities will provide visitors with a better understanding of the battle participants and the reasons why the battle took place through a variety of special interpretive programs. All demonstrations will be presented numerous times throughout the day and promise to be entertaining as well as educational.
9:00 AM Living History Camps Open*
10:00 AM U.S. Infantry Musket Firing Demonstration
10:30 AM Tennessee Militia Cannon Firing Demonstration
11:00 AM Creek stomp Dance
12:00 PM U.S. Infantry Musket Firing Demonstration
12:30 PM Tennessee Militia Cannon Firing Demonstration
1:00 PM Creek Stomp Dance
2:00 PM U.S. Infantry Musket Firing Demonstration
2:30 PM Tennessee Militia Cannon Firing Demonstration
3:00 PM Creek Stomp Dance
4:00 PM Living History Camps Close
*Living history camps consist of Creek and Cherokee hunting camps as well as Tennessee Militia and United States Infantry camps. The hunting camps will feature traditional southeastern skills such as flint knapping, hide tanning, cooking and basket weaving in ongoing demonstrations from 9AM until 4:00 PM.
Contact: Ove Jensen
Fees: Free! There are no entrance or user fees at Horseshoe Bend National Military Park. A donation box is available in the main Visitor Center. These donations are used to support our special events and school outreach programs.
Children (6 to 12 years old) with families are encouraged to participate in the Junior Ranger Program. The Program objectives are:
Help children learn about Horseshoe Bend NMP and about the Park Service in general.
Develop in the child an appreciation of our natural and cultural resources.
Kindle in the child a desire to learn more about our heritage.
Program booklets are available free at the Visitor Center. Children completing the required acitvities will be awarded a Certificate and Junior Ranger Badge. The program must be completed while in the Park and is not available for groups.