What to do in David Crockett Birthplace State Park

Davy Crockett's Birthplace has been preserved by the State of Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation as a historic site within the state park system. The site consists of 105 partially wooded acres of land along the Nolichuckey River in Greene County, Tennessee.

The museum at the park contains exhibits which tell of the different aspects of the life of Davy Crockett. Visitors can learn a lot about Crockett the hunter, the politician, the businessman and the legendary hero as portrayed in the Walt Disney movie of the 1950's. A short video about Davy Crockett can be viewed in the museum during business hours.

In addition to the museum, a cabin replica sits a short walking distance from the museum. The cabin depicts a typical frontier cabin much like the one in which Davy Crockett was born in 1786. Located in front of the cabin is the engraved footstone to the original cabin. After visiting the museum and cabin, the visitor can look for his or her own home states' natural stone incorporated in the Crockett monument wall.

Other points of interests are the home of Andrew Johnson in Greeneville, TN; Tipton Haynes Historic Site and Rocky Mount Historic site in Johnson City, TN.

Recreation
There is a museum and cabin replica to view as well as camping, hiking and picnicking opportunities found at this park.

Location
From the North-Take Interstate 81 to Exit 23 off to 11E for 27 miles to park signs located on the highway.

From the South-Take Interstate 81 to Exit 57A to Interstate 181 to Boones Creek Exit/Jonesborough to Boones Creek highway to 11E in Jonesborough. Go south on 11E and follow signs to the park entrance. The park is approximately 27 miles from Exit 57A.

Climate
Tennessee has a temperate climate with short, mild winters. The average annual snowfall for the state is 12 inches. Spring comes in early March bringing flowering trees and shrubs, and warmer weather. Spring temperatures average between 45 and 70 degrees. Summer's full force arrives in the region by mid May, bringing warm weather and higher humidity. The mountains of eastern Tennessee are a great place to escape the hot summer temperatures as the higher elevation cools the air slightly. Cool fall temperatures bring crisp air and brilliant fall colors. Mid to late October is a good time to visit the region to experience the fall foliage.

Address
1245 Davy Crockett Park Road
Limestone, TN 37681-5825

Phone: 888-TN-PARKS

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