October Events at Natural Tunnel State Park

 “The Wilderness Road Blockhouse”

October 21, 2017 2 p.m.

Natural Tunnel State Park – Wilderness Road Blockhouse

The Blockhouse was built in the spring of 1775 on the North Fork of the Holston River by John Anderson. His fortified home became a landmark along the road west, the Wilderness Road, which was marked by Daniel Bonne and 30 ax men. Over the next thirty years, some 300,000 people passed Anderson’s home on their journey through the Cumberland Gap and on into what would become the state of Kentucky, and further westward. Tour a replica of the Anderson Blockhouse as members of the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association provide information about the history of the building and area. Discover who John Anderson was and why his home was important to the frontier. This is a free program open to everyone. No pets allowed inside of the Blockhouse. For more information about the association visit http://www.danielboonetrail.com

 

 “The Wilderness Road Blockhouse”

October 22, 2017 2 p.m.

Natural Tunnel State Park – Wilderness Road Blockhouse

The Blockhouse was built in the spring of 1775 on the North Fork of the Holston River by John Anderson. His fortified home became a landmark along the road west, the Wilderness Road, which was marked by Daniel Bonne and 30 ax men. Over the next thirty years, some 300,000 people passed Anderson’s home on their journey through the Cumberland Gap and on into what would become the state of Kentucky, and further westward. Tour a replica of the Anderson Blockhouse as members of the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association provide information about the history of the building and area. Discover who John Anderson was and why his home was important to the frontier. This is a free program open to everyone. No pets allowed inside of the Blockhouse. For more information about the association visit http://www.danielboonetrail.com

 

 “The Wilderness Road Blockhouse”

October 28, 2017 2 p.m.

Natural Tunnel State Park – Wilderness Road Blockhouse

The Blockhouse was built in the spring of 1775 on the North Fork of the Holston River by John Anderson. His fortified home became a landmark along the road west, the Wilderness Road, which was marked by Daniel Bonne and 30 ax men. Over the next thirty years, some 300,000 people passed Anderson’s home on their journey through the Cumberland Gap and on into what would become the state of Kentucky, and further westward. Tour a replica of the Anderson Blockhouse as members of the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association provide information about the history of the building and area. Discover who John Anderson was and why his home was important to the frontier. This is a free program open to everyone. No pets allowed inside of the Blockhouse. For more information about the association visit http://www.danielboonetrail.com

 

 “Frontier Harvest Festival”

October 28, 2017  10 a.m.

Natural Tunnel State Park – Wilderness Road Blockhouse

Take a step back in time, over 200 years ago, with the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association. See, touch, taste, and smell what fall offers settlers. Members of the Association will be dressed in period attire providing on-going demonstrations that guests can take part in. The demonstrations include learning how clothing was made from breaking flax to spinning wool. See how candles were made from bees wax. Watch and smell what three sister stew is and how the bread oven is used. If it is cool outside, stand by the salt pot fire and maybe you will have an opportunity stir the pot. Do not forget to hang-out with the blacksmith to see his new creation. Find out what the settlers used for blankets as the longhunter shows you how to tan a hide. This is a great program for families. The program is free and stop by any time you would like between 1-5 p.m. http://tinyurl.com/hrvyrvf

 

 “Lighting of the Tunnel”

October 28, 2017  7 p.m.

Natural Tunnel State Park – Chairlift

Take a seven minute lantern lit chairlift ride down to the naturally made tunnel. Visit one of Scott County’s oldest buildings, the Carter Cabin. Once there, listen to stories about the Wilderness Trail given by the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association. Head out to the mouth of the tunnel to view the sheer limestone rock walls it at night. Curl up next to a campfire and listen to live entertainment echoing through the amphitheater. Entertainment will get your toes tappin’ and your hands clappin’. Parking is $4 per vehicle. Chairlift is $4 per person for a round trip ticket and $3 for a one way ticket. For more information call (276) 940-2674. http://tinyurl.com/haweksu 

 

 “The Wilderness Road Blockhouse”

October 29, 2017 2 p.m.

Natural Tunnel State Park – Wilderness Road Blockhouse

The Blockhouse was built in the spring of 1775 on the North Fork of the Holston River by John Anderson. His fortified home became a landmark along the road west, the Wilderness Road, which was marked by Daniel Bonne and 30 ax men. Over the next thirty years, some 300,000 people passed Anderson’s home on their journey through the Cumberland Gap and on into what would become the state of Kentucky, and further westward. Tour a replica of the Anderson Blockhouse as members of the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association provide information about the history of the building and area. Discover who John Anderson was and why his home was important to the frontier. This is a free program open to everyone. No pets allowed inside of the Blockhouse. For more information about the association visit http://www.danielboonetrail.com