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David Crockett Birthplace State Park

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Address: 1245 Davy Crockett Park Rd, Limestone, TN 37681-5825
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+1 423-257-2167
08:00 - 16:30
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David Crockett was a pioneer, soldier, politician and industrialist. He was...

David Crockett was a pioneer, soldier, politician and industrialist. He was born near the town of Limestone, Tenn. in 1786. David Crockett Birthplace State Park commemorates the birthplace of this famous Tennessean. In 1817, he moved to Lawrence County. While serving in Congress, he fought for his people’s right to keep land they had settled on in the new frontier of West Tennessee. Crockett died at the Alamo Mission in March of 1836 while aiding the Texans in their fight for independence from Mexico. David Crockett Birthplace State Park became a state park in 1973.

This 105-acre historic park just upstream from the falls of the scenic Nolichucky River is maintained as a memorial to Crockett. This area includes a limestone marker and replica cabin, as well as visitor center exhibits. Nearby is the Cherokee National Forest and his father’s Crockett Tavern Museum in Morristown.

David Crockett Birthplace State Park has 88 campsites. Forty have full hook-ups (water, electric and sewer), 30 sites have water and electric only and there are 18 primitive tent sites with no hook-up. The RV campsites can accommodate any size RV. Small tents may be put up beside the RV’s. The campground is located near the scenic Nolichucky River. A swimming pool and a playground are located adjacent to the camping area.

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Visited actual family cabin.

Lots of parking even campsites for RVs if planned ahead. Park area of family cabin enjoyed all the historical information on Davy Crocketts life and family. Walking trails and... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017

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639 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What is it with Tennessee and the lack of state park signs? (See Cummins Falls, et al). Does Big Foot or Wood Booger as it's known in these parts, steal them at night or something? Yet again we had to turn around and go back after I missed a teeny tiny sign on the busy highway. Each turn along the... More 

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Tennessee S, Owner at David Crockett Birthplace State Park, responded to this review

Paul, we're very sorry about the signage issue. We partner with TDOT to get signs up on the roads. Some of them are small, and they often disappear. Maybe it is one of the creatures you mentioned who took them. We're glad to hear your visit was generally pleasant once you found the park. We are doing some work to... More 

Oakland, Tennessee
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Davy Crockett was a surprise. We really went there just out of curiosity but did not know that this was a beautiful area packed with history which helped remove some of the mythical nature that surrounds Crockett.

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Clemmons, United States
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

This park is a nice place to come have a picnic or throw a Frisbee. There is a river running through the park, and event are held that take you back to the 1700s. When we went, they were shooting at Targets with old 1700s guns, and people were camping out by the river in 1700s style. There is also... More 

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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I just happened to be traveling down the road when I saw a sign for the birthplace of Davy Crockett. Being that he's a traditional hero and folk legend of my generation, I turned off to seek it out. Thankful for Google, because it's not an easy find tucked away among farmlands. I was glad I did it for the... More 

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Anderson, South Carolina
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

I was disappointed visiting the cabin due to the setting, etc. It was just a restored (or reconstructed) building sitting in a grassy area. It did not seem like a historic place. However, this park looks like a lot of fun for locals, especially children and teen - swimming pool and lots of space for playing ball, etc. Bottom line... More 

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Reviewed 4 January 2017

We moved to NE Tn 3 years ago. We are 3 miles from this beautiful park. Despite a previous negative review this is an amazing place. If you are looking for Disney World go to Florida. This park is packed with history. The beautiful Nolichucky River flows thru the park and even has a boat ramp. The cabin area has... More 

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Reviewed 2 January 2017

Lots of parking even campsites for RVs if planned ahead. Park area of family cabin enjoyed all the historical information on Davy Crocketts life and family. Walking trails and river access available. Sat on the porch and enjoyed the beautiful weather, watching the river running. Looks like he just left this place, is very well kept.

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Gladewater, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

This site was high on my list to visit while in the area. Davey Crockett died in the Alamo to help secure the future of the great state of Texas. This state park is perhaps the most bare bone state park I have ever visited. It was difficult to locate using our GPS and it turned out to be hidden... More 

Haymarket, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I remember Fess Parker as Davey Crockett on TV when I was a kid. I had a coon-skin cap and a flintlock rifle to go with it. The song from the show was burned into my brain so much that I taught it to my son when he was about 5 years old. He was the only kid in his... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The cabin/monument was ok to look at, but it is a reconstruction, and if you've seen one log cabin reconstruction, you've really seen them all. The most disappointing part was that the museum/visitor's center was closed when we arrived in the middle of the afternoon (during their opening hours). Guy at the campground office said the museum worker had "left... More 

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