Celebrate Independence Day Weekend at the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm

The Homeplace 1850s Working Farm at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area will host its annual Independence Day Weekend Celebration on July 2-4 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visitors are invited to celebrate America’s birthday in 1850’s style with old-fashioned games, patriotic tributes, historic handicrafts, and more. 

Scheduled programs feature tinsmith tinkering, paper lantern creations, festive pie baking, a farm-totable dinner, outdoor competitions, and even a hot air balloon launch. “The 4th of July was one of the biggest holidays in the 1850s, and we are excited to continue the tradition through providing an authentic celebration experience for families today,” said Chris Kelly, lead interpreter at the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm. 

Scheduled Programs for Independence Day Weekend at the Homeplace: 

Saturday, July 2 

10 a.m.-12 p.m. –Tinsmith Tinkering! 

11 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-2 p.m. – The Race is On 

12 p.m.-2 p.m. – Patriotic Pies 

1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. – Go Fly a Kite

Sunday, July 3 

11 a.m.-1 p.m.– Garden to Table: Sunday Dinner 

11 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-2 p.m. – The Race is On 

2 p.m.-3 p.m. – Filling the Night Sky 

Monday, July 4 

10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. and 2 p.m.-2:30 p.m. – Up, Up, and Away 

11 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-2 p.m. – The Race is On 

1 p.m.-3 p.m. Games and Graces 

General admission covers all programs and activities. Admission for each day is $7 for ages 18 and up; $5 for ages 5-17; and free for ages 4 and under. The Homeplace 1850s Working Farm is open daily from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. and is located at 4512 The Trace, Dover, Tenn., 37058. Learn more online: www.landbetweenthelakes.us/homeplace

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