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Imagine being transported 150 years in the past, smack dab in the middle of the Civil War. If you would like to time travel to one of the most significant periods in American history, you are in luck, because the Smoky Mountain Relic Show & Sale will bring Pigeon Forge history to life on August 24th and 25th.
Hosted in the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, the fourth annual Civil War relic show will feature artifacts, activities and entertainment for the whole family. Tickets for both Saturday and Sunday only cost $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children ages 12 and under. The event will last from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Relics and Reenactments
The centerpiece of the show is an impressive collection of genuine Civil War era relics, including muskets, rifles, pistols, bayonets, knives and photographs. Collectors from all over the country come to buy, sell, and talk about these varied and valuable artifacts.
In addition to over a hundred tables filled with relics, the Civil War event will include exciting historical reenactments and artillery demonstrations. Actors portraying famous military figures from the Civil War such as General Robert E. Lee and General Ulysses S. Grant will interact with attendees and answer their questions about the war. People who come to the event will also have the chance to investigate their ancestors’ participation in Pigeon Forge history, with help from onsite genealogy researchers.
This year’s show will feature authentic Civil War era songs performed by multi-instrumentalist Mike Scott. Based in Hendersonvile, TN, Scott recently released an album of wartime music, Home Sweet Home: Instrumental Tribute to the Civil War Era of Songs.
Also scheduled to appear at the Smoky Mountain Relic Show, is historian Gerald Augustus. Author of the book The Loudon County Area of East Tennessee in the War 1861-1865, Augustus will speak about the importance of preserving the land where Civil War battles were fought.
If you will be attending the Smoky Mountain Relic Show & Sale, consider staying over for both days of the event in a beautiful cabin, chalet, or condominium in Pigeon Forge. For more information, check out our Where to Stay tab in order to find the best deals and savings on lodging in the Smokies. Come experience Pigeon Forge history for yourself!