Independence Day Anvil Shoot Celebration

2819 Andersonville Highway
Clinton, TN 37716
2819 Andersonville Highway
Clinton, TN 37716
(865) 494-7680
  • Date(s): July 4, 2021 to July 4, 2021
  • Event Time(s): 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: Tickets are 50% off through June 27th. After that date, prices will be $42.00 for families, $20.00 for adults, $10.00 for youth (13-17), and $6.00 for kids (5-12)
  • Location: Museum of Appalachia

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While most Americans celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, the Museum of Appalachia marks the occasion with an old- fashioned “anvil shoot”. Every 4th of July, the Museum uses gunpowder to launch a 200-pound anvil hundreds of feet into the air! Anvil shoots were once a common way for pioneers to commemorate holidays, elections, and other special occasions.

Anvil shoots are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. on July 4th.

The anvil shoot is the centerpiece of an all-day celebration that includes a national bell-ringing ceremony, flag procession, live music, southern food, demonstrations from blacksmiths, beekeepers, dulcimer makers, spinners, weavers, rail splitters, and more.

Independence Day Anvil Shoot Celebration
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  • Museum of Appalachia
  • Tickets are 50% off through June 27th. After that date, prices will be $42.00 for families, $20.00 for adults, $10.00 for youth (13-17), and $6.00 for kids (5-12)